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Chicago Heights woman helps others while waiting for kidney

Chicago Heights woman helps others while waiting for kidney

Jameria Smith, 24, of Chicago Heights, is joined by family members and her boyfriend during last year's Walk for Kidneys event held in Chicago. Her team, Sweet's Supporters, will again participate this year and is currently one of the top fundraising teams. Smith was diagnosed with kidney di…

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Chicago Heights woman helps others while waiting for kidney

Chicago Heights woman helps others while waiting for kidney

With her positive attitude and bubbly personality, Jameria Smith sounds like a typical 24-year-old talking about her goals. It's the obstacles she faces with determination and hope that set her apart.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, yet many do not know it. Early signs are hard to detect and are easily missed.

December 31, 2013 12:20 pm

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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March 17, 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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OFFBEAT: Mark your calendar for free screening; 2011 Kidney Walk a great success

OFFBEAT: Mark your calendar for free screening; 2011 Kidney Walk a great success

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 31, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Mark your calander for screenings and this month's mall 2011 Kidney Walk

OFFBEAT: Mark your calander for screenings and this month's mall 2011 Kidney Walk

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am
Philip Potempa and Actor Larry Hagman

Philip Potempa and Actor Larry Hagman

Times Columnist Philip Potempa and actor Larry Hagman aka J.R. Ewing are helping raise awareness about the importance of kidney health screenings for the National Kidney Foundation.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am
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