| 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...
| 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:...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Q: Can heart or kidney issues cause bags under your eyes? What else might cause them? How do I get rid of those bags?
A: Yes, heart or kidney disease can contribute to "bags under the eyes." And puffy eyes may actually be the first sign of a medical...
| 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....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. True, nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike, and more than two dozen factors make it more likely a person will suffer a stroke. But even when family history or an underlying medical...
| 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 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Kenneth Edmonds is more than just a Babyface. He's an R&B legend with Grammys, multi-platinum records and chart-topping singles under his belt; a father; and a philanthropist.
Edmonds is involved with numerous charitable organizations, including the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:17 PM
When I first met Joxer the Mighty, we were in love with the same girl: A leggy redhead with a penchant for the same nerdy things I liked and a gift for choosing good people as her friends.
When he and the girl were introduced, Joxer was five weeks old...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: For around 12 years, I've suffered from sunset to sunrise from severe cramping and uncontrollable leg jerks that have responded to no known medical treatment. Is this restless leg syndrome? What's the best treatment?
A: Your symptoms sound like the...