| Aug 22, 2010
| 9:40 PM
How do 19 high school football players get sick with a rare condition?
Parents and school officials in McMinnville, Oregon sure want to know.
The small town in Northwest Oregon is all abuzz over the epidemic that left the 19 players suffering muscle...
| Feb 13, 2011
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:48 PM
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.
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2011
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...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:10 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Hundreds of people walked through Wasena Park Sunday afternoon, all to raise awareness about the importance of early detection for kidney disease and the importance of organ donations.
Walkers of all ages registered to walk one mile at Wasena Park. They'...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:15 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've suffered bouts of kidney stones may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on, new research suggests.
A number of studies have observed that people with diabetes are more likely to form kidney...
| Nov 17, 2011
Despite several decades of urging from doctors and government officials to cut back on salt, a culprit in high blood pressure, most Americans aren't paying much attention.
Americans consume, depending on which study you look at, an average of 3,000 to 4,...