Tag Archives: kidney disease

  • Marvin Gaye III Makes Public Plea for Match to Replace Failing Kidney

    Oct 7, 13 by Cory Alexander Haywood 4 Comments

    *The threat of cancer has put a stranglehold on African Americans in alarmingly large numbers, according to numerous reports and studies. Breast cancer is found in more Caucasian women than Black, studies show, but the latter accounts for more annual deaths as a result of the disease than any other race. Black men are chronic […]

  • Glenn’s Strategies for Well-Being: Kidney Disease leads to Dialysis

    Apr 4, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *In 2010, there were about 410,000 dialysis patients in the United States. But did you know African Americans are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) leading to dialysis and transplant? Compared to other ethnic groups, the African American population has higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure, which are the two leading […]

  • Etta James Taken Off Respirator, Condition Improving

    Jan 3, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Etta James, who is terminally ill with leukemia, has been taken off a respirator and is breathing on her own again, her friend and manager said Friday. Lupe De Leon said the 73-year-old singer is soon expected to leave the intensive care unit of a hospital near her home in Riverside, east of Los Angeles. […]

  • Etta James Hospitalized, Placed on Breathing Machine

    Dec 23, 11 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *More sad news for the legendary Etta James. The Grammy-winning singer, who has been deemed terminally ill with leukemia, has been hospitalized in California and placed on a breathing machine, her long-time manager and friend said on Friday. James, 73, best known for the blues ballad “At Last,” was taken to the hospital near her […]

  • Video: Laila Ali is Fighting Against Kidney Disease

    Oct 2, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *Laila Ali is Fighting Against Kidney Disease Even though she’s not in the boxing ring, Laila is still fighting battles, but with a cause. While she currently co-hosts “Everyday Health” on ABC, the champion athlete has partnered with the American Kidney Fund to promote the “Pair Up” campaign, which increases kidney disease awareness. The national […]

  • Ray Lewis on UAF, the Group Supporting 10-Yr-Old Hudson River Survivor

    Jun 15, 11 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Most people first heard of the United Athlete Foundation when it’s board member, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, became a mentor to LaShaun Armstrong, the 10 year-old boy who escaped the van that his mother drove into the Hudson River on April 12, killing herself and LaShaun’s three younger siblings. But the organization has been […]