| 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 21, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Brad Meltzer is known for many things: He writes bestselling thriller, comic books and children's books; he's even been a TV host. Now, unexpectedly, he's jumped into an effort to find a kidney for an old mentor.
Meltzer published "History Decoded:...
| May 13, 2013
Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years
Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:56 AM
With more than 300,000 health care workers in Cook County alone, employees have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a work environment. Here’s a look a various workplaces for today’s health care professionals.
Offices of dentists....
| 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,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
As if plunging casino revenues weren't enough of a problem for Connecticut's first and biggest tribal casino, former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Michael Thomas has been found guilty of embezzling more than $100,000 in tribal funds.
| 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...
| 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...