| Dec 30, 2009
About a year after Shirley Mertz's breast cancer had spread throughout her spine and into her liver, she was awaiting a scan to gauge how her treatment was working. When told it showed no evidence of disease, she recalls being flabbergasted - as was her...
| Apr 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why, if you're at the top of the transplant list, would you not be able to get a donor organ when one becomes available?
ANSWER: Patients at the top of the list are given consideration when a potential organ becomes available. But...
| Jun 1, 2010
Rhonda McCartt was in shock when a mammogram and biopsy revealed precancerous cells in her breast.
In the past, such a diagnosis would have been a signal to wait and worry, with close monitoring to see whether the cells became cancerous. These days, as...
| May 29, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways — metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical —...
| Jan 22, 2010
Ten month old Gage Alexander Monson died Thursday from his injuries in a bathtub accident, but he may have saved someone else's life. His family donated his liver to help save another child.
Police tell FOX 17 that Gage's mother put him in the bathtub...
| Feb 17, 2010
The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's Brentwood, Mo., office: big round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of his patients' bodies.
That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University...
| Jan 20, 2010
Put down your fork and slowly back away from the high-calorie holidays. And while some of us can abandon the butter and never look back, others need a little richness to get through January. This classic pâté has just enough--pumped up with spices and...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 1:53 PM
A Long Island woman was charged with manslaughter in the death of her 2-year-old daughter after an autopsy revealed that blows the girl allegedly received as punishment for misbehaving while brushing her teeth lacerated her liver, police said Monday....
| Feb 26, 2010
| 7:53 PM
LOS ANGELES- Cheryl Shuman is an activist and a survivor who's staring down her own mortality.
It has truly been a difficult road for the medical marijuana user.
Before she began her work to reform marijuana laws, Cheryl was known as the 'Optician to...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 6:06 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The nation's largest health insurer, WellPoint, Inc., and its California subsidiary, Anthem Blue Cross, are being sued by a man who says he was denied a life saving liver transplant based on geography.
The lawsuit was filed by 61-year-...
| Mar 30, 2010
| 6:32 PM
If you saw the story about the little girl who had the liver transplant at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and would like more information, you can click the link below.
| Mar 18, 2011
| 1:31 AM
Government personnel have been investigating a large mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) die-off located approximately 16 miles northwest of Pierre, South Dakota. A recent update by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) indicates...