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Special to the TribuneKane County Coroner Charles West, whose trial on misconduct charges is pending, has undergone liver transplant surgery, his attorney said Wednesday in court. West is awake, though not speaking, as he recovers at the University of Illinois Hospital in...
Tribune reporterKane County Coroner Charles West died early today, just after midnight, from complications following liver transplant surgery, according to his family. West had been awaiting trial on felony misconduct charges. He had been accused of allowing two of his...
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An autopsy shows flesh-eating bacteria caused the death of an Illinois prison inmate. A convicted murderer, 32-year-old Robert Turner died Friday in a hospital where he was being treated for several illnesses, including cirrhosis of the liver. An...
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Tribune reporterA man sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a man during a home invasion in 1998 died of blood poisoning and the so-called flesh-eating bacteria, an autopsy has found. Robert J. Turner, 32, died Friday at the University of Illinois Medical Center...
A man serving a 40-year sentence for murder has died in custody, authorities said today. Robert J. Turner, 32, who was serving time at the downstate Dixon Correctional Center at 2600 Brinton Ave., suffered multiple medical problems including cirrhosis...
Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsAn Andover woman recently learns she may have been exposed to Hepatitis C while being treated at Hays Medical Center. The Hays hospital sent Linda Ficken a letter telling her to get tested for Hepatitis C. Ficken is one of 460 patients Hays Med is...
The Medicine CabinetQ: I just found out that I have hepatitis C. I feel fine. I heard that milk thistle is good for the liver. Does it help people with hepatitis C? A: More than 3 million Americans are infected with the virus that causes hepatitis C. About three-quarters of...
firstname.lastname@example.orgDennis Miller’s sisters said he often would go somewhere to drink for a while; they wouldn’t see him for a day or two. “He was an alcoholic, but he didn’t stay drunk,” said his twin sister, Dianne Miller. He would stay...
Baby boomer alert! The government has come out with a draft recommendation that all those born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for Hepatitis C. The virus that causes chronic infections in eight of 10 affected and leads to liver disease, was first...
Moderation in all things — maybe that is the key to health and happiness. The proverb certainly seems true for alcohol consumption. Study after study has shown that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with good health. The evidence is...
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