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Rancid Bring Out The Wolves In 20th Anniversary Celebration

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Twenty years for anything is a long time, 20 years for a band can feel like a lifetime, but for California punk legends, Rancid, it is more than that, it is family, love, and a united brotherhood.

He Brought It Upon Himself

John Rankl | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices
John Rankl

One morning, two of my doctors had just finished evaluating me. They had left the room and routinely sat down at their computer stations to type their medical notes. I could easily hear their conversation. I heard one doctor say to the other, "Oh well, he brought it upon himself."

Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective

Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA

More than 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for solid organ transplants, but in 2011 there were just 28,465 transplants completed. And the shortage is only worsening as the numbers of available organs continues to drop, both from living and deceased donors.

Let's Stop Wasting Our Dead

Larry Doyle | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Doyle

When I die, I would like to be eaten by puppies. I would prefer happy, rambunctious puppies, about eight weeks old and from the same litter if possible.

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.

Thumbs Up For Big Toe That Replaces Severed Digit

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.14.2011 | Weird News

After accidentally severing his thumb while sawing through a piece of wood last December, James Byrne, 29, had surgeons attach his big toe in its plac...

Lucas Kavner

After Two Organ Transplants, Cancer Diagnosis, One Girl Gives Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact

Odunola “Ola” Ojewumi, quite possibly the most optimistic college junior in America, was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart defec...

WATCH: California Mom Shows Off Hand Transplant

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

This hand transplant went miraculously. A 26-year-old mother received the first hand transplant in the history of California on March 5, and met wi...

Arizona Politicians Cut Off Funds for Life-Saving Transplants While Cheering Afghanistan War Spending

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Arizona's Republican-led state government just decided to cut their state budget by slashing their state's Medicaid coverage for organ transplants, ev...

Doctors Testing Warm, Beating Hearts In Transplant

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Andrea Ybarra's donated heart was beating rhythmically by the time she awoke from the grogginess of her surgery. Lub-dub. Lub-dub...

Patient Dies After Arizona Cuts Transplant From Budget

KTAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Valley man who took center stage in the debate over state budget cuts that stopped funding for certain transplants has died. Mark Price, 37, had ba...

How to Be a Hero in One Easy Step

Cari Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

18 people die every day, due to the lack of organs available for transplant. Every 11 minutes, a new name is added to the national list. Making one's organs available postmortem just makes sense.

How We Talk About Death

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

We hide behind words because the reality can be too painful. We try to soften the edges with euphemisms or oblique references. I will never say "pull the plug" again.

Double Arm Transplant Patient, Karl Merk, Makes Progress (VIDEO)

Associated Press | MARY LANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN -- The recipient of the world's first complete double arm transplant scratched his head and back and beamed at his doctors Wednesday, saying he...