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October 19, 1993 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
O.C. foodies paid their money ($75 a head) and took their choice Sunday afternoon at a festive gala hosted by the Orange County Region of the National Kidney Foundation.
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January 16, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Nurses often go above and beyond the call of duty to help patients, but they usually don't go to the lengths Allison Batson did. She donated a kidney to one. The recipient is 23-year-old Clay Taber, who had been treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for kidney failure in 2010. The Auburn University graduate was diagnosed with Goodpasture's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that can result in severe damage to the kidneys and lungs. Taber eventually would up in the transplant unit at Emory, where Batson, a transplant nurse, was working.
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HEALTH
March 28, 2011 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Should you be paid to part with a kidney? It's an unseemly question, but it's one that medical professionals have been grappling with as the waiting list for kidneys gets longer, supply of the organs stagnates and other solutions fall short. In 1999, just over 40,000 Americans were on the waiting list for a kidney, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, a record that's overseen by the government. By 2009, the list had grown to nearly 83,000 people, the National Kidney Foundation says.
NEWS
January 4, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Actor Nick Cannon is in the hospital with what his wife, Mariah Carey, says is mild kidney failure. Carey tweeted a photo of the two of them in Cannon's hospital bed in Colorado, and according to the Ministry of Gossip , Carey posted on her blog, "We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. " Although information on Cannon's particular condition is scarce, we got some information on the condition from Dr. Bryan Becker, immediate past president of the National Kidney Foundation . In the medical community, Becker said via a media rep, there really is no term called "mild kidney failure," but he speculates that Cannon might have been hospitalized for some decrease in kidney function.
HEALTH
January 21, 2002
Living-kidney donations have more than doubled in the last decade. In 2000, 5,293 Americans donated a kidney, accounting for more than a third of the 13,372 kidney transplants across the United States. As of November, about 50,000 Americans were on a waiting list for a kidney. The waiting period for a kidney from a cadaver can run two to five years. Most transplant centers have a waiting list that is two to five times the number of transplants they do each year.
NEWS
March 7, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS
Carl Wolfson has a joke for just about everything. On the economy: "They asked (President) Clinton how to go about opening a small business in the United States. He told them to open a big business and wait." On the presidential pension: "George Bush says his pension isn't enough money to live on. Like we're going to see Bush on the corner with a sign: 'Will bomb Iraq for food.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
"Here we go again," 4-year-old kidney dialysis patient Adam Chambers said with an air of quiet acceptance as his catheter dressing was changed Tuesday at the St. Joseph Hospital Renal Center in Orange. The Anaheim preschooler, who has a congenital kidney disorder, cried a little bit as the adhesive tape was pulled off his chest, but he soon returned to playing with his toys as he waited for the dialysis machine to do what his one remaining kidney can't--cleanse his blood.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2006 | Daniel Costello, Times Staff Writer
Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks-based biotech behemoth, has been a shining star in the drug industry for more than two decades. Recently, it isn't burning so brightly. This morning, Congress begins hearings about cost and safety concerns around two of the company's top-selling drugs, Epogen and Aranesp, which are used to treat nearly 2 1/2 million dialysis and cancer patients with anemia in the U.S. each year.
NEWS
January 4, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Actor Nick Cannon is in the hospital with what his wife, Mariah Carey, says is mild kidney failure. Carey tweeted a photo of the two of them in Cannon's hospital bed in Colorado, and according to the Ministry of Gossip , Carey posted on her blog, "We're trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. " Although information on Cannon's particular condition is scarce, we got some information on the condition from Dr. Bryan Becker, immediate past president of the National Kidney Foundation . In the medical community, Becker said via a media rep, there really is no term called "mild kidney failure," but he speculates that Cannon might have been hospitalized for some decrease in kidney function.
NEWS
January 16, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Nurses often go above and beyond the call of duty to help patients, but they usually don't go to the lengths Allison Batson did. She donated a kidney to one. The recipient is 23-year-old Clay Taber, who had been treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for kidney failure in 2010. The Auburn University graduate was diagnosed with Goodpasture's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that can result in severe damage to the kidneys and lungs. Taber eventually would up in the transplant unit at Emory, where Batson, a transplant nurse, was working.
