Man Pleas for Kidney for Ailing Wife
After Larry learned that his wife, Jimmie Sue, had a kidney infection and needed a transplant, he was devastated. Larry doesn't have Type 0-positive blood to match Jimmie Sue's, nor do their three children, so they are not possible donors.
So Larry, who is 78 years old, walked more than 57 miles through upstate South Carolina wearing a sign that read, “Need kidney 4 wife,” and included his telephone number at the bottom. Since he began his search, Larry has received more than 600 phone calls, but he still hasn't found a qualified donor for Jimmie Sue.
“I ain’t going to give up, whatever it takes, however many more miles I have to walk,” Larry pledges.
If you are inspired by Jimmie Sue’s story and would like to see if you're a match for her or for others, call the Medical University of South Carolina Transplant Center at 1-800-277-8687.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says he hopes the story inspires more people to become organ donors and put the donor sticker on their driver’s licenses.
“You have to find the right match so your body does not reject that organ,” Dr. Travis says.
New Arthritis Treatments
Patients with debilitating arthritis often face painful joint replacement surgery to treat the inflammation, but new injections using umbilical cord extract could soon change arthritis treatment forever.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bal M. Rajagopalan joins The Doctors to explain the latest findings for treating arthritis, which affects 50 million adults in the U.S.
“Suddenly we’re not replacing, we’re talking about regenerative medicine, which is absolutely incredible,” Dr. Raj says.
Alternative Treatments for Pain Relief
Every Man’s Worst Nightmare
Professional mixed martial arts fighter Ray Elbe describes how a romantic night with his girlfriend turned into a painful visit to the emergency room after he fractured his penis while having sex.
"It's probably the worst nightmare you can think of," he says.
Kidney Stone Pain
Patrick from San Jose, Calif., writes: I just recently passed a kidney stone and I have to admit the pain was excruciating. How could something so small cause so much pain?
Dr. Sears demonstrates why kidney stones are so painful, and Dr. Lisa shares simple prevention tips.
Soothe a Sore Throat
Got the flu? Trade your flu syrup and medication for a Hot Toddy Sorbet, which is made with orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, honey, cayenne pepper and a little bourbon — ingredients that can relieve muscle aches, open sinuses and soothe the throat.
“I would get sick just to eat this,” Dr. Travis says, after tasting a spoonful.
Ladies, look forward to your monthly visitor! Le Parcel tampon delivery company helps you celebrate that time of the month with a special delivery of tampons, chocolate and a mystery gift.
“We all need a little gift when we get our little gift every month, something that perks you up,” Dr. Lisa says. “This is actually great for teens as they start to get their periods and stuff like that so they can look forward to it.”
What’s lean, green and can help ease the ache of a hangover?