| Mar 11, 2012
| 2:36 PM
A kidney success story
Leslie Cochran and Marilee Kerns were saluted in the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday as part of World Kidney Day.
While growing up, Kerns once offered to give her friend Cochran a kidney if she needed it, because of a...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:38 AM
One local husband and wife are more than just a couple, they are life savers.
Michael and Elaine Alhand have been married for more than 40 years. Michael, a diabetic, suffered kidney failure. In 2003, he was placed on dialysis. One year later, he got...
| Apr 4, 2012
Should you get a cardiac stress test as part of your annual checkup? A chest X-ray before outpatient surgery? A CT scan or antibiotics for chronic sinusitis?
In most cases, no.
But patients get these commonly used tests and procedures — and many...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:35 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat lots of red meat may have a higher risk of some types of kidney cancer, suggests a large U.S. study.
Researchers found that middle-aged adults who ate the most red meat were 19 percent more likely to be...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Nick Cannon, husband to singer Mariah Carey, is back home after being released from a Los Angeles hospital.
Doctors treated Cannon, 31, for mild kidney failure.
He is now resting and recovering at home, according to a...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In many ways, Tim Langham is like many other 23-year-olds—still finding his way.
Just the other day, he told his parents he has decided to pursue his passion – cooking – rather than to continue studying psychology in college.
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Aug 5, 2012
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. C.H. Mitch Jacques, dean of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Eastern Division, retired June 30.
Jacques worked for more than 19 years as a physician and...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Re. "Chick-fil-A supporters crowd local store (Aug. 2):
Your article proclaiming that Chick-fil-A supporters came out "en masse" to support the company after its president said he believes in the religious definition of marriage is so disingenuous and...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Nine people went on trial in southern China over allegations they helped a teenager to sell one of his kidneys so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, a court in Hunan Province said Friday.
Prosecutors said in court Thursday that the nine people "should...