Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)Like most summer weekends in the Twin Cities, this weekend is chock full of great shows to see! Here's just a small -- but great -- sample of what this weekend has to offer.
Lung Transplant Recipient Honors Her Donor For The Gift Of LifeTaking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.
New Transplant Tech Keeps Lungs Warm, Ready To Work Immediately Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.
Health Watch: Promising 'Combo Inhaler' For Asthma PatientsNine people die from asthma each day in the U.S. Now, a new study looks at patients who have trouble controlling their condition and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.
Study: Health Risks Increase For Baby Boomers With AsthmaAn alarming new study shows the health risks for baby boomers with asthma increase significantly as they get older. In today's Health Watch, we're learning the disease is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.