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Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

...that he died "peacefully" at his home in Baton Rouge after a yearlong struggle with cancer. The cause of death was liver failure, Lyman said.A No. 1 hit in 1966, "When a Man Loves a Woman" was Sledge's debut single, an almost unbearably...
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My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...that I have taken on are middle-aged adults who have been fighting the hepatitis virus for years and are left with liver failure, severe arthritis and other varying complications.All of this suffering could be cured with an innovative medicine...
Doctors prevent woman from donating liver to grandson

...liver and the rest of the body. In Chris' body, this isn't happening and toxins are building up in his blood. The liver failure also prevents his body from using all the nutrients it needs, so he's losing weight and becoming weaker. Now that...
Alaska Medicaid decision puts veterans at risk

...It is four times more prevalent then HIV and is the leading cause of liver transplants. Hepatitis C can lead to liver failure, cancer and death. Known as the "silent killer," Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that was first identified...
Downtown dilemma: Many resources readily available to help alcoholism

...we probably see here are diabetes, heart issues and liver failure. Diabetes is pretty rampant in the alcohol abusing...with it," she said. "Cirrhosis of the liver and liver failure doesn't mean that everyone that drinks is going to...
Ailing Homer man waiting for chance at new liver

...taking a LifeMed Learjet to Seattle - a $75,000 air ambulance ride.Eventually he got the diagnosis: end-stage liver failure. In mid-October, doctors gave him a one-in-four chance of living 90 days. What caused his liver disease...
Outside editorial: Another Tylenol scare Tylenol, send 56,000 people to emergency rooms every year and kill roughly 200. It's the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. A panel assembled by the Food and Drug Administration recommended last week that the maximum daily dosage...
First woman prosecutor in Anchorage dead at 59

...died Sunday in Portland at the age of 59. The Anchorage Daily News reports she suffered from asthma and died of liver failure due to hepatitis. The Harvard Law School graduate was hired in 1976 in Anchorage and worked three decades as an assistant...
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State considers expanding vaccinations for children

...infected person. About 10 percent of people who get the disease develop long-term chronic infections that can cause liver failure, liver cancer and death. While most young children in rural areas have been immunized, many non-Native children...
Photographer remembered for humor

...photographer Joseph "Joe" Alexander get his models to relax and show them to good advantage. Alexander, 87, died of liver failure in Anchorage on Friday. At his request, his ashes will be scattered in Gastineau Channel. Alexander attended the...


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