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Kidney transplant inspired Lopezupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 13:18:00

George Lopez is helping to create positive change for underprivileged children, adults and military families.

George Lopez offers help and hopeupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 13:18:00

George Lopez explains how his foundation creates positive change for children and families in need.

Is it safe to reuse an insulin syringe?updated: Wed Sep 28 2011 12:29:00

My husband is a Type 2 diabetic who takes insulin three times a day. He often reuses the same syringe day after day or multiple times in one day. I am very concerned about this habit. It is unhealthy or dangerous?

Scrambling to contain E. coli outbreakupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 22:29:00

Jorg Debatin of Hamburg Medical Center discusses how doctors are responding to the latest E.coli cases.

How serious is Germany's E. coli outbreak?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 22:29:00

An outbreak of E. coli in Germany that has killed at least 16 people and left hundreds battling infection in 10 countries raises questions about what risks the infection continues to pose and what fallout it will cause.

Transplant that got sisters freed from jail postponedupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 20:57:00

A proposed kidney transplant that got two sisters released from jail has been put on hold.

Are nonsodium salts healthier than traditional?updated: Fri Feb 04 2011 08:28:00

My sister and I were talking about salt. She has noticed that sea salt is currently being marketed as a healthy, or trendy, food additive, but can't figure out if there's any real science behind the marketing. Are nonsodium salts, like magnesium chloride and potassium chloride, any healthier than traditional sodium chloride? People with, say, high blood pressure are told to stick to low-sodium diets. But is it the sodium, or is it a different quality that causes the increased risk? 30 Rock's Grizz Chapman on Kidney Transplant: 'I Didn't Want to Die'updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:12:00

"I wanted to see my 11-year-old son grow up," says the 7-ft.-tall TV star

Coleman battled lifelong health woes: transplants, kidney problemsupdated: Fri May 28 2010 16:47:00

Actor Gary Coleman battled major medical problems including an on-set seizure, several operations, transplants and a lifelong kidney condition.

Are liver cysts a sign of cancer?updated: Wed Apr 21 2010 08:48:00

Are cysts on the liver necessarily cancerous?

How can I lose regained weight after bariatric surgery?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 08:41:00

I had gastric bypass six year ago and lost 150 pounds and had kept it off. A year ago, I began a desk job for the first time in my life. I have gradually gained about 35 pounds. I have what some consider an alcohol problem since the weight loss.

Hard lessons, humility for big-city doctors in Haitiupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 19:37:00

Dr. Roberto Feliz and Dr. Hiba Georges were quickly jolted from the most modern of medical care in Boston, Massachusetts, to the most rudimentary of care when they flew to Haiti last week to work at a hospital housed in two tents run by the University of Miami.

Tough choices in Haitiupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 19:37:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about her experience in Haiti and how doctors there make decisions.

Crush injuries can be deceptively dangerousupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:45:00

The injuries don't appear life-threatening. They could be wounded legs and arms, caused by being pinned under falling debris from the earthquake.

Haiti's crush injuriesupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:45:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on why crush injuries are turning into the hallmark of the Haiti quake.

World Diabetes Day: Rise in number of kidney disease worldwideupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 12:20:00

Kidney disease is becoming a growing problem in developing countries, caused by an explosion in cases of diabetes and high blood pressure, experts say.

Diabetes drug Byetta tied to kidney problems, says FDAupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 17:08:00

People with type 2 diabetes who are taking the blood-sugar-lowering drug Byetta may be at increased risk for kidney problems, including kidney failure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported this week.

