| Jan 21, 2008
This is the story of a dog-ophobe, a dog-ophile and the parasite that brought them together. The dog-ophobe (for want of a better word) is a patient. The dog-ophile is her doctor -- me.
My story is simple. At the end of the day, I look forward to two...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Thanksgiving will have a special meaning in the Marhefka household in Jackson Township, near Johnstown.
Just over six months after a daughter-father liver transplant surgery, the two agree that this holiday will be much different from that of a year ago....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied.
The men and women protested Monday...
| Dec 17, 2012
It has been a decade since Elaine Bavusa, 56, felt well. The long-time Newport News Schools employee discovered in 2003 that she had Hepatitis B. She doesn't know when she contracted the virus, but it was likely years prior, and the damage to her liver...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Her strength and energy have diminished and her symptoms have become more pronounced.
But that hasn't stopped Judy Kinzer Ramer from hanging tough in the biggest fight of her life.
She needs a new liver.
There is no whining, no complaining, no self-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:34 PM
The Kane County coroner needs a liver transplant, and his medical condition may jeopardize his fitness to stand trial on misconduct charges, his attorney said …...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to David Simon and The Baltimore Sun for telling Gene Cassidy's remarkable story ("David Simon's 'Homicide' cop battling life on the streets once again," March 11). Gene is truly one of Baltimore's finest, ever....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Now 3 years old, Alexander Ovalle Hernandez, is a bundle of energy. "He's the most athletic student in his class," reports Katya Dahdah from the Dominican Republicwhere she visited his family over Christmas.
Dahdah, a Newport News resident, mobilized the...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:23 PM
A local high school student is back home after months at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.
Lindsey Nanz is a sophomore at Hidden Valley High School who had a liver transplant October 25th.
Nanz suffered from a condition which causes inflammation and...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Gene Cassidy thought he was lucky to survive being shot in the head twice 25 years ago when he was a Baltimore policeman, so a second near-death ordeal recently seemed unreal.
Just 27 years old, Cassidy lost his sight after a man he was trying to...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:18 PM
The Kane County coroner needs a liver transplant, and his medical condition may jeopardize his fitness to stand trial on misconduct charges, his attorney said Wednesday during a court hearing.
Charles West has taken a medical leave from his position as...