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Kidney (INACTIVE)

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  • Pain relievers: What are the differences?

    Pain relievers: What are the differences?
    Acetaminophen Brand name: Tylenol Best for: Excellent for pain relief and fever reduction. Commonly used long-term for osteoarthritis, chronic back pain and headaches. Side effects: Very few if taken as directed, which makes it our experts' first...
  • What drugs are best to treat high blood pressure in diabetics?

    What drugs are best to treat high blood pressure in diabetics?
    Q: I have diabetes and high blood pressure. Is the combination of lisinopril and amlodipine a good choice? A: Your combination of drugs to treat high blood pressure is one of the best. Many experts consider this their first choice for treating high blood...
  • Strength training does more than bulk up muscles

    Strength training does more than bulk up muscles
    Strength training has strong-armed its way beyond the realm of bodybuilding. A growing body of research shows that working out with weights has health benefits beyond simply bulking up one's muscles and strengthening bones. Studies are finding that...
  • Pet Of The Week

    Regent, a Bengal cat, was diagnosed with kidney disease at 9 years old. That is when I learned about the importance of feeding canned food to cats. Before Regent's diagnosis, I supported the popular 1970s theory that cats only needed dry food. I was...
  • Triple kidney swap: 'We think it is the future'

    Triple kidney swap: 'We think it is the future'
    Joy Hindle cried when she found out she couldn't give one of her kidneys to her twin brother. Then doctors gave the Bel Air woman another option: a kidney exchange, in which she would donate her kidney to a patient who needed one, and her diabetic...
  • Life-threatening sepsis appears to be on rise

    Life-threatening sepsis appears to be on rise
    Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
  • Williamsburg couple is a perfect match

    Williamsburg couple is a perfect match
    By any measure, Erik Cook has been dealt a lousy hand. At 8 he started losing his eyesight, as a teen he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and in October 2009 he suffered kidney failure. Now 30, for 15 months he has been tethered nightly — for...
  • As disease attacks her kidneys, a Williamsburg woman fights back with fitness

    As disease attacks her kidneys, a Williamsburg woman fights back with fitness
    Heather Oman had never heard of polycystic kidney disease until she was diagnosed with it in January 2006. She's 35. A wife and mother of two children, ages 3 and 8. There is no cure. Average age of morbidity: 58. "But that is changing. Kidney...
  • Wife's decision to donate kidney to husband also saves her life

    Wife's decision to donate kidney to husband also saves her life
    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...
  • Unnecessary medicine: Physician groups list 45 overused tests, procedures

    Unnecessary medicine: Physician groups list 45 overused tests, procedures
    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...
  • Hampton Roads African American Hall of Fame to induct 13, including Mourning

    Alonzo Mourning, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist, seven –time NBA All-Star and a member of the 2006 NBA champion Miami Heat, and five athletes from the peninsula Terry Kirby, Lisa Rice, Chris Slade, Ron Springs, and Walt "Fuzzy" Ward headline the list of...