| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:44 AM
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
We have two cats, ages 13 and 17. One or both of them (we believe the older one) is leaving both urine and feces outside the litter box on an almost daily basis. We try to keep the litter clean and have no idea why he keeps on doing this. How can we...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
When Ben Simpkins was 16, he was involved in an auto accident that turned out to be more of a lucky break than a tragedy.
During an examination that followed, doctors discovered the teenager's kidneys were failing. Without immediate action, Simpkins,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Jeffrey F. Ritter, a physician's assistant who was recalled for his bedside manner and willingness to listen, died Friday of cardiac arrest related to kidney disease at Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Westminster resident was 55.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
• More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don't know it.
• Half of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime.
• Currently, one in eight Marylanders has kidney disease, and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Welcome back, everyone! I hope you got your Phil fix over the summer by watching him recreate the 1928 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle. The man does not stop. His calves do not stop.
Anyway, back to the race. It opens in an Old West movie ranch...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:41 AM
Today, Sept. 29: The Walk for PKD will begin at 10:15 a.m. with check-in and on-site registration at 9 a.m. at the Hammerman Beach Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park. PKD — polycystic kidney disease — is a common genetic disease...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:54 PM
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was on to her third set of doctors when she visited the Johns Hopkins Hospital, having been told the fetus she was carrying was developing without kidneys and would be unable to breathe on its own after birth.
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Laurel resident Dr. Deidra Crews received the Greater Baltimore Community and Patients Service Committee All-Star Award at the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland's annual Volunteer Awards Reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Whitney Swander woke before dawn three days this week to talk with people who have been sleeping on the city's streets.
That's how she met Ron — a man who has moved across the country since becoming homeless and, lately, has spent his days drinking...