| 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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Nick Cannon, husband to singer Mariah Carey, is back home after being released from a Los Angeles hospital.
Doctors treated Cannon, 31, for mild kidney failure.
He is now resting and recovering at home, according to a...
| May 9, 2012
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...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Dr. Otto Roza passed away on Oct. 30, 2012, two days prior to his 88th birthday, in Florida.
He was the first nephrologist (kidney specialist) in Washington County and the Tri-State area. He introduced outpatient dialysis for patients with advanced...
| Sep 5, 2012
We think about being heart healthy. We think about strengthening our bones. But we rarely pondered the state of our kidneys — that is, until Boston Market announced last month that it was removing salt shakers from the tables at its 476 locations....
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Joan Corbin's day is governed by the humming box in the alcove off her living room. For nearly an hour in the afternoon and nine hours at night, the Smith Island resident must tether herself to a suitcase-sized dialysis machine to get rid of the waste...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The problems of a 10-year-old sound something like this.
"Can I pleeeaaase have an email account?" pleads Lindsey Duquette, jumping up and down in front of her mom, Pam Duquette, in the family kitchen in Sparks. "All my friends have email."
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Our marketed product Soliris®...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
A recent government...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In many ways, Tim Langham is like many other 23-year-olds—still finding his way.
Just the other day, he told his parents he has decided to pursue his passion – cooking – rather than to continue studying psychology in college.