| Feb 25, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Lee Jenkins was a people person. She touched many lives through her love and concern for others. Her two children describe her as a “solver of problems, counselor without a degree and second mom” to many.
“You got her opinion whether...
| Mar 7, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Compton to learn about the groundbreaking research at Charles R. Drew University
Reducing Chronic Kidney Disease disparities among minorities since March is National Kidney Month and
Thursday, is World Kidney Day....
| Mar 11, 2012
| 2:36 PM
A kidney success story
Leslie Cochran and Marilee Kerns were saluted in the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday as part of World Kidney Day.
While growing up, Kerns once offered to give her friend Cochran a kidney if she needed it, because of a...
| Mar 15, 2012
Q: I live on a quiet residential street and several neighbors -- people I'm not close with -- walk their dogs near my home. Lately, most of these pets have been pausing at my mailbox to relieve themselves. Their urine is discoloring the lawn and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:38 AM
One local husband and wife are more than just a couple, they are life savers.
Michael and Elaine Alhand have been married for more than 40 years. Michael, a diabetic, suffered kidney failure. In 2003, he was placed on dialysis. One year later, he got...
| Apr 4, 2012
Should you get a cardiac stress test as part of your annual checkup? A chest X-ray before outpatient surgery? A CT scan or antibiotics for chronic sinusitis?
In most cases, no.
But patients get these commonly used tests and procedures — and many...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:10 PM
For those concerned about good health, the government is offering advice on how to get to a normal weight with the recent release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
The guidelines tell people what to eat more of, what to eat less of and how to balance the...
| Apr 11, 2012
Since she was first diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 19, Lindsay Porter, now 47, has had to face the reality that she would someday need a kidney transplant.
"It really didn't affect me very much at all until my early 30s, when I developed...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In many ways, Tim Langham is like many other 23-year-olds—still finding his way.
Just the other day, he told his parents he has decided to pursue his passion – cooking – rather than to continue studying psychology in college.
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Singer Etta James has died at the age of 73, her longtime manager and friend, Lupe De Leon, confirms.
James spent two weeks in the hospital earlier this month, battling the final stages of terminal leukemia.
She also suffered from kidney disease and...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology.
The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Q. My potassium level is high, and my physician stopped the medication that has successfully controlled my blood pressure for years, lisinopril. What is the danger from high potassium, and why is lisinopril a problem?
A. Potassium is important for the...