News Coverage of Tube and IV Feeding

Below are links to stories we've found about people on tube and IV feeding at home. It is by no means exhaustive, but gives members an idea of how the general public receives news about these therapies. These stories were not created, edited or published by the Oley Foundation; the ideas and opinions stated in the articles do not represent the views of the Foundation. If you have a story to share, please send the title and link to


To the Person Staring at My Feeding Tube (9/21/15)

Counterpoint: I deserve a choice about dying (8/27/15)

Bringing home baby (8/18/15)

Girl Learning to Eat After Spending Her Life on Feeding Tube (8/15/15)

Moms Show There's No One Right Way To Feed A Baby (8/13/15)

Little Daniel McDonald has never had a bite to eat but Parenteral Nutrition means he is alive and happy (8/9/15)

9th Cir. Revives Disabled Boy's Fight for Education (8/5/15)

This Teen Hasn't Eaten in Two Years Because He's Allergic to All Foods (7/29/15)

Speech Therapy Helps MS Patient Go From Feeding Tube To Chocolate Pudding (7/29/15)
Push to help kids hooked on tube-feeding (7/29/15)

“I’m Slowly Starving to Death--and I Can’t Stop It” (7/16/15)

“I’m Starving to Death and I Can’t Help It”: This 32-Year-Old Woman Is Fighting to Save Her Life (7/8/15)

'United We Feed' Photo Series Supports All Moms -- However They Nourish Their Children (6/9/15)

Aunt Runs to Raise Awareness of Rare Disease (5/15/15)

Dying With Dignity: A cancer patient’s choice to refuse TPN at end of life. (5/13/15)

Grateful message from Syracuse 'miracle kid' in final weeks of beloved member of Sharon, Lois and Bram (5/3/15)

'Bubble girl' is allergic to life (4/29/15)

100 KM run for brave little Leeds boy (4/29/15)

Going the extra miles for Dylan (4/29/15)

Grangemouth boy smiles through his difficulties (4/29/15)

I Don't Care If You Stare at My Feeding Tube (4/22/15)

Local man marks medical milestone (3/19/15)

Albany Med, Oley Foundation honor intravenous pioneer (3/18/15)

Saratoga County man celebrates 40 years without regular meal (3/18/15)

Families overcome feeding-tube fears (2/8/2015)  

Scientists grow human intestines inside a mouse (1/21/15)  

Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine Grown Using Human Cells (1/15/15)  

Little Maya ~ Big Miracle (12/29/14)

My Health Experience: ‘I will never be able to eat normally again’ (12/9/14)

Inside a Houston woman’s scheme to steal $2 million from taxpayers (11/16/14)

Duke, Philips pilot feeding tube sensor for remote monitoring of premature infants (11/12/14)

No food or drink ever for Hunterdon (NJ) teen with rare disease (11/6/14)

He needs six tubes to survive, but Samuel Davy still the life of the party (9/29/14)

Over 17 Million Enteral Feeding Device Placement Procedures Are Expected to be Performed in the U.S. and Europe in 2020 (9/16/14)

How a Dying Grandmother Shaped Japan’s End-of-Life Debate (9/15/14)

The story Croftfoot boy Robbie who can't eat (9/5/14)

New feeding tube connectors will improve patient safety (8/21/14)    

Food and the Dying Patient (8/21/14)

Success Story: New medical device gets runner back on track (7/28/14)

After transplant, Md. woman finds chance at life (7/20/14)

Real food meals for tube-fed people (7/13/14)

Third baby dies after feeding tube contamination (7/1/14)

Justina Pelletier heads home after judge ends state custody (6/17/14)

Man accuses physicians of negligent care (6/17/14) 

A Tube Job (6/4/14)

Fatal outbreak of poisoning in hospitals “very worrying” (6/5/14)

Drip firm “saddened” by baby death (6/4/14)

Learning to Read From A Hospital Bed  (5/29/14)

Nationwide IV fluid shortage is hitting rural clinics especially hard  (5/26/14)

Daily Checkup: Successfully fighting intestinal failure (4/6/14)

