| Mar 30, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Early Friday in a small, brightly lit operating room in Johns Hopkins Hospital, a half-dozen doctors and nurses huddled over the gut of a cancer patient, quietly passing metal instruments and surgical sutures.
After more than four hours of cutting and...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 2:31 PM
The last time Pittsburgh Steelers leading tackler Ryan Clark played a game in Denver, he ended up in a hospital having his spleen and gallbladder removed.
Since then Clark, who suffers from the sickle cell trait, hasn't played when the team travels to...
| Aug 17, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Bucky's Bachelor Pad report starts here! Take it away, Bucky!Here we go with the second week of Bachelor Pad, which commenter Dahlink described last week as, “like high school”. Oh, how correct she was, although I’m getting ahead of...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and at other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst.
Up to 20 percent of pancreatic cancer begins as one of these...
| Jan 25, 2009
After less than 30 minutes of surgery, Dr. Gina Massoglia removed Caren Eckwerth's gallbladder by squeezing it out through a tiny incision in her belly button. A colleague followed up with three small stitches in the navel, covering the wound with a Band-...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:23 PM
To honor two women who lost lives to pancreatic cancer and raise funds for research to find a cure, Jenn LeConte of Hanover Township, Northampton County, started J's Run 5K Run & Fitness Walk, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 12 at Asa Packer...
| Mar 26, 2012
46 year old Wayne Hardin is feeling almost like his old self--a couple of weeks ago he was diagnosed with gallstones and was told it would be a good idea to have his gallbladder removed.
He became the first in Dallas-Fort Worth to have a choice--the...
| 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 3, 2012
| 11:11 AM
A former Indiana congressman forced out of office by an affair is recovering in an Iowa hospital Tuesday night.
Mark Souder recently underwent surgery for gall bladder problems.
He was admitted to a University of Iowa hospital after having bad...
| Mar 11, 2012
Did you ever wonder why the gallbladder was part of our creation? Or why it often becomes a traitor to our body?
Was it made as a special hiding place for marbles, or did those gallstones intend to take the place of your diamonds and rubies?
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Bariatric surgeon David Salzberg can reel off a list of life-threatening problems associated with morbid obesity. They include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression and elevated rates of cancer.
"Twenty percent of...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:12 PM
A Laguna Beach High School senior swapped her Bluebird Canyon home for a rural Indian town this summer.
Alia Manetta, 17, spent the month of August working at Sundari Mohan Seva Bhawan Hospital in the Northern Indian town of Silchar, an area known for...