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Monday, August 18, 2003

Combination of Loss and Humiliation May Trigger Depression

"Love can make our life wonderful, but it also can make us miserable," says Kendler.

Duh.

Friday, August 01, 2003

Amazing

Johns Hopkins University surgeons performed three simultaneous kidney transplants in a complex piece of medical choreography that had nurses rushing organs in labeled coolers among six operating rooms.

"The recipients — Jeremy Weiser-Warschoff, 13, of Silver Spring, Md.; Tracy Stahl, 39, of Johnstown, Pa.; and Allum, 30, of Coral Gables, Fla. — had each come to the hospital with his or her own prospective donor. But the donors did not prove to be good matches for them. Instead, the hospital did some mixing and matching.
Julia Tower, 57, originally planned to donate to Weiser-Warschoff, her friends’ son, but proved a better match for Stahl. Likewise, Paul Boissiere, 30, wanted to give his kidney to Allum, his fiancĂ©e, but wound up donating to Weiser-Warschoff. And Connie Dick, 41, intended to donate her kidney to her sister, Stahl, but instead was Allum’s donor."