| 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-...
| Oct 8, 2013
With the holiday season approaching comes its attendant tree trimmings of glimmering glass ornaments and tinsel so shiny it looks good enough to eat. That is, from a cat's perspective.
"I've had to remove tinsel from more than one animal, and that's...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Chris Schnitzer of Lake Villa wanted to help her niece who needs a kidney transplant and decided there was only one way left to do that.
"I can't give her my kidney, but I can do a fundraiser," said Schnitzer, 53, who found out two weeks ago she's not a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Rabeea K. Choudhary is joining the staff of Sanford Aberdeen Clinic as a nephrologist.
She specializes in diagnosing and treating kidney disease. Conditions she typically treats include hypertension, acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease and post...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Julie Stitt begged her husband for years to let her donate her kidney as he spent nearly a decade in dialysis, through two failed transplants. Last year, he relented.
It was a difficult decision. Her husband, Chuck, didn't want her to make the sacrifice....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:20 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Threatened by some pretty hefty issues of life, Bob Elliott did what he's always done.
He came out swinging.
Fourteen years ago, Elliott -- who will enter his second season as a Notre Dame assistant football coach -- was diagnosed with a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:03 AM
As a veterinarian with a few years (translation: decades) under my stethoscope, I have come to really appreciate the puppies and kittens that come in to our office for their first visits and then watching them grow and develop over years and move on...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Q: I'm 23 years old, female and primarily heterosexual. I've never even been in a relationship. I'm starting to date a man who is a bit older and far more experienced than I am. I am very smitten and want to have sex with him, but I'm terrified that he'll...