| Jun 9, 2010
Thousands of people undergoing dialysis could benefit from doing their own dialysis in the comfort of their own homes. Daily home dialysis with a small, FDA-cleared machine is available for many people who have had kidney failure. People like retired...
| Jun 10, 2010
Meet Orange County's toughest athlete of the month.
He's not scuffing the court in the NBA Finals, didn't pitch a perfect game or lose one on a blown call. He's probably never going to make a sports page of any kind. But even if David Shandling isn't...
| May 27, 2010
| 6:20 AM
Vincent Liew waited five years for the kidney that was supposed to change his life. Instead, the organ ended it.
The kidney came from a woman who had uterine cancer, but she and doctors didn't know it. Once her disease was discovered after the...
| May 29, 2010
Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was...
| May 12, 2010
At 71, with more than two years of a punishing schedule of dialysis under his belt, William Kavadias thought a new kidney would never come. Transplants, he assumed, were for the young.
But last year, Kavadias' life-saving chance came in an unlikely...
| Apr 28, 2010
| 1:27 PM
To learn more about Ella, go to www.cotaforellah.com.
To learn more about Ella's disease, check out www.childrensmemorial.org/depts/nephrology.
She came to Chicago because her kidneys were failing ... too rapidly for a transplant. So doctors removed...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 5:27 PM
EAST HAVEN, Conn. -- A Connecticut mayor says she found a desperate plea on Facebook and went under the knife to donate a kidney to an acquaintance.
April Capone-Almon is the mayor of East Haven, Connecticut. She gave an organ to 44-year-old Carlos...
| Apr 22, 2010
Singer and Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole has been named spokesperson of the non-profit United Kidney Research Organization (UKRO), which supports medical research related to the prevention, treatment and eradication of all forms of kidney disease.
| Oct 29, 2010
| 8:28 PM
Q: I enjoy reading your column every Saturday. I'd appreciate your opinion on the following:
My wife and I are in our early 50s and coping with ill parents. We also see many other elderly people with a wide array of health problems. Modern medicine is...
| Nov 22, 2010
Two Glendale dentists are organizing a food drive for local families this holiday season and offering patients a special bargain.
Kamran Sahabi and Gregory Van Hale are offering X-Rays, exams and two dental cleanings for $49, with all the proceeds going...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 8:10 PM
Many people help out strangers. They donate food, money, even a place to stay. But a woman from Grand Rapids started a new tradition at a local hospital, she donated her kidney to a complete stranger.
For five long years, Robert Austin of Grand Ledge was...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:40 PM
The Laguna Beach that "Mr. Laguna," Harry Lawrence, remembers isn't the Laguna Beach of today.
"It was pretty run-down, especially during the war," Lawrence said. "We made most of what it is today."
By "we," he means the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce...