| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
They gave him the news when he was 9 years old. It was a Thursday. In a doctor's office.
"You are a type 1 diabetic," they said. His parents were taken aback. But all he could think was, "Can I still play my Little League game on Saturday?"
He is 35...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
All Susan Hancock wanted was to be able to get up off the floor. After years of neglecting her health, Hancock suffered a stroke last October and spent the next several months in and out of the hospital. While she was there, the doctors put her on kidney...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's been almost 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels took their ill-fated road trip to Aspen, Colo., in "Dumb & Dumber."
Since then Daniels' career stock has risen, with the actor playing a number of more intelligent men including his current...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Doctors, patients and Medicare advocates scrambled on Wednesday to determine how they are affected by UnitedHealthcare's decision to eliminate thousands of doctors from its physician network for Medicare Advantage next year.
The head of the Fairfield...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A federal government shutdown is keeping doctor groups, elected officials and the state's attorney general from getting answers about UnitedHealthcare's decision to cut its doctor network next year for Medicare Advantage patients in Connecticut.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Scott Sutton's art saved his life.
Or, perhaps more accurately, a collector did.
The Austin, Texas, resident began dialysis 11 years after being diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 1991. It kept him alive but caused an inordinate amount of...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In an early comedy routine, George Carlin compared football and baseball: "Baseball is a 19th century pastoral game," he said. "Football is a 20th century technological struggle.… Football has hitting … and unnecessary roughness and personal...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Sure, Krystal Seiling wanted the fame and glory of making a huge poker score. But she was playing for something more.
She wants to get her boyfriend a new kidney. He has been fighting lupus for 12 years.
"He just comes from a different place," Seiling...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Chris Schnitzer of Lake Villa wanted to help her niece who needs a kidney transplant and decided there was only one way left to do that.
"I can't give her my kidney, but I can do a fundraiser," said Schnitzer, 53, who found out two weeks ago she's not a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied.
The men and women protested Monday...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Shahid Chaudhary of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital has graduated from the Harvard Business School general management program, which focuses on advanced leadership development.
The program is for executives with significantly expanded management and...