2 dead, 28 sick from E. coli outbreakupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 14:37:00

Two people have died and 28 people have fallen ill with matching strains of E. coli after an outbreak in ground beef, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Undocumented patients wary of offers to return to home countriesupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 12:45:00

Going back to Mexico is not an option, said the 43-year-old man, kneeling next to his wife's wheelchair. Natalie Cole Coping with Life's Joys and Sorrowsupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 11:31:00

Though she now has a new kidney, the singer must deal with the death of her sister

$100,000 buys patient new kidney but not good healthupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 18:47:00

In a dank Tel Aviv hospital room, you can see at a glance just how desperate some Israelis are for a new kidney. Natalie Cole Feels 'Remarkable' with New Kidneyupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 15:48:00

Three months after her transplant surgery, the singer says, "I'm pretty amazed"

Natalie Cole feels 'remarkable' with new kidneyupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 14:29:00

While she does not know who donated the kidney that potentially saved her life, Natalie Cole is on the mend and "really doing well," the Grammy-winning singer said at Thursday's Harold Pump Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills to honor Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Bill Russell.

Blood procedure allows kidney transplants, can help minoritiesupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:06:00

Surgeons at two Washington hospitals have performed seven kidney transplants involving 14 recipients and donors who did not match, using a process that virtually eliminates the chances of organ rejection.

14-way transplantupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:06:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains a groundbreaking kidney transplant involving 14 people.

Tainted pain reliever tied to children's deathsupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 05:54:00

A toxic chemical added to a popular pain reliever likely killed two dozen children in Bangladesh, health officials said Tuesday.

Gene may help explain kidney failure in African-Americansupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 13:19:00

A single gene, called MYH9, may be responsible for many cases of kidney disease among African-Americans, researchers say.

What causes a high potassium count?updated: Mon Jun 08 2009 09:45:00

How does one get a very high potassium count, and how do you lower it?

Natalie Cole kidney came from deceased fanupdated: Thu May 21 2009 22:03:00

Natalie Cole's search for a new kidney ended this week when someone with a compatible organ died and their family asked that it be given to the singer, according to the organ procurement group that handled the donation.

Is it possible to reduce blood creatinine level?updated: Wed May 06 2009 09:23:00

I have high blood pressure. I was just told that my creatinine was at 1.8, an indicator of chronic kidney disease.

Police: Woman accused of murder injected bleach in patientsupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 19:15:00

A woman accused of injecting bleach into patients at a Texas dialysis center has been indicted on capital murder and aggravated assault charges.

Larry King: Natalie's struggleupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 02:38:00

Larry talks with musician Natalie Cole about her battle with kidney failure and how she fought her drug addiction.

Natalie Cole needs kidney, gets offers during showupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 02:38:00

Singer Natalie Cole told CNN's Larry King she is searching for a kidney after an illness caused both of her kidneys to fail.

Kidney located on Craigslistupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 14:22:00

A kidney donor was found for a New York man via CNN's Phil Rosenbaum reports.

Ailing man's family finds kidney donor on Craigslistupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 14:22:00

One morning a couple of months ago at Westchester Medical Center, Dawn Verdick gave Daniel Flood one of her kidneys.

What's life like after a kidney transplant?updated: Fri Dec 19 2008 20:59:00

I'm a dialysis patient and I'd like to know what my life will be like once I receive a kidney.

How can I keep my kidney disease from progressing?updated: Wed Dec 03 2008 18:35:00

When you have a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease and your kidney ultrasound is normal, how do you prevent the kidney disease from worsening to the point of dialysis and/or need for a transplant?

Surprising dangers for pets during the holidaysupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 21:51:00

Our dog Tilly loves the holiday season. Turkey for Thanksgiving. Brisket for Hanukkah. Ham for Christmas and pot roast for New Year's. With so much food moving around the house and visitors who generously -- and covertly -- feed her under the table, Tilly has always been a happy dog during the season of giving. Natalie Cole Is Taking Her Treatment on Tourupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 15:01:00

The singer – who suffers from Hepatitis C – will undergo dialysis three times a week

Sources: Man blamed for Bhutto killing is deadupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 11:41:00

The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead from kidney failure, sources told CNN.