Parents say feeding tube is a blessing, but only if it's needed (4/6/14)

Exclusive: Nestle and Fresenius home in on Danone Medical - sources (4/4/2014),0,876206.story

Tube fed kids deserve to eat - Tube Wean NZ (3/19/14)

Rapid weaning: Tough love for tummies (3/1914)

Chronic illness doesn't stop Sammi Bye, 'warrior princess' of Northfield family (3/12/14)

Finley Ranson, from Battlesbridge, lives on a diet of boiled sweets (2/19/14)

Knoxville mom wants to spread awareness about children with feeding tubes (2/18/14)

Feeding Tube Awareness (2/17/14)

Rare gastric disease a stumbling block for the medical field (2/13/14)

HealthBeat 4: Siouxland family's fight to feed their daughter (2/13/14)

Feeding tube saved life of 20-month-old girl with undiagnosed condition since birth (2/5/14)

Invented by mom, for baby: Real Food Blends for feeding tubes (1/30/14),0,0.story?track=bluesky-ct-head

Learning to Eat, at Age 4 (12/16/13)

How I survived Thanksgiving without food (12/7/13)

Local Girl's Amazing Spirit Helps Her Through Struggles (12/6/13)

Some people won’t eat a bit of food this Thanksgiving — or ever again (11/27/13)

‘Hannah’s Law’ signed by Cuomo
NYS requires coverage of enteral formulas for Eosinophillic Esophagitis patients. (10/22/13)

Disease can't keep Broomfield brothers out of the game:
Young football fanatics won't be slowed down by feeding tubes (10/13/13)

Illness has family seeking peace, quiet and place to call home (9/22/13)

Rising Incidence of Chronic Diseases Drives the Global Enteral Feeding Devices Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (9/16/13)

Petition launched to help tube fed children in New Zealand (8/30/13)

related story
Mum calls for support for tube fed kids (8/30/13)

Super Senior: Despite battling illness, Anna Pringnitz is set to do it all in last year at ISU (8/24/13)

Burlington teen who overcame rare disease wins award (8/12/13)

Medford residents Bethany and Cindy Sabbag receive LifelineLetter Award (8/8/13)

Dwindling Drop by Drop (7/24/13)

Spring Grove family starts petition to get son drug awaiting FDA approval (7/21/13)

The tubeless feeding tube (7/17/13)

Author writes about life with feeding tube (7/16/13)

In U.S., rationed care is a fact (7/6/13)

Local NASCAR driver highlights rare pediatric disorder (7/6/12)

In The Spotlight: Malik Saunders (7/5/12)

Support group for tube-fed patients in East Midlands (7/3/13)

Pittsburgh's neonatal intensive care units struggle with nutrient shortages: Hospitals seek options for fragile infants in nationwide shortfall (6/9/13)

NPS Pharmaceuticals Recognized by National Organization for Rare Disorders for Gattex® as an Innovative Treatment for Patients
with Short Bowel Syndrome (5/15/13)

Children’s health care bill signed into law (5/9/13)

Local Man Speaks Out on Rare Disease (4/25/13) Man Speaks Out on Rare Disease#.UX-tdaECTyp.facebook

Orphan Drug Act 30th Anniversary (4/9/13)

Kendall on Ice--Kendall talks about her passions, inspirations, allergies, and tube feeding (4/2013)

Teen Chef who Can't Eat (4/14/13)

National Nutrition Month: Drug Shortages and Your Patients' Nutrition--an Interview with the Oley Foundation (3/25/13)

Clarksville girl needs tube feeding to survive Mother concerned about stigma of feeding tubes (3/4/13)

Mom wonders why district wants daughter fed off campus (2/27/13)

Complex Child Tube Feeding Edition 2/2013 This month's Complex Child Magazine is about tube feeding.
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Making ‘Every Patient Counts’ a Business Imperative (1/30/13)

When life hands you obstacles, you drink it through a straw (1/2013)

Successful intestinal transplant in India (1/5/13)

