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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...
Tags: Gallbladder, Diseases and Illnesses, Dialysis, Diabetes, Cancer
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...
My Pet WorldQ: My 16-year-old cat has been vomiting off and on for a week. The veterinarian said it's because her kidneys are failing. Should I consider putting her down? -- J.S., Cyberspace A: "There's a difference between kidney insufficiency and kidney failure,"...
Tags: Pets, Fatty Acids, Apple iTunes, Kidney, Dietary Supplements
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...
KTLA NewsLOS 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...
He's run marathons, completed nearly two dozen triathlons and biked more than 4,000 miles cross country. "I'm healthy, I'm happy, I'm married, I'm doing the things that I thought I would never accomplish as a ten-year-old child given this diagnosis,"...
Lisa Giles didn't expect anything major to go wrong when she became a living organ donor to help her older brother. Doctors told her the surgery posed little risk and that she could live a long, healthy life with a single kidney. But immediately after...
Alonzo Mourning, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist, seven time NBA All-Star and a member of the 2006 NBA champion Miami Heat, and five athletes from the peninsula Terry Kirby, Lisa Rice, Chris Slade, Ron Springs, and Walt "Fuzzy" Ward headline the list of...
By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum One of the great things about living where we do is that we have ample opportunities for kids to get to know animals. Whether it's a visit to a grandparent's farm, a trip to a petting zoo or attending the county...
Vital Signs Health Blog - Orlando SentinelDo you know a family whose child has chronic kidney disease? If so, get out the calendar. The newly opened Hewell Kids’ Kidney Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is offering a free nutrition event to families who have children with...
Heather Oman had never heard of polycystic kidney disease until she was diagnosed with it in January 2006. She's 35. A wife and mother of two children, ages 3 and 8. There is no cure. Average age of morbidity: 58. "But that is changing. Kidney...
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