HEALTH
March 28, 2011 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Should you be paid to part with a kidney? It's an unseemly question, but it's one that medical professionals have been grappling with as the waiting list for kidneys gets longer, supply of the organs stagnates and other solutions fall short. In 1999, just over 40,000 Americans were on the waiting list for a kidney, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, a record that's overseen by the government. By 2009, the list had grown to nearly 83,000 people, the National Kidney Foundation says.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2010 | By Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Times
It's a hot day at Camp David in Mammoth, and teenagers are absorbed in an invigorating soccer game. As the sun beats down, the boys peel off their shirts and continue tearing around. All have the same energy and determination for their team to score a goal, but half are distinguished by the plastic catheters taped to their bellies. Diagnosed with severe kidney failure, they require daily treatments to stay alive and active. The National Kidney Foundation has sponsored them for a week at the YMCA-run camp.
NEWS
February 17, 2008 | Harry Wessel, Orlando Sentinel
For more than six years, Jessica Harder was a model kidney-transplant patient. She surfed, competed in swimming competitions, worked as a lifeguard and managed to graduate from high school before turning 16. But her donated kidney, which she received when she was 12, wasn't as tough as she was. It gave out 16 months ago for reasons Harder thinks are linked to a short-sighted government policy. Simply put, although Medicare -- which covers most people with end-state renal disease -- pays for a kidney transplant, it limits the amount of time it pays for the drugs needed to keep the transplanted kidney functioning.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2006 | Daniel Costello, Times Staff Writer
Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks-based biotech behemoth, has been a shining star in the drug industry for more than two decades. Recently, it isn't burning so brightly. This morning, Congress begins hearings about cost and safety concerns around two of the company's top-selling drugs, Epogen and Aranesp, which are used to treat nearly 2 1/2 million dialysis and cancer patients with anemia in the U.S. each year.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2004 | Denise Gellene, Times Staff Writer
Last fall, the National Kidney Foundation for the first time set treatment guidelines to prevent a complication from kidney failure that causes damage to bones. The guidelines were tough, and there was no drug on the market that would easily help a patient meet them. Five months later, the Food and Drug Administration gave Amgen Inc. the OK to sell cinacalcet, an $8-a-day pill its sells under the name Sensipar to people on kidney dialysis.
HEALTH
January 21, 2002
Living-kidney donations have more than doubled in the last decade. In 2000, 5,293 Americans donated a kidney, accounting for more than a third of the 13,372 kidney transplants across the United States. As of November, about 50,000 Americans were on a waiting list for a kidney. The waiting period for a kidney from a cadaver can run two to five years. Most transplant centers have a waiting list that is two to five times the number of transplants they do each year.
NEWS
February 17, 2008 | Harry Wessel, Orlando Sentinel
For more than six years, Jessica Harder was a model kidney-transplant patient. She surfed, competed in swimming competitions, worked as a lifeguard and managed to graduate from high school before turning 16. But her donated kidney, which she received when she was 12, wasn't as tough as she was. It gave out 16 months ago for reasons Harder thinks are linked to a short-sighted government policy. Simply put, although Medicare -- which covers most people with end-state renal disease -- pays for a kidney transplant, it limits the amount of time it pays for the drugs needed to keep the transplanted kidney functioning.
NEWS
November 27, 1996 | KATHRYN BOLD
More than 500 party-goers got a jump on their holiday feasting Sunday, when the "Great Chefs of Orange County" served their specialties at a benefit for the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, Orange County Region. Guests sampled wines from more than a dozen vintners and indulged in mousse of foie gras, wild antelope sausage and other exotic fare from 16 local restaurants, all housed in one ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach.
NEWS
November 27, 1996 | KATHRYN BOLD
More than 500 party-goers got a jump on their holiday feasting Sunday, when the "Great Chefs of Orange County" served their specialties at a benefit for the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, Orange County Region. Guests sampled wines from more than a dozen vintners and indulged in mousse of foie gras, wild antelope sausage and other exotic fare from 16 local restaurants, all housed in one ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
"Here we go again," 4-year-old kidney dialysis patient Adam Chambers said with an air of quiet acceptance as his catheter dressing was changed Tuesday at the St. Joseph Hospital Renal Center in Orange. The Anaheim preschooler, who has a congenital kidney disorder, cried a little bit as the adhesive tape was pulled off his chest, but he soon returned to playing with his toys as he waited for the dialysis machine to do what his one remaining kidney can't--cleanse his blood.
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