At 50kg, New South Wales man deemed "too heavy" for TPN (12/7/12)

Ebbw Vale mum forgives nurse whose error led to newborn baby’s death (11/15/12)

The Cost of Dying: Simple act of feeding poses painful choices (11/2/12)

At last... I'm able to enjoy proper meals again with the family: New transplant hope for Crohn's disease sufferers who have to be tube-fed (10/20/12)

FDA advisers back NPS's drug for short bowel syndrome (10/16/12)

Paralympic sculling dreams of intravenously-fed woman (9/27/12)

One Day, Growing Spare Parts Inside the Body (9/17/12)

Albany Nonprofit Offers Nutrition Lifeline (9/17/12)

Academic Spotlight: Tim Weaver earns Kyle R. Noble Scholarship (9/13/12)

Tubefeeding in public (9/14/12)

Costa kick us out over disabled tot (9/12/12)

Debilitated woman, 95, can leave Honolulu hospital with feeding tube against medical advice (9/11/12)

"My doctor's orders? Crisps, doughnuts and strictly no veg!" (8/27/12)

Medical Technology Helps Simi Valley Boy (8/9/12)


Local Girls Family Finds Support From Oley Foundation (8/8/12)


Polish Hospital Honors Nanticoke Native (7/26/12),181293

"Hospitalized at Home" -- a new trend? (5/29/12)

Patients Find Each Other through Inspire Forum (5/28/12)

Butler County boy's cupcake dream motivates doctor in research on artificial intestine (5/21)

Teenager, 17, is fed through her heart due to rare condition which stops her from digesting food (5/1/12)  (5/2/12)

Take it from a girl who cannot eat, a feeding tube is no fad (4/18/12)

Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason: "I just got a feeding tube…Life ain't easy, but it's awesome" (4/18/12)

With the Right Prep, Spring Break Travel with IV Nutrition is Possible (4/4/12)

Teenager facing life on a tube after NHS blow (3/27/12)

Tyndall scientist wins ICT Invention of the Year at UCC (3/27/12)

Stuffed animals help kids living with feeding tubes (3/27/12) Stuffed animals with feeding tubes help tube-fed kids feel at ease

Miss Fond du Lac, Miss Wisconsin Central crowned (3/11/12) Contestant was tube fed as a child.

KC hospital offers intestinal center for children (3/4/12)

Center helps kids with life-or-death intestinal problems (2/29/12)
Children’s Mercy also will soon be third U.S. hospital providing bowel transplants to children

Jury awards millions to family of victim in Pitman pallet truck accident (2/24/12)

Fear of food (2/16/12)
Jayden Preston relies on a feeding tube to survive as his family and health care providers help him overcome eating issues

Moms Create "Tubie Friends" (2/13/12)

When Chronic Illness Interrupts the Rhythms of College (2/13/12) (be sure to read the comments, too)

When life depends on a plastic tube (1/30/12)

Parenteral Nutrition Shortage Hits Patients, Providers Hard (1/29/12)
As supply gap continues, caregivers struggle to meet basics of feeding

Profile of a Patient, and a UK Doctor Raising Awareness of Bowel Disease (1/20/12)

Dr. Pamela Tronetti: Appreciate knowledge, skills others have to offer (1/4/12)

Utah family presses insurers to cover formula (1/6/12)

Plus! related radio coverage:
X96's Radio From Hell featuring Kerry, Bill and Gina (1/6/12)
Health Insurers and Republican state legislature are "boner candidate of the day #2" - begins at 27:25 (podcast).

