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A Caregiving Story That Truly Defines 'In Sickness And In Health'

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When couples say their wedding vows, many of them promise to be faithful to each other through sickness and health. When Betty and Richey Coffey married in 1964 there was no way they could have foreseen the physical and emotional challenges they would endure for the next 50 years.

Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters

Elisa Gordon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

Chronic kidney disease -- without the splashy races, ad campaigns, and extensive media coverage -- falls below the public radar. And because of that, a patient may be less likely to ask his or her doctor how to prevent it or even understand how it develops.

Astoria Characters: The Lovebirds

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.19.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

They're making the best of things. Violeta has learned to go to mass by herself. Immaculate Conception is only five blocks away, but for Vincent it might as well be a million miles.

Rebel With a Cause: How to Break the Rules and Live a Limitless Low-Sodium Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.

LOOK: Runner Lives Life To The Fullest

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

New York Times Mum After Congressional Budget Office Rebukes Bungled Amgen/Medicare Investigation

Jon Entine | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Jon Entine

In a sharp rebuke of a New York Times investigation, an analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found that a last-minute provision added to the early January "fiscal cliff" bill could save taxpayers as much as $4 billion -- rather than costing $500 million, as the Times had claimed.

Why Americans Pay So Much for Health Care: Friends in High Places (Just Not Your Friends)

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you wonder why we spend more money on health care than any other country but have some of the worst health outcomes, you need look no further than the halls of Congress to figure it out.

Happy Birthday, Daddy -- Wherever You Are

Melissa Chapman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

I want to write something really profound today. I want to convey just how unique, impactful and truly lovable my father was on this day that he would have turned 70.

Texas Teacher Gives Kidney To Student's Father

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

Marie Bell, a kindergarten teacher at Highland Village Elementary School in Dallas, Texas, has given more than just an education to one of her student...

Calvary Comes With Kidney Transplant to Rescue Detroit Writer, Critic

Jim McFarlin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim McFarlin

For far too many patients fighting the valiant fight against chronic kidney disease (CKD), tragically, the call never comes.

Dialysis 3 Times A Week Might Not Be Enough, Study Finds

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — A major study challenges the way diabetics and others with failing kidneys have been treated for half a century, finding that thre...

Congresswoman Facing Ethical Questions Over Legislation That Benefited Her Husband

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley's efforts to influence federal reimbursement rates for dialysis providers and to save a kidney transplan...

Kidney Patients Face Dialysis Rationing

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri Fink

Photo: David Baron/PRI's The World In South Africa, treatment in the public health service for patients suffering from kidney failure is rationed. T...

Duke! Mama's Home: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

Back home again, her three-and-one-half hours of dialysis over, my mother negotiates her way through a maze of bags, chairs and boxes, toward the hazy out-of-focus shapes of the kitchen.