| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
How far would you go to live? How much hope can you put on a promise? How strong is your faith? Kathleen Romanick has had to face these questions since the age of 23. She has since sustained nearly 30 years in dialysis, an open-heart surgery and three...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:25 PM
FARMINGTON, N.M. — In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher. Years later, to express its appreciation, the Navajo Nation...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Dialysis technicians help maintain the machines used for kidney treatments and prepare and help patients before and during their procedures. They work in a variety of institutional and home settings, with direct patient care a large part of the job. Entry...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Larry Rafes had to listen to the voicemail three times to process the news. He had spent 25 days on dialysis after been told that he would need a second kidney transplant, only three years after the first. The Allentown salesman had since become an...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Baxter International Inc. on Monday reported better-than-expected income and revenue for the fourth quarter as demand for its hemophilia and dialysis products boosted sales.
The Deerfield-based medical products company said net income fell 34 percent to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
This year, I have covered the survival stories of several transplant recipients. While making it to the transplant list and receiving the organ is certainly monumental, is not end of all worries for the recipients. On Monday, I spoke with two kidney...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A gently used dress in the back of a closet could make a young woman’s evening special later this month as the Renal Support Network prepares for its 15th annual Renal Teen Prom for young kidney-disease survivors and their guests.
| Nov 7, 2013
For Orlando musician Steve Garron, the will to survive has been hard-earned, after years of medical treatments that have left him physically and emotionally drained.
Garron returns to the stage Sunday, headlining a benefit reunion show with his much-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an emergency room 30 times in six months.
A 55-year-old Mississippi man with severe hypertension and kidney...
| Nov 10, 2013
Veteran's Day will be celebrated Monday, and it has always been a special holiday for Mike and Nancy Carder.
Each has family connections to the military. Her brother was a Marine; her father was in the National Guard. His dad was a World War II pilot,...
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:09 PM
MINERSVILLE, Pa. — He hobbled down the dark tiled hallway, leaning heavily on his black wooden cane. His feet shuffled, his hands shook, and finally 85-year-old Benjamin Share nearly collapsed into a chair in the prison visitation room....