Multitasking Doctor Imperils Patient, Case Study Says (1/3/12)

Dog Helps Autistic Child Eat and Change Negative Behavior Patterns (12/22/11)

The Girl Who Couldn't Eat  (12/11/11)

Mom Develops Pouch to Hold Feeding Tube (12/9/11)

Hospital compensates family of infant involved in insulin mix-up (12/8/11)

Read more:

Independent living delivered by tube feeding at home – BAPEN publishes 2011 BANS Report (11/30/11)

Post family thankful for little girl whose spirit inspires (11/23/11)

Article and two short videos on organ donation campaign in the UK (11/30/11)

Trial ordered for western Pa. couple in death of 15-month-old daughter who used feeding tube (11/19/11)

Neuromodulation breathing tube startup looks to begin first clinical trial (11/17/11)

Study Finds Orally-Fed Infants Experience More Instances of Acid Reflux than Tube-Fed Infants (11/7/11)

Feeding tube brothers hoping to change stigma (11/6/11)

Maryland man dies before hearing on feeding-tube fight (11/2/11)

Ally Bain, who at 14 inspired state's bathroom access law, named one of Glamour magazine's "Top 10 College Women" for her activism (11/2/11)

NPS announces new data from GATTEX Phase 3 study on short bowel syndrome (11/1/11)

NPS Pharmaceuticals Shares Plunge on Bowel Drug Study Deaths (11/1/1)

Expert: Maryland case shows value of living wills (10/30/11)

Improperly Placed Feeding Tube Results In Systemic Infection Of Disabled Nursing Home Patient (10/26/11)

11 things not to say to someone with Crohn's or colitis (October 2011)

Courts intervene in fight over hospitalized man's feeding tube (10/22/11)

The Future of Parenteral Nutrition: Key Players, Disease Specific Opportunities and Market Forecasts Share (10/21/11)

Contaminated saline investigated as cause of deaths in UK hospital (10/17/11)

Women are first nursing duo to carry out cancer patient procedure (10/10/11)
UK nursing team inserts feeding tube

Defying the odds (10/5/11)
Community rallies around ‘joyful’ Grace Albright

Studies suggest that intense and frequent pain affects about 5 to 8 percent of children and adolescents (10/4/11)

Smallest patients fall victim to national shortage of life-saving drugs (9/26/11)
FDA holds public workshop to figure out solutions

Mistake at hospital led to baby's death (9/16/11)

Small Intestine Transplant Experts From Around the World Hosted by Georgetown (9/14/11) New Research and Treatments Presented

Virtual school was only choice for 10-year-old with Short Bowel Syndrome (9/7/11)

Playing Golden Tee So Others Can Enjoy Camp, Too (9/6/11)
Oley member Tim Weaver recognized for his volunteer efforts on behalf of Double H Ranch

Bravery of the girl who is fed through a stomach tube but takes lunchbox to school to ‘fit in with friends’ (9/5/11)

Special-needs parenting: We're learning to bloom in the coldest winter of life (8/19/11)

Improperly Placed Feeding Tube Results In Death Of Nursing Home Patient( 8/19/11)

U.S. Scrambling to Ease Shortage of Vital Medicine (8/19/11)

Community 'team' rallies around Stonington teen with rare disease (8/14/11)

Group warns of feeding tube and IV line mix-ups (8/8/11)

Coroner records verdict on death of Mark Holland of St Ambrose Road, Widnes (7/28/11)

Optimizing Care in Home Parenteral Nutrition --The RD's Role (July 2011)

TPN Nutrient Shortages? (7/12/11)

U of Utah Startup Commercializes Smart Feeding Tube (6/20/11)

Community Works Together to Help Stoughton Boy with Rare Disease (6/20/11)

Walking a Mile in Rick Davis' Shoes  (June, 2011)

Banker, teen bond fits to a Tee (6/8/11);facebook

Short bowel syndrome causes an astonishing number of Americans to receive nutrition via IV: Speaking with Dr. Lauren Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center (6/1/11)

Ayer mom battles to help son: Autistic boy denied access to medical treatment (5/27/11)

Allergies mean life’s tough for Evie (5/19/11)

Brain damage court case settled (TPN administration error) (5/13/11)

Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs (April, 2011)

Judge lifts evidence restrictions in Alabama HAI case (4/12/11)

Medicare Releases Hospital-Specific Data on Hospital-Acquired Conditions (including catheter-related bloodstream infections) (4/11/11),0,4500187.story

2 families in IV suits tell their relatives' stories (4/9/11)

Sterilization problem led to IV infections, Alabama health department says (4/7/11)

