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January 9, 1997
Jared Stoner, the 2-month old son of area running standout Earl Stoner, received an emergency liver transplant Sunday at St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia. The transplant was required after the infant's liver failed following therapy to fight cancer of his adrenal gland. "Everything went well," said Mike Spinnler, president of the Cumberland Valley Athletic Club, which founded the Jared Stoner Fund to help the family defer medical costs. "The doctors said that they usually lose a patient that young during the surgery because of the trauma involved, but he made it through," Spinnler said.
OBITUARIES
July 7, 2011
Bruce Day Sr., 63, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., after being diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer. A private memorial service will be held by the family before Bruce is laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery this fall. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
NEWS
May 24, 2004
Consumers Union recently issued a warning about 12 dietary supplement ingredients - dubbed the "dirty dozen" - that have been linked to serious adverse affects or strong theoretical risks. All of the potentially dangerous ingredients are available online. Definitely hazardous: documented organ failure and known carcinogenic properties -- Aristolochic acid It also is known as birthwort, snakeroot, snakeweed, sangree root, sangrel, serpentary, serpentaria and wild ginger.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | May 1, 2000
State prison authorities in Maryland are trying to decide how best to treat inmates who become infected with hepatitis C, a strain of the virus that can cause severe liver damage years after exposure. cont. from front page Frankie Ruiz said her son has been diagnosed with the disease but has been unable to get help from the state. Her son, Dallon Curtis Robertson, 39, is serving a 13-year sentence for carjacking at the Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown.
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | September 9, 2002
Q:What is Reyes Syndrome? A: According to the National Reyes Syndrome Foundation (NRSF), Reyes Syndrome is a disease that affects all organs of the body, but most seriously affects the brain and the liver. It is not contagious and the cause is unknown. The syndrome is often mistaken for illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, diabetes, drug overdose, poisoning, Sudden Infant Death syndrome, or psychiatric illness. Abnormal accumulations of fat begin to develop in the liver and other organs of the body, along with a severe increase of pressure in the brain.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
MAY 9, 1955-NOV. 4, 2009 Max Larry Powell, 54, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Born May 9, 1955, he was the son of the late Rhoda F. Powell and Max Leroy Powell. He was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School and was employed at Eastalco in Frederick, Md., for over 20 years. He was also a member of United Steelworkers, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2462, AMVETS Post 10 and Williamsport Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84. He is survived by daughters Autumn Powell-Allman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Tasha Powell-Dattilio of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, Charles Hadley Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
By D. BARRETT BROWN | September 28, 2007
After the family gatherings, vacations, and neighborhood cookouts of summer, the arrival of fall and early winter, with their lavish displays of seasonal color, provide conditions perfectly suited to the day trip. Autumn is the time to get out and enjoy the last of the temperate weather before the snows of winter trap you in your home like a rat. So prepare an inviting meal, get outdoors and treat yourself to an afternoon of food and drink. What Foods to Pack First, remember that horsing down a fast-food meal in a bag while parked in your car at a scenic overlook or rest stop picnic table does not count as an outdoor dining experience.
NEWS
May 30, 2006
The danger of Reye's Syndrome To the editor: In the summer of 1975, my 13-year-old son became ill with a slight fever. I took him to the doctor, who said it was just the flu and it would run its course. He also had blood work done that didn't show anything out of the ordinary. The next day, my son's temperature shot up to 104. I call the doctor back and he put my son on Ampicillin and aspirin for fever. His condition didn't change much - no appetite, little intake of fluids and very lethargic.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Ny'eal Ezra Mills loved his great-grandmother's pancakes. The 2-year-old boy enjoyed riding his hobbyhorse in the backyard of her and her husband's home in Frederick, Md. The youngest of her great-grandchildren, Ny'eal rode his little car "everywhere," Margaret Jackson said. "He was an outgoing young man," Jackson said. "He loved his church. " "Him and I used to usher together," she recalled little more than a year after Ny'eal died from multiple internal injuries on May 24, 2007.
