| Dec 14, 2009
| 1:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the eve of their dual surgeries, Tom Otten of suburban St. Louis tried to ease his nervous wife, Irene, by composing this poem about the impending donation of his left kidney:
'Twas the night before surgery and all through the body...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 1:52 PM
The winter storm moving through our area almost posed a major problem for a 59-year-old Atlantic Beach woman, who was in dire need of a liver transplant.
Maryann Steinbock received a call from doctors Friday that a match had been found and she was told...
| Dec 23, 2009
In a first for Children's Memorial Hospital, doctors say they were able to perform transplants on two boys using segments from the same liver.
The eight-hour operations were performed last Friday on 2-year-old Frank Sroka and 17-year-old Christian...
| Dec 24, 2009
Christian Liberto's daily regimen consisted of a cocktail of 22 pills.
The high school senior suffered from a chronic liver disorder and was too weak to play sports, spent much of the day in bed and had yet to make plans for college because he didn't...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 11:34 AM
Note: This recipe from "Simply French," Patricia Wells' book with three-star French chef Joel Robuchon, is a good example of the attention to detail that makes a truly great cook. It's a small thing, but tilting the duck on the platter after the...
| Apr 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why, if you're at the top of the transplant list, would you not be able to get a donor organ when one becomes available?
ANSWER: Patients at the top of the list are given consideration when a potential organ becomes available. But...
| Jun 1, 2010
Rhonda McCartt was in shock when a mammogram and biopsy revealed precancerous cells in her breast.
In the past, such a diagnosis would have been a signal to wait and worry, with close monitoring to see whether the cells became cancerous. These days, as...
| May 29, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways — metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical —...
| Dec 29, 2009
While that last tequila shooter with the co-workers seemed like a good idea at the time, the next morning might prove otherwise. The holidays provide endless justifiable excuses for overindulgence, particularly for food and alcohol, and hangovers are just...
| Dec 30, 2009
About a year after Shirley Mertz's breast cancer had spread throughout her spine and into her liver, she was awaiting a scan to gauge how her treatment was working. When told it showed no evidence of disease, she recalls being flabbergasted - as was her...
| Jan 22, 2010
Ten month old Gage Alexander Monson died Thursday from his injuries in a bathtub accident, but he may have saved someone else's life. His family donated his liver to help save another child.
Police tell FOX 17 that Gage's mother put him in the bathtub...