| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A fear of heights usually keeps Billy Stapleton grounded.
Only once in the past dozen years has the Catonsville resident ever flown on an airplane and that caused the same reaction he usually has when he confronts his fear: his body temperature rose...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:04 AM
On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Joan Corbin's day is governed by the humming box in the alcove off her living room. For nearly an hour in the afternoon and nine hours at night, the Smith Island resident must tether herself to a suitcase-sized dialysis machine to get rid of the waste...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:33 PM
Two Carroll County residents will help the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland reach new fundraising heights this week when they rappel off a building in downtown Baltimore for the foundation's third annual Rappel for Kidney Health event.
| Jun 3, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The problems of a 10-year-old sound something like this.
"Can I pleeeaaase have an email account?" pleads Lindsey Duquette, jumping up and down in front of her mom, Pam Duquette, in the family kitchen in Sparks. "All my friends have email."
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
A recent government...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Joy Hindle cried when she found out she couldn't give one of her kidneys to her twin brother.
Then doctors gave the Bel Air woman another option: a kidney exchange, in which she would donate her kidney to a patient who needed one, and her diabetic...
| Aug 11, 2011
Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
| Nov 26, 2011
The most comprehensive study ever on the link between organ donations and cancer is arming physicians with new data that could help make the procedures safer.
Organ transplant patients get new kidneys, livers and lungs that save their lives, but they...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: We lost our Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, and it's still very difficult to talk about and deal with the loss. Poor Gracie, our other dog, has also had a tough time, and it's been heartbreaking. I think Gracie is still waiting for McGee to come home....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...