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  • Northwestern students design penguin bootie

    Northwestern students design penguin bootie
    The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet. The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
  • Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation

    Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation
    Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind. Still, she had to relearn how to pull...
  • Nurse accused of abusing Army vet at Rehab Institute

    Nurse accused of abusing Army vet at Rehab Institute
    A male nurse at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is accused of sexually abusing a quadriplegic Army veteran who is unable to speak. Dioscoro Flores, 39, allegedly abused the man, 24, on two occasions between July 4 and Aug. 6 in the man's bedroom...
  • Executive profile: William Bickford

    Executive profile: William Bickford
    While a student at Trinity College, William Bickford and his roommate spent many nights talking about their passion for architecture and how to best forge a path to professional success and personal happiness. Bickford wanted to be married by age 30. He...
  • Joliet-area man charged with arson in explosion that leveled home

    Joliet-area man charged with arson in explosion that leveled home
    A man found in July in the wreckage of the home he had shared with his missing girlfriend before she disappeared was arrested today as he left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and charged with arson in the explosion, authorities said. James J....
  • Kirk gives 1st Senate speech after stroke, backs bill against anti-gay bias

    Kirk gives 1st Senate speech after stroke, backs bill against anti-gay bias
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, in his first speech from the Senate floor since suffering a major stroke in January 2012, urged his colleagues Monday to support a measure to ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
  • Love Notes: Score one for the home team

    Love Notes: Score one for the home team
    Holly Marie DeMark was experiencing Post-Breakup Syndrome. Though not recognized by the medical profession, PBS is as painfully real as a broken heart. "I was still licking my wounds," Holly recalled, "and wanted a little distance." In May 2005,...
  • 17-year-old teen fighting for her life after tragic accident

    17-year-old teen fighting for her life after tragic accident
    LAPORTE COUNTY -- A harsh reminder that life can change in an instant: 17-year-old Lauren Pokuta of LaPorte County is fighting for her life after she was injured in a car accident. Right now she's in a vegetative state at a rehab hospital in Chicago but...
  • Always running to the bathroom?

    Always running to the bathroom?
    For the 25 million U.S. adults with urinary incontinence, a little leakage can carry a lot of shame. But many people don't do anything about it. "Urinary incontinence is a very insidious process," said Dr. David Glazier, co-director of the pelvic floor...
  • Brain-controlled limb to take prosthetics a step forward, researchers hope

    Brain-controlled limb to take prosthetics a step forward, researchers hope
    It had been five years since Hailey Danisewicz last thought about bending her left knee. The 20-year-old Northwestern University sophomore was 12 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg just above the knee. "I had a few surgeries to...
  • First lady put her stamp on city

    First lady put her stamp on city
    There has never been and may never be a Chicago first lady of greater impact, influence and inspiration than Maggie Daley. Even though she is among the most private of public people, she has put her stamp on the city by creating after-school programs for...