TPN-related deaths call for FDA guidance and pharmacy board oversight of USP Chapter <797> (4/7/11)

EMLab P&K Cites Need for USP 797 Implementation and Compliance After Contaminated IV Solution in Alabama (4/6/11)

CEO: Shelby Baptist staff ‘heroes’ (4/6/11)‘heroes’/

FDA Seizes Products at Triad and H&P Industries Facility

Serratia Marcescens Outbreak Attacks 19 in Alabama Hospitals – TPN Identified as Source (4/5/11)

Shelby Baptist sues company allegedly tied to patient deaths (4/4/11)

Mom gets 20 years for feces in IV
Toddler was being treated for mysterious infection (4/4/11)

Investigators piecing together tainted IV puzzle after deaths in Alabama hospitals (4/3/11)

Alabama Pharmacy's TPN Linked to Nine Deaths (4/1/11)

Reaction to the Alabama TPN Contamination Issue American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
US Food & Drug Administration

Did Contaminated Drug (TPN) Contribute to Nine Hospital Deaths? (3/29/11)

From Eating Illness to Kitchen Whizz (3/26/11)

Florida Protest Highlights Need for Food Allergy Education in Schools (3/2011)

Gut bacteria exerts control over other organs too (3/1/11)

Eosinophilic disorders make some kids (and adults) allergic to eating (April/May 2011 Issue, Living Without Food)

Girl Chooses Octopus as her First Meal (2/22/11)

Tube Feeding Awareness Week (2/11/11)

At time of budget cuts, school nurses see more than skinned knees (2/11/11)

Doctor, Patient Survey Results: Tips Worth Reading! (2/8/11)

FDA Considers Adding Warning to Powdered Gloves (2/8/11)

Childhood Chronic Illness Affects Future Income, Education, Career (2/7/11)

Humor Helps Comedian Cope with Crohn's (2/2/11)

British Teen Undergoes Second Transplant (1/21/11)

Raising Funds for a Mito Care (1/15/11)

Interview with spunky young HPNer awaiting a transplant (1/11/11)

Woman Seeks to Help Others Cope with Digestive Diseases (1/9/11)

FDA Warns Consumers of Online and Phone Pharmacy Services to Beware of Scam (1/7/11)

Chronic Illness and the Holidays (12/30/10)

Removing the Stigma of Surgery (12/27/10)

New Medicare rules on medical supplies aim to save (12/22/10),0,1241.story

One in a Billion: A boy's life, a medical mystery (series of articles from week of 12/20/10)

Critics Respond to Arizona's Decision to Cut Medicaid Coverage for Some Transplants (12/18/10)

Supplier Discusses Medicare DME Bidding Program (12/13/10)

Social Media and the Internet as Tools for Staying Healthy (12/6/10)

University of Maryland's Use of Telemedicine with GI Patients (approx. 12/2/10)

Brave youngster Ben battles to have normal life despite being allergic to ALL kinds of food (11/30/10)

Recurrent Stomach Pain in Children (11/22/10)

TSA Pat Down Creates a Problem for Ostomate (approx. 11/20/10)

TSA Security Asks Breast Cancer Survivor to Remove Prosthesis (approx. 11/20/10)

Nutrition Support: When Trauma Hits (11/19/10)

Arizona Budget Puts Organ Transplants at Risk (11/17/10)

TSA Defends Pat Down Policy (11/17/110) (11/16/10)

Airport Security: Advanced Imaging Technology (requirement update at US Airports, 11/1/10)

Parents seek help for boy who does not eat (11/10/10)

Under development, "GI Crawler" could be effective and less invasive way to diagnose GI issues (11/6/10)

'Miracle' Fahreen an inspiration to all (10/26/10)

Limitations of Medicare's "Hospital Compare" Web Site (10/18/10)

Patients Use Online Social Networking to Connect (10/15/10)

Update on Children-Only Insurance Policies (10/13/10)

"Mini-Med Plans" (10/9/10)

Chef with Crohn's Experiments with Foods and Cooking Techniques (10/8/10)

