| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Building 215 at the West L.A. Veterans Administration medical facility is called the Home for Heroes, and nobody can say the two guys in Room 211 don't qualify.
Bernie Tuvman, 90, and Phil Nadler, 87, have stories ripped from the World War II history...
| 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 9, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Donating a kidney is not particularly rare: About 6,000 Americans a year volunteer to give one of their kidneys to someone whose own organs have failed or are about to. Still, each donation is a testament to something more than kindness or friendship:...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:16 PM
It's been 17 years and the requests for bells keep coming.
They come packaged with sad tales about young children who have died. The emotional pleas always tug at the heart of Reg Green, who in 1996 installed a three-tiered tower covered in bells to...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Scott Sutton's art saved his life.
Or, perhaps more accurately, a collector did.
The Austin, Texas, resident began dialysis 11 years after being diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 1991. It kept him alive but caused an inordinate amount of...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:42 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Pharmacy shelves are full of medications for reflux "heartburn." Most of us know the symptoms: a burning sensation in the chest with belching, sour stomach fluid coming up into the mouth--or worse yet, awakening suddenly...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:06 PM
For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Windber Senior Citizens will take a bus trip to Raystown Lake on July 26. Many events are planned for the day, including a boat ride. Transportation is free. For more information, call 814-266-9168.
A free community dinner, sponsored by the Windber Area...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:26 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study.
But while so-called metabolic syndrome is declining, some...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 4:34 AM
The Healthy Monday Campaign has designated Monday as the day to start and sustain healthy habits. Why Mondays? It’s the January of the week, the perfect time for a fresh start. By setting a day (Monday) every week for people to think about and focus...