If you had salmonella poisoning, would you know?updated: Fri Jul 11 2008 12:22:00

Dan Kruse started to feel weak one day while hanging out with his friends in a park. The next day, the eighth-grader woke up completely jaundiced -- the whites of his eyes were yellow -- and he urinated blood. Is Osama bin Laden Dying ... Again?updated: Mon Jun 30 2008 22:00:00

A CIA assessment says the al-Qaeda leader may have only months to live. But past diagnoses have proven unreliable The Value of a Human Life: $129,000updated: Tue May 20 2008 14:00:00

When is the cost of medical treatment worth the benefit of extra years of life? Stanford economists have come up with a figure

Facts about dialysis treatmentupdated: Mon May 05 2008 02:27:00

What happens when kidney disease progresses? Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute. Families of Heparin Victims Tell Stories of Deathsupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 17:00:00

The widow of a man who died after receiving contaminated heparin told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday "we have a false sense of security" in a land where people expect to be protected and safe

Heparin patients' suffering recountedupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 10:49:00

In emotional testimony before a congressional subcommittee Tuesday, relatives of people who died after being injected with contaminated heparin expressed anger and sadness at the failure of the manufacturer and government regulators to ensure the drugs were safe.

Heparin tampering 'deliberate'updated: Wed Apr 30 2008 10:49:00

Makers of the blood-thinning drug heparin told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that someone contaminated their product.

Barista donates kidney to save customer's lifeupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 13:01:00

At a time when she really needed a miracle, Annamarie Ausnes found one in an unusual place. Man in Vegas Ricin Case Wakesupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 20:00:00

(LAS VEGAS) -- A man who may have been exposed to toxic ricin in his motel room a month ago has regained consciousness and was being questioned by investigators, authorities said Friday.

CNNMoney: USDA fears E. coli, eyes N.J. meat companyupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 05:01:00

Federal inspectors said Friday that they suspended the grinding of raw products at the Topps Meat Co. after finding inadequate safety measures at the plant, which is being investigated because of bacteria-tainted hamburgers that may have sickened 25 people.

Empowered patientupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 16:45:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reveals 5 things you should do when diagnosed with an illness.

Has your illness been misdiagnosed?updated: Thu Sep 20 2007 16:45:00

In June 2004, Trisha Torrey found a golf ball-size lump in her torso. A surgeon removed it and gave her the grim news: cancer.

Study: Testosterone pills could damage kidneysupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 05:44:00

Testosterone supplements may make aging men feel and look better, but the results of a study conducted in rats suggest that it could lead to kidney damage and worsen high blood pressure (hypertension). Renal-ity TV in the Netherlandsupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 17:05:00

In a new Dutch program, three desperately ill candidates will compete for a single donor kidney. Lifesaving reality, or a new low for reality TV?

FDA to test imported food ingredients for contamination updated: Tue Apr 24 2007 19:03:00

For the time, the Food and Drug Administration said it will test ingredients imported for use in the human food supply in connection with the nationwide pet food recall that has killed, by some estimates, thousands of pets.

One possibility: Pet food adulterated on purposeupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 07:16:00

Contaminants that led to a massive recall of pet food could have been added intentionally, according to one theory being considered by the Food and Drug Administration.

FDA issues new warnings on widely used anemia drugs updated: Mon Mar 12 2007 14:06:00

Federal health officials have issued stern new warnings for doctors to more carefully prescribe widely used anemia drugs that can increase the risk of death and other serious problems in patients with cancer and kidney disease.

CNNMoney: Feds scrutinize Amgen; investors dump stockupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 11:52:00

Amgen's stock price tumbled Thursday, as investors grew concerned over federal scrutiny and safety issues concerning the biotech's top-selling anemia drugs.

Hospital continues health checks despite small paychecksupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 12:30:00

The kidney dialysis unit of the public hospital in Nablus is running at capacity: four shifts a day serving nearly 100 patients. It would be a difficult task for any hospital. More so for one that has little money to pay its staff or buy fresh medical supplies.

