| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Scientists are trying to unravel a medical mystery involving a new type of coronavirus, which come from that same large family of viruses that bring us the common cold but also brought us Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - better known as SARS - back...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology.
The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor...
| Aug 5, 2012
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. C.H. Mitch Jacques, dean of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Eastern Division, retired June 30.
Jacques worked for more than 19 years as a physician and...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Re. "Chick-fil-A supporters crowd local store (Aug. 2):
Your article proclaiming that Chick-fil-A supporters came out "en masse" to support the company after its president said he believes in the religious definition of marriage is so disingenuous and...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Nine people went on trial in southern China over allegations they helped a teenager to sell one of his kidneys so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, a court in Hunan Province said Friday.
Prosecutors said in court Thursday that the nine people "should...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo’s last tiger died Friday.
JoJo, a 20-year-old, female Sumatran tiger, was euthanized following a period of physical decline and age-related kidney failure, the zoo said. The elderly tiger had lived with kidney disease...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:52 AM
It was one of Hollywood’s biggest punches – when Mongo slugs a horse in the classic comedy “Blazing Saddles.” It was football player-turned-actor Alex Karras who threw that punch. Sadly, the former Lions All-Pro defensive lineman...
| May 3, 2012
| 3:44 PM
You may have heard about the recall of Diamond brand dry dog foods because of Salmonella. One Roanoke veterinarian is more concerned with something else- chicken jerky treats made in China.
They're making some dogs sick and in some cases dogs have died...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:09 PM
It was an historic day for IU Health as one group of doctors live tweeted while another group doctors saved performed a kidney transplant.
The kidney went from 33-year-old Colin Newton to his buddy, 31-year-old Caleb Johnson.
Johnson has been on...
| Sep 5, 2012
We think about being heart healthy. We think about strengthening our bones. But we rarely pondered the state of our kidneys — that is, until Boston Market announced last month that it was removing salt shakers from the tables at its 476 locations....
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Our marketed product Soliris®...
| Mar 8, 2012
Q: My 16-year-old cat has been vomiting off and on for a week. The veterinarian said it's because her kidneys are failing. Should I consider putting her down? -- J.S., Cyberspace
A: "There's a difference between kidney insufficiency and kidney failure,"...