| 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...
| Apr 11, 2012
Since she was first diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 19, Lindsay Porter, now 47, has had to face the reality that she would someday need a kidney transplant.
"It really didn't affect me very much at all until my early 30s, when I developed...
| Dec 15, 2011
More than 20 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 40 million are in the early stages of the disease. Managing diabetes can be a challenge all year long, but the holidays can pose special problems. All those extra treats, meals and...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:10 PM
For those concerned about good health, the government is offering advice on how to get to a normal weight with the recent release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
The guidelines tell people what to eat more of, what to eat less of and how to balance the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:32 PM
At least one student at George Washington Elementary in southwest Baltimore has been diagnosed with scarlet fever, according to the city health department.
A letter was sent home to parents Thursday detailing the illness' symptoms.
Scarlet fever is a...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:20 PM
School and health officials worked Friday to ease parents' fears after three classmates at George Washington Elementary in Southwest Baltimore were diagnosed with scarlet fever — an ailment with a scary history, but one that is easily treated and...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Yesterday's Party, Ebensburg, Dynamite DJs, DJ John Dennis, Friday, Oct. 12; 7th Gear, Saturday, Oct. 13; Stitch, Friday, Oct. 19; Locked & Loaded, Saturday, Oct. 20; DJ, Friday, Oct. 26; DJ John Dennis and Halloween Costume Party, Saturday, Oct. 27....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Former NFL player and actor Alex Karras died Wednesday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. He was 77.
"After a heroic fight with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and for the last two years, stomach cancer," Karras died at his home, surrounded...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Q: If you exercise daily (and sweat), can you have more than the daily recommended limit of sodium?
A: The simple answer is "yes," but it really depends on how much you exercise and sweat, and how much sodium already is in your diet. Sodium in our diet...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Windber Hotel, 502 15th St., Windber, Grip, Friday, Oct. 19; Wylde Syde, Saturday, Oct. 20; The Chi, Friday, Oct. 26; Pivot, Saturday, Oct. 27.
Yesterday's Party, Ebensburg, Stitch, Friday, Oct. 19; Locked & Loaded, Saturday, Oct. 20; DJ, Friday, Oct....