Columnist Art Buchwald dead at 81updated: Thu Jan 18 2007 09:33:00

Art Buchwald, who took humorous jabs at Washington politicians in syndicated columns for decades, has died, a close friend said Thursday. He was 81.

Shortcuts: The numbers you need to know to stay healthyupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 04:25:00

If you want to stay in tip top shape then you need to know your numbers. Whether it's keeping your blood sugar levels sweet or your waist measurement in shape, check out our handy health guide.

Business 2.0: The Patient Knows Bestupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 09:28:00

We all know the health-care system is a $2 trillion dinosaur of the way-old economy. So where's the opportunity in that? Everywhere. But forget about trying to drag doctors, insurers, and hospitals...

Business 2.0: Home is where the health care isupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 17:59:00

Bill Halcomb's three-times-a week sessions at a local dialysis center used to consume a total of 15 hours, depriving him of time to run his kidney patient website,

Business 2.0: Health care moves homeupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 08:41:00

Bill Halcomb's three-times-a week sessions at a local dialysis center used to consume a total of 15 hours, depriving him of time to run his kidney patient website,

CNNMoney: Lawsuits launched against spinach producersupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 17:02:00

In four lawsuits filed this week, plaintiffs claim they became ill after consuming spinach distributed by Natural Selection Foods, Natural Selection Foods Manufacturing and Dole Food, which announced a massive recall of the greens last week.

Spinach fields combed in search for E. coli cluesupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 19:25:00

Investigators combed through farm fields in Monterey County, California, on Tuesday, searching for the source of an outbreak of illness linked to the consumption of raw spinach.

E. coli spinach scare increases to 21 statesupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 08:45:00

The nationwide health scare over bacteria-ridden spinach widened Monday, as the number of states reporting sickness linked to the outbreak increased to 21.

CNNMoney: 2 Big biotechs ready for an upswingupdated: Wed May 10 2006 09:28:00

Amgen and Genentech stock prices soared in 2005, but they lost their hot stock status in '06 as prices plunged. Is Big Biotech ready for an upswing, or is it all downhill from here?

CNNMoney: Amgen results don't cheer analystsupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 17:40:00

Amgen Inc., the world's biggest biotech developer, beat earnings expectations for the first quarter Tuesday, but analysts were still skeptical about the company's performance.

Fugitive dad leaves sick son on dialysisupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 09:40:00

A Kentucky prisoner who duped authorities and his family into believing he intended to donate a kidney to his ailing son may have escaped to Mexico with his girlfriend, federal authorities said.

Survivor of mine explosion leaves hospitalupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 19:26:00

After being treated with respirators, feeding tubes, dialysis and even a couple of hours in a hyperbaric chamber, the sole survivor of the Sago Mine explosion has left the care of doctors who have skippered his recovery efforts over the past three weeks.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 15:16:00

Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Billy Preston is recovering from a recent bout with a serious infection of the sac encasing of his heart.

Miner returns to West Virginiaupdated: Sat Jan 07 2006 08:44:00

The sole survivor of a West Virginia mine explosion was dramatically improving Saturday as he struggled to fend off the carbon monoxide poisoning that killed his co-workers, a doctor said.

'I make the most of my "Extra Life"'updated: Tue Sep 20 2005 11:50:00

Peter Houghton, then aged 61, was the first person in the world to be fitted with a permanent artificial heart pump in 2000, having been given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with terminal heart failure. Here is his story.

Dialysis for ailing Prince Rainierupdated: Mon Mar 28 2005 05:57:00

Prince Rainier III remained in stable condition Monday as medical treatment, including dialysis, has halted the deterioration in his health, the palace said.

Actress Sandra Dee diesupdated: Sun Feb 20 2005 14:51:00

Actress Sandra Dee died Sunday at a California hospital, her son told CNN.

