Readers of USC Health, Keck Medicine of USC’s patient- and community-facing magazine, can find the latest issue online at Print copies are also en route to Keck Medicine clinical locations and mailboxes across southern California.

In this issue, readers will meet Cora Jackson-Fossett, a lifelong spokesperson who needed a total laryngectomy, the removal of her entire voice box, to treat her laryngeal cancer. Thanks to her USC Head and Neck Center treatment team, Cora later had her ability to speak restored with a prosthesis and specialized care.

Additional patient stories include a rare living-organ transplant exchange between two pairs of siblings; a triathlete who has returned to competition after recovering from a ruptured brain aneurysm; and a mother and daughter who underwent brain surgery within eight days of each other.

Readers will also find reliable health news and wellness advice, including possible causes of insomnia, tips for finding a specialist and how to determine whether a trip to the emergency room is in order.

Rounding out the issue are updates on Keck Medicine’s ambulatory locations, leadership and clinical capabilities, as well as a patient-authored perspective piece on the value of the health system’s patient and family advisory council.

To read the latest digital issue of USC Health, click here.

— Kate Faye