NEWS
October 22, 1997
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "The flowers in front of Jerry Minnich's funeral home on North Potomac Street are quite lovely to see. " "Well, Baltimore became the only team in history to start the season and finish it leading the division and not getting to the World Series.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | March 24, 2013
Her strength and energy have diminished and her symptoms have become more pronounced. But that hasn't stopped Judy Kinzer Ramer from hanging tough in the biggest fight of her life. She needs a new liver. There is no whining, no complaining, no self-pity. Just the hope that soon she will receive the best possible news: a phone call telling her a donor match has been found. "I want to start living again," the 61-year-old Funks-town resident shared. "And with God's help, maybe things will turn around for me and I can be myself again.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 24, 2011
Lindsay Pinieski said she was devastated a little more than a year ago when her husband, Zack, was diagnosed with cancer. But things started to look brighter after chemotherapy treatments drove the disease into remission. The Hagerstown family's fortunes changed again on July 1, when Zack lost his job as an aircraft modifier at Sierra Nevada. The Pinieskis were hit even harder a few days later when their youngest daughter, 2-year-old Allison, got sick during a family trip to Port Discovery in Baltimore.
OBITUARIES
July 7, 2011
Bruce Day Sr., 63, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., after being diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer. A private memorial service will be held by the family before Bruce is laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery this fall. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
MAY 9, 1955-NOV. 4, 2009 Max Larry Powell, 54, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Born May 9, 1955, he was the son of the late Rhoda F. Powell and Max Leroy Powell. He was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School and was employed at Eastalco in Frederick, Md., for over 20 years. He was also a member of United Steelworkers, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2462, AMVETS Post 10 and Williamsport Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84. He is survived by daughters Autumn Powell-Allman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Tasha Powell-Dattilio of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, Charles Hadley Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | July 16, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - About four years ago, Darlene Kirby's life began to fall apart, and she wasn't sure what was happening to her. "I'd fall asleep at my sewing machine," she said of her work at B&B Embroidery in Williamsport. She was also having pains in her side and problems remembering how to do the simplest things. One night, for example, Kirby got up, went to her kitchen and proceeded to take cans out of the cupboards, stacking them around the room. Later, she said she accused her husband, David, of doing it because she had no memory of the events.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Ny'eal Ezra Mills loved his great-grandmother's pancakes. The 2-year-old boy enjoyed riding his hobbyhorse in the backyard of her and her husband's home in Frederick, Md. The youngest of her great-grandchildren, Ny'eal rode his little car "everywhere," Margaret Jackson said. "He was an outgoing young man," Jackson said. "He loved his church. " "Him and I used to usher together," she recalled little more than a year after Ny'eal died from multiple internal injuries on May 24, 2007.
NEWS
December 12, 2007
1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup sliced mushrooms 3 tablespoons butter 1 pound chicken livers 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons brandy 1 bay leaf, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 3/4 teaspoon salt or Vege-Sal 1/2 teaspoon pepper In a big, heavy skillet, start the onion, garlic and mushrooms...
NEWS
By D. BARRETT BROWN | September 28, 2007
After the family gatherings, vacations, and neighborhood cookouts of summer, the arrival of fall and early winter, with their lavish displays of seasonal color, provide conditions perfectly suited to the day trip. Autumn is the time to get out and enjoy the last of the temperate weather before the snows of winter trap you in your home like a rat. So prepare an inviting meal, get outdoors and treat yourself to an afternoon of food and drink. What Foods to Pack First, remember that horsing down a fast-food meal in a bag while parked in your car at a scenic overlook or rest stop picnic table does not count as an outdoor dining experience.
NEWS
May 30, 2006
The danger of Reye's Syndrome To the editor: In the summer of 1975, my 13-year-old son became ill with a slight fever. I took him to the doctor, who said it was just the flu and it would run its course. He also had blood work done that didn't show anything out of the ordinary. The next day, my son's temperature shot up to 104. I call the doctor back and he put my son on Ampicillin and aspirin for fever. His condition didn't change much - no appetite, little intake of fluids and very lethargic.
NEWS
by KRISTIN WILSON | October 3, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com Martha Wiles' liver is totally normal except for one, critical, genetic mutation. Her liver produces a mutant form of the protein transthyretin, or TTR. As this abnormal protein travels throughout her body, it is deposited along her nervous system, creating a thin film that shuts off nerve function. Wiles, of Boonsboro, has a condition called amyloidosis, a disorder affecting thousands of Americans. But she is one of the lucky ones. In 2002, she received a liver transplant that effectively stopped the continued buildup of abnormal proteins.
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