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Hepatitis C -- The Long Goodbye

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Jennifer Connolly

The long goodbye is often used to describe the drawn out fading of a person's mind, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. But for my mom, it was because of Hepatitis C.

Second Chances

Nishma Shah | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

What does a second chance mean to you? For some people it means given another chance at a relationship, to others it's another chance at a promotio...

The Fault In Our Stars and the Truths Behind It

Kendall Ciesemier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kendall Ciesemier

Let's be honest, if you're young, you're most likely healthy. Therefore it feels exponentially more isolating to be a young person battling a disease than an old person battling a disease.

This Man Lost 30 Pounds In Two Months To Save His Baby's Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

In trying times, dads will go to the ends of the earth -- performing feats of strength and kindness -- for their children. The latest heroic example c...

1960s Teen Idol Bobby Rydell On His New Lease On Life

Pat Gallagher | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Heartthrob Bobby Rydell has been a rock and roll teen idol, movie star, television entertainer, and night club and concert performer -- both as a solo act and with his fellow 1960s teen idol buddies Frankie Avalon and Fabian, touring with "The Golden Boys of Bandstand."

'NY Med': Man Fears Transplant Won't Be In Time To Walk Daughter Down Aisle

Posted 07.18.2012 | TV

"NY Med" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on ABC) featured an uplifting tale of a father's love for his daughter. The true-life medical series told the story of a ma...

Man Awakes From Coma, Asks For KFC

Posted 06.29.2012 | World

Sam Boughen, a 26-year-old father in the UK, has faced his fair share of hurdles: because of a rare genetic disease, he's needed two liver transplants...

Hunger Strike For Liver Transplant (WATCH)

Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices

On Sunday morning a group of five members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Angelican Catholic Mission in Chicago's largely Mexican neighborhood, Little Villag...

2-Time Cancer Survivor Launches Nationwide Football Event For Kids With Special Needs

Trenton Patch | Posted 03.15.2012 | Impact

When middle school teacher and varsity football coach Aaron Segedi, 36, hatched the idea for Victory Day in 2009, he had no idea he would be speaking ...

Liver Donation, Break up, Led Author David Jedeikin to Wander the Rainbow

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

After donating part of his liver to his (now ex-) boyfriend, breaking up and feeling lost, David Jedeikin wrote about it all in his book, Wander the Rainbow.

Liver Transplant Tragedy Leads To Hospital Review

AOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado hospital said it has suspended liver donations from people who are still alive following the death of a man who donated a chunk of his live...

Search For Live Liver Donors Raises Medical, Ethical Questions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Medical advances in organ transplantation have extended lives that a few years ago would have been cut short. Yet public solicitation for organs raise...

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.

Claire Riley, Transplant Recipient, Encourages Others To Become Organ Donors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Claire Riley of Perth, Scotland, acknowledges that someone had to die for her to live, but says receiving an organ can give someone a new lease on lif...

The Heath Insurance Dance

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

Why -- when we are faced with the possibility of losing our life or the life of a loved one -- do we also have to fight with an insurance company which is there to take care of our medical needs in the first place?

Steve Jobs Lives (or Is Not Dead, Apparently)

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

It may be that many successful public companies are run by crazy buggers -- secretive, paranoid, and contrary to a fantastic degree. It may be that Steve Jobs is actually a breath of fresh air.

Texting Helps Teens With Live Transplants Follow Medical Guidelines

Yahoo! News | Martha Kerr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For teenagers who've had a liver transplant, text message reminders to take their medications reduce the risk of organ rejection. That finding come...