QMC's apology over post-op death of Bulwell youngster (10/7/10)

Florida Toddler 'All Shook Up' and Ready to Celebrate Halloween (10/6/10)

Health Care’s Uneven Road to a New Era (10/6/10)

Chronic Pelvic Pain Shows Link to Bowel and Bladder Symptoms (10/5)

Gutless Kayaker" Paddles 240 Miles to Raise Funds and Awareness (10/4/10)

FDA Urges Parents to Stop Using Baby Sleep Devices (9/29/10)

Coroner rules death of girl (5) a medical accident (9/17/10)

Baby's food contaminated (9/16/10)

Key Health Law Provisions Begin Sept. 23 (9/14/10)

Insurance Companies to Remove Benefit Caps (NPR broadcast, 9/14/10)

Gastroparesis and a Gastric Pacer (9/12/10)

"Observation Care" vs. "Inpatient Care" (9/7/10)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (8/31/10)

Getting Involved in Your Medical Care (8/31/10)

A Growing Phenomenon: Social Networks for Patients (8/24/10)

Enteral Nutrition and Crohn's Disease (8/10/10)

Feeding Dementia Patients With Dignity (8/2/10)

Food Aversion Keeps Baby from Eating (7/29/10)

Mom Advocates for Formula Coverage (7/15/10)

Double H Ranch: 20 Years of Miracles for Kids

One Week Later, Australia's First Intestinal Transplant Patient Doing Well (7/13/10)

Intestinal Transplant Performed in Australia (7/5/10)

Surgeons in Melbourne Complete Australia's First Full Intestinal Transplant (7/3/10)

In Cuba: PN Administered to Patient Engaged in Volunteer Fast (interesting interview with physician) (7/3/10)ñas-doctor.html

Motorcyclist Riding to Alaska to Promote Crohn's Awareness (7/1/10)

Major deficiencies in artificial feeding in UK hospitals, inquiry finds (6/23/10)
(for the original report, go to:

Tailored Treatment: Use of genetic profiling to screen for diseases increasing (6/20/10)

Home Schooling Works Well for Teen with Crohn's (6/2/10)

The Hospitalist: New Breed of Specialist Steps in for Family Doctor (5/27/2010)

Los Angeles Nursing Home Fined After Resident Dies …from misplacement of a feeding tube (5/19/10)

New York's Best Softball Team Carries On (5/18/10)

Teen Doesn't Let Crohn's Keep Him Down (5/13/10)

Severely ill girl makes huge progress (5/10/10)

Premature babies feel more pain, says study (5/10/10)           AND

Teen Speaks About Living with Crohn's  (5/7/10)

Judge denies child visitation request by mother accused of putting feces in daughter’s IV tube (5/7/10)

Baby unable to eat, to go to hospital in Austria to be cured (4/27/10)

Making Your Wishes Known at the End of Life: Advanced Directives Make a Difference (4/15/10)

540 days without eating (4/14/10)

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality reports of hospital-acquired infection rates (4/13/10)

Saudi Arabia to Nebraska – baby Jana’s long journey for treatment  (4/7/10)

Advance Directives and Outcomes of Surrogate Decision Making before Death (4/1/10)

After 7 years at Walter Reed, Kyrgyz woman has no place to go  (3/28/10)     AND

Social Networks a Lifeline for the Chronically Ill   (3/24/10)

George Karl 'I hope I'm ready'  (3/17/10),228612

Increased Safety Needed in Assisted Living (3/8/10)

Suspect gene linked to food allergy -- Eosinophilic Esophagitis (3/8/10)

Gene Site Found for Food Allergy (3/7/10)

Balloon of hope (3/7/10)

Local boy inspiration to family after years of surgery (3/6/10)

Meet speech pathologist James Hansen (3/4/10)

Bishops’ directive limits choices at end of life (3/4/10)

Life With a Pouch on the Side (3/2/10)

US bishops' directive on feeding tubes meet criticism (3/2/10)

Roger Ebert Speaks Again (3/1/10)

