| Aug 3, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can you tell me about Erdheim-Chester disease?
ANSWER: Erdheim-Chester disease is a very rare disorder in which histiocytes, cells that help fight infection, multiply and infiltrate bone marrow and then spread throughout the body....
| Jun 15, 2010
The non-profit Men's Health Network has named the week of June 14-20—the week leading up to Father's Day—as Men's Health Week.
According to the Men's Health Network, many men's health issues are preventable, and Men's Health Week is...
| May 25, 2010
After a difficult pregnancy, weeks of bed rest and an emergency cesarean section, Liz Logelin got only a quick peek at her daughter before the newborn, healthy but premature, was whisked away to the neonatal unit.
The next day, a nurse arrived with a...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Do you know a family whose child has chronic kidney disease? If so, get out the calendar. The newly opened Hewell Kids’ Kidney Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is offering a free nutrition event to families who have children with...
| Nov 5, 2010
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Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese, (Costco item 40654) offered for sale and in cheese sampling events at Costco Wholesale Corp. locations is preliminarily linked with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections. Consumers who have any of this cheese...
| Apr 8, 2010
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In support of the California Department of Fish and Game and its effort to keep hunters and anglers informed, Outposts, on Thursday or Friday, posts marine biologist Carrie Wilson's weekly Q&A column: Question:What happened to the trout fishery in Lake......
| Mar 26, 2010
| 6:03 PM
A month ago, Dan Coyne knew just two things about a cheerful cashier who worked at Jewel-Osco in Evanston: her first name and her need for a new kidney.
On Friday, however, their lives became inextricably linked after Coyne donated one of his healthy...
| Apr 22, 2010
Singer and Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole has been named spokesperson of the non-profit United Kidney Research Organization (UKRO), which supports medical research related to the prevention, treatment and eradication of all forms of kidney disease.
| May 12, 2010
At 71, with more than two years of a punishing schedule of dialysis under his belt, William Kavadias thought a new kidney would never come. Transplants, he assumed, were for the young.
But last year, Kavadias' life-saving chance came in an unlikely...
| May 3, 2010
Diabetics with kidney disease who are taking high doses of B vitamins in an effort to forestall heart attacks should stop taking them immediately because they are potentially very harmful, Canadian researchers reported in the Journal of the American...
| Jun 9, 2010
Thousands of people undergoing dialysis could benefit from doing their own dialysis in the comfort of their own homes. Daily home dialysis with a small, FDA-cleared machine is available for many people who have had kidney failure. People like retired...