CNNMoney: Wall St. weighs deals, dollarupdated: Tue Dec 07 2004 05:46:00

Investors will be weighing reports of a number of large deals and another record low for the dollar when they begin stock trading Tuesday.

Musharraf: Iraq war has made world 'less safe'updated: Sun Dec 05 2004 11:50:00

The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake that has made the world a more dangerous place, but a swift withdrawal would make matters worse, Pakistan's president said this weekend.

Nasr: 'He's sending a message to the American people'updated: Fri Oct 29 2004 18:37:00

The Al-Jazeera network aired a new videotape of Osama bin Laden Friday, in which the al Qaeda leader says that in order to avoid further attacks, the United States should not attack al Qaeda.

Jonah Lomu on his way to recoveryupdated: Fri Aug 13 2004 07:24:00

New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu has started walking his way back into training just a fortnight after undergoing a kidney transplant operation.

Pakistan's lucrative kidney tradeupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 00:24:00

Four years ago Mohammad Ashraf, desperate for money, sold one of his kidneys to repay a debt.

CNNMoney: Biotech's 800-pound gorillaupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 17:43:00

Nokia's disappointing sales announcement and the resulting fallout in the tech sector makes a lot of nervous investors even jumpier. In particular, they fear that any earnings disappointments during the next few weeks may lead to sudden selloffs.

Lomu must undergo kidney operationupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 09:05:00

Jonah Lomu faces life in a wheelchair if he does not get a kidney transplant, the former All Black winger has revealed.

Fortune: The Killer Bug A lethal new mutation of the wily staph bacterium is proving resistant to the best antibiotic in the drawer. Can updated: Mon Sep 30 2002 00:01:00

First it was kidney failure and diabetes. Then, for a 40-year-old Michigan woman this June, the diabetes led to foot ulcers and gangrene. One toe had to be amputated, then a second, then a third.

Fortune: America's Elite Factories These plants have taken many paths to quality and efficiency, from special pay incentives to kaizen seupdated: Mon Sep 03 2001 00:01:00



One single, incontrovertible fact about Christine Baxter immediately leaps to attention: She is just 27 years old. Never mind her top performance, her aggressive investing style, the high-performin...

Money Magazine: Be realistic about pet care updated: Fri Jul 01 1994 00:01:00

AS A VETERINARIAN, I HAVE some thoughts about April's "Those Doggone Vet-Care Costs."Yes, as you reported, there is a wide array of sophisticated medical treatment available for animals today. Howe...

Fortune: LOOK, MA! NO WIRES! Soon you'll be able to send electronic mail and tap computer files anywhere you go, untethered from phone liupdated: Mon Dec 13 1993 00:01:00

To a lot of people, the term ''wireless revolution'' conjures up the image of a yuppie with a flip-phone in a fancy restaurant. That was the old wireless revolution. Well out of earshot, dozens of ...

Fortune: W.R. GRACE STRAIGHT TALK FROM A NEW BOSSupdated: Mon Apr 19 1993 00:01:00

THE LONGEST-RUNNING act in chief execudom is taking final bows. J. Peter Grace, who in 1945 became CEO of W.R. Grace & Co., the chemicals company founded by his grandfather, relinquished his CEO ti...

Money Magazine: WHEN YOUR CHILD IS BORN ILLupdated: Mon Apr 01 1991 00:01:00

It's 8 p.m., and in the spacious three-bedroom home of Kevin and Cheryl Clarke in Edmonds, Wash., 15 miles north of Seattle, six-year-old Jeffrey is getting ready to go to bed. For Jeffrey, this me...

Money Magazine: WHEN IT PAYS TO HAVE A HEART ATTACKupdated: Fri Apr 01 1988 00:01:00

The one rub of life insurance, at least from a selfish point of view, is that by the time the policy pays off, the policyholder is no longer around to enjoy it. Sure, you can borrow against its cas...

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