How transplant patients are getting organs sooner and living longer

They wanted to donate kidneys to their loved ones, but didn’t match. So they joined a paired organ exchange. When Jose Maya’s husband Santiago Mejia needed a kidney transplant to survive, Maya didn’t hesitate. He offered to donate one of his own kidneys, knowing he could live with just one. The bad news: through blood

Grownups, your body is changing: erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual  health issue male patients mention to Dr. Carolyn Eaton, a family medicine doctor. Many issues can contribute to ED, including high cholesterol. Good circulation and heart health is always a plus – testosterone supplements, not necessarily.  

Antibiotics are deadly to bacteria, but they won’t kill a virus

When you’re sick, antibiotics may seem like the quickest path toward feeling better, but getting a prescription when you don’t need it actually causes more harm than good. Antibiotics are meant to fight bacteria, but unfortunately, they do nothing to kill a virus. “It’s frustrating that we don’t have better drugs for viral infections,” said

Farro vegetable salad

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Number of Servings: 8 Serving size: 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package Farro (find in the rice aisle) 2 asparagus bundles (2 cups, chopped ) 1 (10.5 oz.) container of cherry tomatoes 1/2 small red onion 2 yellow bell peppers 1 bundle of parsley leaves Vinaigrette Dressing ¼ cup

Autism: what’s behind the numbers

Scary autism stats – what to do for help It can be stressful enough to have a new baby. Then someone shares some scary stats about rising autism rates (now estimated at one in 59, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and the tired new parent is suddenly faced with fear. Take

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Farro vegetable salad

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Number of Servings: 8 Serving size: 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package Farro …