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Tyler and Frank Furia (credit: Kyle Reitan/WCBS 880)

Bellport Firefighter To Receive New Kidney Thanks To ‘Hero’ Son

Tyler Furia will turn 21 years old on March 22, but will be undergoing surgery the day before so he can donate a kidney to his father Frank. Both men are firefighters in Bellport, Long Island.

03/20/2013

Judy Gottscho Eichinger, foundation chair, with kidney campers (left to right) Nadia Uddin, Stephanie Serrano and Brandon Roberts.(credit: http://gottschokidney.org)

Catskills Camp For Kids With Kidney Disease Makes Summer Extra Special

The back-to-school essay, “What I did this summer,” took on special meaning this year for a bunch of kids from New Jersey.

09/17/2012

Dialysis patient (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Heart Dialysis

More than 1.25 million times a year, someone has a heart attack in this country. Most will actually survive a first heart attack but often with damage to the heart muscle, damage that eventually, perhaps years later, catches up with the victim and causes heart failure.

05/27/2011

Ambulance - Graphic: AP

Hempstead Comes To The Rescue In Snowstorm

For most of us trying to dig out, it’s a nuisance. But, for others in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, it’s a matter of life and death.

01/27/2011