| Aug 2, 2010
Louisiana now ranks first in the nation for the number of people who agreed to become an organ donor when registering for their driver's license, according to Donate Life America.
More than 64 percent of residents obtaining drivers' licenses and state...
| Feb 13, 2011
Strength training has strong-armed its way beyond the realm of bodybuilding.
A growing body of research shows that working out with weights has health benefits beyond simply bulking up one's muscles and strengthening bones. Studies are finding that...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:37 AM
PENSACOLA, Fla -- A proposed kidney transplant that got two sisters released from jail has been put on hold.
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour suspended Gladys and Jamie Scott's prison sentences last year, but on one condition: One sister must donate...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:25 PM
By Russ Daly
Special to the Farm Forum
One of the great things about living where we do is that we have ample opportunities for kids to get to know animals. Whether it's a visit to a grandparent's farm, a trip to a petting zoo or attending the county...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:08 PM
By any measure, Erik Cook has been dealt a lousy hand. At 8 he started losing his eyesight, as a teen he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and in October 2009 he suffered kidney failure. Now 30, for 15 months he has been tethered nightly — for...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Heather Oman had never heard of polycystic kidney disease until she was diagnosed with it in January 2006.
She's 35. A wife and mother of two children, ages 3 and 8. There is no cure. Average age of morbidity: 58.
"But that is changing. Kidney...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:38 AM
One local husband and wife are more than just a couple, they are life savers.
Michael and Elaine Alhand have been married for more than 40 years. Michael, a diabetic, suffered kidney failure. In 2003, he was placed on dialysis. One year later, he got...
| Apr 4, 2012
Should you get a cardiac stress test as part of your annual checkup? A chest X-ray before outpatient surgery? A CT scan or antibiotics for chronic sinusitis?
In most cases, no.
But patients get these commonly used tests and procedures — and many...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Alonzo Mourning, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist, seven time NBA All-Star and a member of the 2006 NBA champion Miami Heat, and five athletes from the peninsula Terry Kirby, Lisa Rice, Chris Slade, Ron Springs, and Walt "Fuzzy" Ward headline the list of...
| Jul 31, 2011
Lisa Giles didn't expect anything major to go wrong when she became a living organ donor to help her older brother. Doctors told her the surgery posed little risk and that she could live a long, healthy life with a single kidney.
But immediately after...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:52 PM
He's run marathons, completed nearly two dozen triathlons and biked more than 4,000 miles cross country.
"I'm healthy, I'm happy, I'm married, I'm doing the things that I thought I would never accomplish as a ten-year-old child given this diagnosis,"...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Nick Cannon, husband to singer Mariah Carey, is back home after being released from a Los Angeles hospital.
Doctors treated Cannon, 31, for mild kidney failure.
He is now resting and recovering at home, according to a...