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Kidney Stone Dissolution: A modern method for treating painful scourge

Kidney Stone Dissolution: A modern method for treating painful scourge

Laser surgery is a long-accepted procedure to correct many conditions, from cataracts to plantars warts. Yet new uses for laser are still being discovered for alleviating conditions ranging from aggravating to life-threatening.

August 23, 2014 1:15 pm
A true act of kindness

A true act of kindness

PORTAGE | John Guerra can't wait to go camping with his family this summer without worrying about dialysis. Thanks to Eric Gillins, Guerra will be able to do just that.

May 25, 2014 11:00 pm

I tip my hat to woman who donated a kidney

On Jan. 21, I lost my right kidney to cancer. As I was dealing with the realization of what I had gone through, I read a recent article about a woman who had donated one of her kidneys to her son’s high school coach. That was a courageous and unselfish act if I’ve ever seen one. So I tip my …

April 09, 2013 12:00 am
Rough road to recovery for Griffith boy

Rough road to recovery for Griffith boy

Griffith resident Blake Loudenber, pictured here in March 2012 when he was 8, continues to recover from surgery that gave him a new kidney. 

March 28, 2013 12:00 am
Griffith boy receives long-awaited kidney

Griffith boy receives long-awaited kidney

GRIFFITH | The nearly lifelong wait for a kidney has ended for a 9-year-old Griffith boy.

March 14, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Benefit slated to assist Portage resident battling kidney failure

PORTAGE | Friends and family will host a benefit to assist Sandy "Sandman" Luciano, a 40-year-old Portage resident battling kidney failure.

February 09, 2013 6:15 pm
Valpo mom in need of kidney transplant — again

Valpo mom in need of kidney transplant — again

VALPARAISO | Jennifer Ray is hoping for another second chance at life.

September 08, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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Valpo mom in need of kidney transplant — again

Valpo mom in need of kidney transplant — again

Valparaiso resident Jennifer Ray is hoping to have a second kidney transplant after receiving one in 1993.

September 06, 2012 5:14 pm
Valpo mom in need of kidney transplant — again

Valpo mom in need of kidney transplant — again

Jennifer Ray, of Valparaiso, needs a second kidney transplant after receiving one in 1993. The 37-year-old mother of one boy is on a transplant list and hopes to raise awareness of the need for living kidney donors.

September 06, 2012 5:14 pm
'I have freedom now'

'I have freedom now'

Looney does her treatments five nights a week, in less than half the time it would take if she were going into a center to have them done.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
'I have freedom now'

'I have freedom now'

Ashley Looney, of Homewood, uses a dialysis machine at her home. She is one of the first people in the area to begin using the NxStage System One, a machine that lets her do her own dialysis at home instead of going into a treatment center.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
'I have freedom now'

'I have freedom now'

Ashley Looney, of Homewood, uses a dialysis machine at her home. She is one of the first people in the area to begin using the NxStage System One, a machine that lets her do her own dialysis at home instead of going into a treatment center.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
'I have freedom now'

'I have freedom now'

An portable dialysis machine is shown at Ashley Looney's home in Homewood.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Single kidney not double trouble

The conventional wisdom, when I was a younger athletic trainer, had been not to allow young athletes with only one working kidney to play in collision/contact sports.

June 18, 2012 5:00 pm
Blake Loudenber waits for a new kidney

Blake Loudenber waits for a new kidney

Blake Loudenber, 8, hugs his grandmother Cindy Loudenber at their Griffith home. Blake was born with his kidneys failing and has been waiting for his second kidney transplant since he was 2.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Blake Loudenber, 8, of Griffith, undergoes 11 hours of dialysis every night while he sleeps.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Blake Loudenber's growth has been stunted from his need for a new kidney.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Griffith boy still waiting for kidney

Blake Loudenber, 8, of Griffith, is in need of a kidney transplant. He had a transplant at age 2, but his body rejected it, leaving him on a donor list ever since.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
VIDEO: An amazing Christmas gift

VIDEO: An amazing Christmas gift

Felix Vazquez received an amazing Christmas gift this weekend. The childhood friend of his wife was a perfect match to donate him a kidney.

December 25, 2011 1:30 am
IU Health opens telemedicine outreach clinic in Gary

IU Health opens telemedicine outreach clinic in Gary

Gail Zacok, clinic manager and assistant professor of nursing at Indiana University Northwest, demonstrates the new kidney transplant telemedicine system through the outreach clinic in the Dunes Medical Building on Thursday at IU Northwest campus. Patients can visit face-to-face with a physi…

September 01, 2011 8:10 pm
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