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Pump Up The Volume

Just as vision and hearing change over time, aging can also lead to changes in the larynx that can cause a decrease in voice volume or a change in pitch or tone. And, while a change in voice is not a life-threatening condition, it can alter the way a person goes through life or is ...   Read More »

A Life-Saving Surgery

Brain surgery by Keck Medicine of USC specialists removes a benign tumor that affected the child’s hearing. Doing everything possible to help our patients do more of the things they love is the driving force behind The Keck Effect. For Adrianna Bowman, a vibrant 5-year-old preparing to start kindergarten, what seemed to be a routine ...   Read More »

Renowned physician-scientists attend CORLAS

Rick Friedman, MD, PhD, professor of Otolaryngology, and John Niparko, MD, chair of the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, attended the Collegium Oto-rhino-laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS) meeting in San Francisco, CA August 23-26, 2015. The Collegium Oto-rhino-laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum is an international organization of otorhinolaryngologists and clinician-scientists ...   Read More »

Steve begins his road to recovery from head and neck cancer

Photo: Steve, patient of Niels C. Kokot, MD, pictured with his wife and two dogs Steve, a wine and spirits division manager in the San Gabriel Valley, first noticed a lump on his neck about the size of a pea in May of 2010. An emergency tonsillectomy and biopsy revealed stage 4 squamous cell cancer. ...   Read More »

The Science of Sleep

From neuroscientists to engineers, USC researchers delve into what happens during slumber—and how to help us get more of it. In the classic fairy tale, Snow White bites into an apple and slips into a state of suspended animation. For her fellow figment of fiction, man-about-the-Catskills character Rip Van Winkle, a sip of moonshine affords ...   Read More »