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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...
The YWCA of Glendale is having its 14th annual Legacy Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. This year’s luncheon will honor five women with the Heart & Excellence Awards and two high school seniors with...
CNNPENSACOLA, Fla -- A proposed kidney transplant that got two sisters released from jail has been put on hold. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour suspended Gladys and Jamie Scott's prison sentences last year, but on one condition: One sister must donate...
A month ago, Dan Coyne knew just two things about a cheerful cashier who worked at Jewel-Osco in Evanston: her first name and her need for a new kidney. On Friday, however, their lives became inextricably linked after Coyne donated one of his healthy...
Tribune staff reporterDan Coyne had the surprise all planned out: Near the end of Myra dela Vega's Friday night shift as a cashier at Jewel-Osco in Evanston, his children would buy some groceries and hand her a card. Inside would be the unexpected news that Coyne could...
Tags: Dialysis, Death, Julie Deardorff, Groceries, Charity
The Dish - Orlando SentinelBravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese, (Costco item 40654) offered for sale and in cheese sampling events at Costco Wholesale Corp. locations is preliminarily linked with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections. Consumers who have any of this cheese...
Sentinel Sports Now - Orlando SentinelWashington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein donated a kidney to his older brother, Ken, Dec. 8. He is just the latest to give a kidney in a family plagued by glomerulonephritis, a rare kidney disease that leads to renal failure....
A Costa Mesa doctor's negligence and incompetence contributed to two prison inmates' deaths and a third inmate's near blindness, the state medical board concluded. In a decision that took effect Friday, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Allan J. T....
Lupus.org Public Lacks Awareness of Serious Disease with Life-Threatening Complications (West Hartford, CT CTLFA ) Most women likely can describe warning signs and health risks associated with breast cancer and heart disease, but according to a recent...
Tags: Dialysis, Kidney Infection, Muscle, Symptoms, Nervous System
Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica for a preview of the Walk KidneyWise Los Angeles. Sunday, March 7, the first-ever Walk KidneyWise Los Angeles (www.LosAngelesWalk.org) will take place at Ocean View Park at 2701 Barnard Way in Santa Monica, CA. This...
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KTLA NewsThousands of people undergoing dialysis could benefit from doing their own dialysis in the comfort of their own homes. Daily home dialysis with a small, FDA-cleared machine is available for many people who have had kidney failure. People like retired...
Meet Orange County's toughest athlete of the month. He's not scuffing the court in the NBA Finals, didn't pitch a perfect game or lose one on a blown call. He's probably never going to make a sports page of any kind. But even if David Shandling isn't...
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