Wish granted, little Donavan went to Disney World (2/28/10)

Ray of hope for Sienna Smith, of Firthmoor, in Darlington (2/26/10)

Learning to eat: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital helps kids through behavior modification (2/15/10)

Following up after GIFT of life -- Team works on transition for teen HomePENers to adult care (2/13/10)

Feeding Tubes May Be Over-Used In Dementia Patients (2/12/10)

Little Nathan: Disorder prevents 3-year-old from swallowing solid food  (2/3/10)

Putting a Face on Crohn's Disease  (1/14/10)

Hundreds Rally to Protest State Budget Cuts in Maine -- including a tube feeder    (1/12/2010)

Crohn's disease | Healthy on the outside, suffering on the inside   (1/10/10)

Young Girl Finds Escape in Figuring Skating from Extreme Allergy (1/9/10) 12-Year-Old Battling Dangerous Food Allergy Finds 'Home' on Ice

Cody 'definitely on the mend': 19-year old in New Zealand on HPN (1/9/10)

Roger Ebert's Journal: Nil by Mouth (1/6/10)

Care home patients given feeding tubes 'to save on staffing' (1/6/10)

Stroke risks prompt hearing (1/4/10)

Pfizer Acquires a Stem-Cell Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (12/21/09)

One couple's journey of love (12/20/09)

The Long Shadow of the Bishops -- More coverage of the US Bishops' Ruling on Tube Feeding at End of Life   (12/17/09)

Survivor of 6 transplants gives thanks  (12/14/09)

Carry a list of medications you take, says patient-safety group (12/14/09)*
*For handy forms try:

Your Final Wish Isn’t Always Your Doctor’s Command: Ann Woolner  (12/9/09)

Getting her life BACK -- A young woman with Colitis (12/7/09)

Year-Round Camp Offers Opportunities for Nurses, Families (12/7/09) 

After Life of Surgeries, Hope for One Final Operation (12/6/09) 

Mended Little Hearts Christmas Party shows group has heart (12/6/09)

Teen struggles with rare disorder (CIPO) (12/1/09)

For some kids, holidays are food for thought (11/30/09)

Patient counts his hyperbaric blessings (11/26/09)

CRBSI surveillance saves money  (11/21/09)

Squeamish teachers turn away tube-fed child (11/19/09)

Bishops Rule on Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life, and Other Issues (11/18/09)

Where’s the compassion? Funding cut for 'disabled' adults  (11/16/09)

Radioactive surprise at hospital: Iodine lodged in patient’s feeding tube, VA reports  (11/16/09)

Gut wrenching: Australia prepares for its first intestinal transplant  (11/14/09)

Man uses remote to control his 'bionic bottom' (11/13/09)

University of Arizona surgeons perform multi-visceral transplant in 1-year-old Phoenix girl, a first for Arizona and Southwest    (11/12/09)

       Related story: Gilbert baby undergoes 3-organ transplant  (11/13/09)

For Patients Who Can't Eat, Dr. Stanley Dudrick's Intravenous Feeding System Is a Lifeline (11/10/09)

Kerry Legislation Would Provide Medical Coverage for Food and Supplements for Children with Rare Health Disorder    (11/10/09)

Database to hold health directives   (11/9/09)

New Homecare Accreditation Requirement Creating Patient Access Issues -- including enteral and parenteral nutrition supplies  (11/3/09)

Laughter is the best medicine  (10/29/09)

No guarantees: 3 tales of insurance disaster    (10/26/09)

Crohn's patient who lives on parenteral nutrition gets by with family, friends and a strong routine  (10/24/09)

Prescott woman gets rare transplant   (10/13/09)

CBS Coverage of a Colonoscopy    (9/10/09)

Toddler overcomes dangerous medical condition  (no date available)

CEOs Reap Benefits While Insurance Companies Systematically Deny Care to Ill Policy Holders (8/6/09)

End of Shift: The 24-Hour Shift
Los Angeles County nurse provides around-the-clock RN-level care for her medically fragile son  (3/23/09)