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Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — A waitress at a Hooters in Georgia will donate her kidney to a longtime regular customer of the restaurant. WXIA-TV (http://on....

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

Dad Of Viral 'Success Kid' Needs A Kidney Transplant

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents

Unless you've been avoiding the Internet for the past seven years, you probably recognize "Success Kid" -- the immensely popular meme of baby Sammy Gr...

What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 61,500 people in the United States will learn they have kidney cancer this year, and about 14,000 Americans will die from it. What do you know about this significant disease?

How A Message Written On The Back Of Her Car Led This Woman To Find Her Kidney Donor

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

Christine Royles of South Portland, Maine, was diagnosed with lupus in December 2013, the Portland Press Herald reported, and shortly after learned he...

Members Of Successful 8-Person Organ Exchange Meet, Feel Like One Big Family

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News

Sharing really is caring -- just ask the patients involved in this eight-person kidney swap. On Thursday, the donors and recipients of an eight-pat...

How the United States Stacks Up to Other Countries in Chronic Kidney Disease

Elisa Gordon | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

By inspiring international comparisons, World Kidney Day fosters greater knowledge about chronic kidney disease and reveals possible ways we can improve patient health. And that is good news for everyone.

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.

Chasing Miracles: A Mom's Fight Against Kidney Disease

Jenn Delekta | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Delekta

Everyone has an unexpected event that will rise up in his or her lives that can feel like hell fire changing the direction of how life had been. It d...

How To Be A Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.

Joining the Smallest Club in America

Jack Doueck | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Doueck

The day arrived, and I lay on the bare operating table, with my eyes closed and my mind at peace. When I opened them three hours later I knew that someone had just received the gift of life. I smiled as I knew that I had just joined the smallest club in America.

Yes, I'm Fat. But Why Is That All Anyone Sees?

Kathleen Brooks | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Kathleen Brooks

When I resided in a different body, I didn't know how different my life would be and how different I would feel about myself in a fat body.

UKRO President Ken Kleinberg Hosts Annual Benefit for Research to End Kidney Disease

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton in support of the new USC (University of Southern Californ...

Mom Told To Remove Car Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney, Could Face Fine

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

Controversy over a mom's attempt to save her daughter's life -- and the magnetic car sign she's using to do it -- is shining the spotlight on one New...

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.

You're Not Going To Believe Who Gave Her A Kidney

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News

Maybe they weren't a perfect couple, with dreams different enough to cause them to end their engagement eight years ago. But it turns out Daniel Burdi...

This 6-Year-Old Used Crayons And Paper To Help Get Her Mom A Life-Saving Kidney

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, simple creativity and a dose of determination can save a life -- at least, that's what 6-year-old Jocelyn Williams used to find a kidney f...

Teacher Gives 'Gift Of Life' To 13-Year-Old Student

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

A British teacher has saved the life of one of his students by donating his kidney to the sick teenager. Ray Coe, 53, is a special needs coordinat...

Man With 34-Year-Old Transplanted Kidney Shares Advice for National Kidney Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Reeder

Artist Michael Gaudet always thought his "ticket to immortality" would be as a monumental mural painter. But now, the Canadian thinks his legacy will ...

Substitute Teacher Decides To Donate Her Kidney To 5-Year-Old Girl After Meeting Her Only Once

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News

One woman's fateful substitute teaching assignment ended up changing a little girl's life forever. Cindy Santos, a substitute teacher from Pennsylv...

Rocking One Kidney on World Kidney Day

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

It's a special day for me, because I've seen firsthand the ways a kidney transplant can change a person's life -- I was able to donate my left kidney to my husband Bryan in 2012. How many couples get a wedding anniversary and a "transplantiversary?"

Black Market For Organs Is Alive And Well On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology

Desperate for money, a slew of people have apparently turned to Facebook in an attempt to sell their organs, a United Kingdom newspaper investigation ...

One Man's Heartbreaking Effort To Find His Wife A Kidney

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.15.2013 | Healthy Living

On a windblown stretch of interstate in central Kansas, four handwritten words make a startling request: "I Need A Kidney." The statement was paint...

Giving the Gift of Life: A Son Donates Kidney to Save Mother

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

When his aunt's blood pressure spiked, doctors knew Anthony Brown's aunt could not be a candidate to donate a kidney. He watched my mom go home from the hospital that day so dejected. At that point, he knew he 'kind of had to man up.'

Paying People for Kidneys: Is It Ethical?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The shortage of available kidneys for transplantation leaves many people on burdensome dialysis for years, while others die awaiting a functioning kidney. Still, a thriving business takes place underground and in black markets worldwide.