| Dec 19, 2012
Although drinking too much alcohol impairs judgment and motor skills, intoxicated trauma-center patients also appear to be less likely to have potentially fatal problems such as heart and renal failure, a statistical study by a University of Illinois at...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Oscar for his performance in the 1955 film "Marty"and starred in the television show "McHale's Navy," died of apparent kidney failure Sunday afternoon at Cedars Sinai Hospial, according to his publicist....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2012
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...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 2:36 PM
A kidney success story
Leslie Cochran and Marilee Kerns were saluted in the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday as part of World Kidney Day.
While growing up, Kerns once offered to give her friend Cochran a kidney if she needed it, because of a...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:54 PM
"Alaska," a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering from kidney failure, zoo officials said.
The female bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Alaska, a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering kidney failure, zoo officials said.
The bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Lori Hartwell didn't go to her senior prom.
Throughout her teenage years, the 46-year-old was on dialysis for chronic kidney disease. Diagnosed at 2 years old, she had two failed kidney transplants before she reached 20.
Fourteen years ago, a few...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
LONDON (AP) - Global health officials are closely following a new respiratory virus related to SARS that is believed to have killed at least one person in Saudi Arabia and left another person in critical condition in Britain.
The germ is a...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Scientists are trying to unravel a medical mystery involving a new type of coronavirus, which come from that same large family of viruses that bring us the common cold but also brought us Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - better known as SARS - back...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology.
The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor...