| Sep 6, 2011
Vann Nath, whose talent as an artist helped him survive Cambodia's most notorious prison during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s and whose later paintings bore witness to the prison's many horrors, has died. He was 66.
Vann Nath, who...
| Jul 31, 2011
Thoughts Without Cigarettes
Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50
Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century?
Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The scars from the transplant surgery mean different things to each of them.
For Karen Forbes, who received a kidney last Wednesday from an anonymous donor, the scar is symbolic of her newfound hope.
"I am able to look forward to the future rather...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:58 PM
While it's important to get vaccinated against the flu virus as early as possible, it's never too late to reap the benefits of this vaccine. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the peak months for the spread of the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:44 AM
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE,...
| 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 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-...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:20 AM
"Orange or apple 4 a diabetic?" my daughter texted me.
Either medium size, I texted back.
"K thk work is crazy."
Whatever that was about...
What is diabetes about? Here are some myths and facts adapted from the American Diabetes Association, or ADA,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
We have two cats, ages 13 and 17. One or both of them (we believe the older one) is leaving both urine and feces outside the litter box on an almost daily basis. We try to keep the litter clean and have no idea why he keeps on doing this. How can we...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Jeffrey F. Ritter, a physician's assistant who was recalled for his bedside manner and willingness to listen, died Friday of cardiac arrest related to kidney disease at Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Westminster resident was 55.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Actor Jack Black and other celebrities helped people with kidney disease “Beat the Odds” at the “No Limit Texas Hold ’em Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament” last Saturday at the Glendale YWCA.
The Glendale-based Renal...