| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: We lost our Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, and it's still very difficult to talk about and deal with the loss. Poor Gracie, our other dog, has also had a tough time, and it's been heartbreaking. I think Gracie is still waiting for McGee to come home....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:04 AM
On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
| May 9, 2012
By the time Ray Fearing was first diagnosed with a rare kidney disease back in 2000, the damage that had already been done was such that a transplant would eventually be his only option.
"By then, they (the doctors) had noticed there was a lot of...
| Sep 5, 2012
We think about being heart healthy. We think about strengthening our bones. But we rarely pondered the state of our kidneys — that is, until Boston Market announced last month that it was removing salt shakers from the tables at its 476 locations....
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Joan Corbin's day is governed by the humming box in the alcove off her living room. For nearly an hour in the afternoon and nine hours at night, the Smith Island resident must tether herself to a suitcase-sized dialysis machine to get rid of the waste...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The problems of a 10-year-old sound something like this.
"Can I pleeeaaase have an email account?" pleads Lindsey Duquette, jumping up and down in front of her mom, Pam Duquette, in the family kitchen in Sparks. "All my friends have email."
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:09 PM
It was an historic day for IU Health as one group of doctors live tweeted while another group doctors saved performed a kidney transplant.
The kidney went from 33-year-old Colin Newton to his buddy, 31-year-old Caleb Johnson.
Johnson has been on...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Our marketed product Soliris®...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
A recent government...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
LONDON (AP) - Global health officials are closely following a new respiratory virus related to SARS that is believed to have killed at least one person in Saudi Arabia and left another person in critical condition in Britain.
The germ is a...