| Sep 29, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Nearly 400-thousand Americans rely on dialysis to keep them alive.
Saturday morning, some of those local folks -and the people who love them- gathered in downtown Roanoke for the annual Kidney Walk.
The walk raises awareness for the prevention of kidney...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-aged and older women with diabetes are less satisfied with their sex lives than are women without the blood sugar disease, U.S. government-funded research suggests.
While diabetic men have long been known to be extra...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even relatively low levels of lead in the blood may be linked to an increased risk of gout, a painful form of arthritis, researchers reported Monday.
Researchers have known that heavy lead exposure is linked to the condition -...
| Apr 14, 2012
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Players from Burroughs, Burbank win scholar awards: Burbank High football player Mitch Camacho and Adam Velasco from Burroughs were given 2011- 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The Wichita medical community has voiced its support to fluoridate Wichita's water. A group of more than 500 dentists and doctors signed a petition to get the issue on the ballot.
Among the supporters, a long-time Via Christi ER Doctor who says he's seen...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 10:26 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who get thorough dental cleanings may be somewhat less likely to have a heart attack or stroke than their peers who are less careful about oral hygiene, a new study suggests.
The study, of nearly 22,000...
| Apr 26, 2012
PIX11's Nathan Kamp talks to a man who received a kidney from an ad placed on Craigslist. He's now doing fine and his daughters have started an organization called the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation Of America to help other people in need of an organ....
| May 2, 2012
| 4:31 AM
Tech Report: iPhone Repair House Calls
Rich DeMuro introduces us to one company that is capitalizing on dropped iPhones by making house calls to repair them. Visit fox43.com/technology for more Tech Reports.
Living with Diabetes
Dr. Steve Edelman...
| Aug 5, 2012
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. C.H. Mitch Jacques, dean of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Eastern Division, retired June 30.
Jacques worked for more than 19 years as a physician and...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Brown County has reported four of the state's nine West Nile virus cases detected in humans, according to the South Dakota.
In addition, Brown County had a West Nile blood donor case, as did Edmunds. Seven have been detected in the state. Also, Brown...
| Aug 5, 2012
Dr. James W. West stood on the cutting edge of medicine in the middle of the 20th century and recognized "it sounded bizarre to remove an organ from a dead person and expect it to work."
He was part of a team of surgeons who helped change that perception...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo’s last tiger died Friday.
JoJo, a 20-year-old, female Sumatran tiger, was euthanized following a period of physical decline and age-related kidney failure, the zoo said. The elderly tiger had lived with kidney disease...