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  • Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

    Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
  • 'Life Itself' has passion in syndication

    'Life Itself' has passion in syndication
    ***1/2 (out of four) As a Chicago film critic and fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, it almost goes without saying that my review of “Life Itself,” acclaimed documentarian Steve James’ (“Hoop Dreams”)...
  • CEO who was shot in Loop moves to rehab center

    CEO who was shot in Loop moves to rehab center
    The CEO of a company headquartered in the Loop who police said was shot by a disgruntled employee at the end of July, has left the intensive care unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to a social media post from his wife and hospital...
  • Triathlete making strides after near-fatal crash

     Triathlete making strides after near-fatal crash
    When Terri Cenar came to, she knew immediately that something terrible had happened. After colliding with a semitrailer as it turned right from LaSalle Street onto Chicago Avenue, Cenar was underneath the trailer, the bicycle she had been riding...
  • Wesley M. Dixon Jr., 1927-2014

     Wesley M. Dixon Jr., 1927-2014
    Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. "Wes was the most important businessperson in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • 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...
  • Stand-up advice

    Stand-up advice
    • Change positions every 20 or 30 minutes. Even if you don't want to get a standing desk, simply standing up can help. Sitting increases the pressure on the disks in your back, said Dr. Joel Press, medical director of the Spine and Sports...