| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:48 PM
We're about halfway through the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. This is the time of year when an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours. That's right -- we give up food, water, coffee...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 14, 2013
| 11:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who ate a diet consistent with general health guidelines and high in fruit, vegetables, fiber and unsaturated fat were less likely to develop kidney disease than unhealthy eaters, in a new study....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:24 PM
We have been inundated with stories of professional athletes, who have hopes of gaining an edge over their fellow competitors, taking performance-enhancing drugs. It seems these athletes will do whatever it takes to win at any cost.
Maybe my old-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Members of the Detroit Lions and their cheerleading squad were in Benton Harbor Saturday for a special football and cheer camp.
Joique Bell, a 26-year-old Benton Harbor native and running back for the Detroit Lions, hosted the camp for the third...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Can you add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Yes! There are many variables involved in how long you live, but by following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet, you can help slow the aging process and...