Medical Mystery: Student Stops Needing Sleep

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:15

22-year-old Cristina Speirs' excessive energy and inability to sleep turned out to be hormonal symptoms of a cancerous tumor of the adrenal gland.

Kevin Schnurr

Long Island Man Turns To Facebook For A Kidney

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:20

Kevin Schnurr, a graphic designer from Long Island, is using his wit on social media to help find a living kidney donor to treat his Alport syndrome.


Americans Sell Hair, Eggs, And More, Amid Sluggish Financial Recovery

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:16

Lingering effects of the recession are prompting Americans to turn to their own bodies for economic security.

Bioengineered Blood Vessel Implanted In Virginia Kidney Dialysis Patient

Bioengineered Blood Vessel Implanted In Virginia Kidney Dialysis Patient, An American First

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 18:50

A Virginia kidney dialysis patient with end-stage renal failure was the first United States recipient of a bioengineered blood vessel implant.

Brad Lesley Dies— Kidney Failure

Former Baseball Player Brad Lesley Dies Of Kidney Failure After Months Of Dialysis

By | Mon, 04/29/2013 - 20:15

Brad Lesley, the former MLB player who starred in 1990s sports films like Space Jam and Little Big League, has died of kidney failure at 54 after several months of dialysis.

doctor checks  blood pressure of a patient

30-Minute Procedure That Zaps Kidneys With Radio Waves Could Cure High Blood Pressure

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 09:19

A new surgical procedure that uses bursts of radio waves to destroy overactive nerves around the kidneys could help treat patients with uncontrollable high blood pressure whose condition cannot be controlled with medication.

Doctor in surgery

One Person's Gift Is Another Person's Trash: Nurse Throws Donated Kidney Away

By | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:51

The intended recipient has end-stage renal disease.