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"Alaska," a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering from kidney failure, zoo officials said. The female bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Alaska, a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering kidney failure, zoo officials said. The bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents...
On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
Two Carroll County residents will help the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland reach new fundraising heights this week when they rappel off a building in downtown Baltimore for the foundation's third annual Rappel for Kidney Health event. The...
A fear of heights usually keeps Billy Stapleton grounded. Only once in the past dozen years has the Catonsville resident ever flown on an airplane and that caused the same reaction he usually has when he confronts his fear: his body temperature rose...
Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
Sun StaffPope John Paul II's downward spiral yesterday was a classic example of what happens to a frail, elderly patient suffering from septic shock - a condition that remains maddeningly hard to cure, doctors said. "Sepsis is the beginning of a domino effect,"...
The Frederick News-Post, Md.Debbie Lutman didn't know she had lupus until about the fifth month of her pregnancy. It was 1984 and she was 24. The auto-immune disease showed itself in bruises on her feet and a distinctive butterfly rash, said Lutman, of Mount Airy. It eventually...
Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash.Yakima's two hospitals reflect a nationwide pattern of massive disparities in billing practices, though the actual reimbursements they receive from Medicare and Medicaid are virtually the same. Data released Wednesday for the first time by the Centers...
The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.They are just a few blocks from one another, but the three Scranton hospitals vary significantly in what they charge patients for the same treatment -- in some cases, by as much as 88 percent. Meanwhile, two Wilkes-Barre hospitals about five miles apart...
The Sanford Herald, N.C.Moore County native Curtis Frye has coached Olympic gold medalists and, throughout his 17-year career leading the University of South Carolina's track and field program, more than 60 NCAA national champions. At age 61, Frye is not slowing down in...
After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1  and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North...
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