| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Larry Rafes had to listen to the voicemail three times to process the news. He had spent 25 days on dialysis after been told that he would need a second kidney transplant, only three years after the first. The Allentown salesman had since become an...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Baxter International Inc. on Monday reported better-than-expected income and revenue for the fourth quarter as demand for its hemophilia and dialysis products boosted sales.
The Deerfield-based medical products company said net income fell 34 percent to...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When John Davis' kidney began failing in January, his girlfriend's mother decided to donate one of her kidneys to help save his life. That the two weren't actually a "match" — meaning Davis' body would never accept her kidney — didn't matter....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A gently used dress in the back of a closet could make a young woman’s evening special later this month as the Renal Support Network prepares for its 15th annual Renal Teen Prom for young kidney-disease survivors and their guests.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
This year, I have covered the survival stories of several transplant recipients. While making it to the transplant list and receiving the organ is certainly monumental, is not end of all worries for the recipients. On Monday, I spoke with two kidney...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's been almost 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels took their ill-fated road trip to Aspen, Colo., in "Dumb & Dumber."
Since then Daniels' career stock has risen, with the actor playing a number of more intelligent men including his current...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
All Susan Hancock wanted was to be able to get up off the floor. After years of neglecting her health, Hancock suffered a stroke last October and spent the next several months in and out of the hospital. While she was there, the doctors put her on kidney...
| Nov 7, 2013
For Orlando musician Steve Garron, the will to survive has been hard-earned, after years of medical treatments that have left him physically and emotionally drained.
Garron returns to the stage Sunday, headlining a benefit reunion show with his much-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months.
A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
| Nov 10, 2013
Veteran's Day will be celebrated Monday, and it has always been a special holiday for Mike and Nancy Carder.
Each has family connections to the military. Her brother was a Marine; her father was in the National Guard. His dad was a World War II pilot,...
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...