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Tim Hanner, his own story: A second transplant, staying positive, embracing many lessons learned

Second of two parts Educator Tim Hanner shares his story in his own words — a story of the journey through discovering his kidney disease and two transplants, a journey of love and kindness and gratitude, a journey of friendships, family and faith, a journey of reflection, acceptance, and strength. And, when all is said and done, it’s the story of a life embraced and well-lived.The Reality...

New study says long-term use of heartburn medication could affect kidney function

Long-term use of commonly prescribed medications called proton-pump inhibitors, used for heartburn, acid reflux or ulcers, could increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, kidney failure or lead to a decrease in kidney function, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. In 2013, about 15 million Americans were prescribed proton-pump inhibitors, but...

Heart-lung transplant can’t keep longtime middle school teacher out of the classroom

Teacher David Morrow, who received a combined heart and kidney transplant at UK Chandler Hospital, is back in his middle school classroom. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   After 34 years in the classroom, many schoolteachers might be looking to move on to new things.   Not David Morrow. The 57-year-old science and language arts teacher at East Washington Middle...