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FOX 17 ReporterOver the years, 41 year-old John Williamson has seen his cousin, Andy Williamson, only a handful of times. Their fathers are brothers and grew up in Scotland; John’s father moving to Canada and John eventually ended up in Grand Rapids. Andy, now...
Our Town EditorSomewhat goofy by nature, Ray Faczan always wanted to be a clown. As a pharmaceutical sales represantative, his career obligations prohibited him from achieving the ambition. But when he retired five or six years ago, he finally acquiesced to an...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics
It was an historic day for IU Health as one group of doctors live tweeted while another group doctors saved performed a kidney transplant. The kidney went from 33-year-old Colin Newton to his buddy, 31-year-old Caleb Johnson. Johnson has been on...
Tags: Renal Failure, Kidney
The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer. Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...
Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with kidney disorders. But during emergencies, particularly bad weather, sometimes patients don't want to go — or can't get to — their usual dialysis center. There are some steps patients can take...
email@example.comApril was a busy month for Hagerstown resident Mike Butler. He's a low-key guy, but he is filled with missionary zeal. His life was changed, made more complete. He owes a debt, and he wants to pay it forward. Seventeen years ago, Butler received a...
Daily American Staff WriterIn December, Philip Hoffman was diagnosed with acute vasculitis. “My immune system went bad and damaged my kidneys,” he said in a telephone interview. “Just my luck — I got a rare disease.” But Hoffman had good luck as...
By the time Ray Fearing was first diagnosed with a rare kidney disease back in 2000, the damage that had already been done was such that a transplant would eventually be his only option. "By then, they (the doctors) had noticed there was a lot of...
Tags: Pancreas, Human Interest, Charity, Symptoms, Health
South Bend TribuneDigging through my mother’s dresser several weeks ago, I retrieved a blue plastic cleaner's bag and peeked inside. Was that a wedding veil, the abundant tulle lightly folded? I stuck a hand in. It was not just one wedding veil I retrieved;...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — A local father accused of slaying his 10-year-old son and abusing his other children no longer plans to use an insanity defense. Terry Sturgis, 35, notified the court at a hearing on Wednesday before St. Joseph Superior Court Judge...
Tuesday, jurors got to hear from Terry Sturgis – in his own words – for the first time during his murder trial. Prosecuting attorneys played more than two hours of a very long interrogation with Sturgis that began about three hours after...
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...
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