An overweight man was told he couldn't get a kidney transplant because he tipped the scales at 300 pounds. He had to lose weight to save his life. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family.
Eventually, doctors in Cincinnati came up with a radical solution.
They performed weight... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks ago, Roberto Medina's sister died while undergoing surgery to give him one of her kidneys. Now, the ailing New York City man is leaving the hospital feeling traumatized - again. Medina told reporters he was summoned to Montefiore Medical Center on Wednesday and told... more »
"There's no money, there's nothing of any value in that box at all, of any value to anyone besides us," desperately says mother of four and military wife Lora Lyon.
On Wednesday afternoon Lora and her husband, Captain Dean Lyon, who serves in the U.S. Army, came home to... more »
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins hairstylist with failing kidneys says she was near death when a client of hers saved her life with a kidney donation.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sheena Coatman says she went on dialysis in the spring of 2010 and prayed for a donor. Months later,... more »
An American man armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan as he tried to cross the border into Afghanistan on a mission to avenge the 9-11 attacks and kill Osama bin Laden.
Police said Gary Brooks Faulkner, a 51-year-old construction worker, was also... more »
Twenty-six operations put healthy kidneys into 13 desperately ill people: Doctors in the nation's capital just performed a record-setting kidney swap, part of a pioneering effort to expand transplants to patients who too often never qualify.
"A whole new doorway of hope opened," says Tom Otten, a suburban St.... more »