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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Harnessing the Voice to Help Heal the Brain

    Harnessing the Voice to Help Heal the Brain
    Healing power on the tip of your tongue! When someone goes into a coma -- loved ones hope and pray their voices will penetrate the darkness. But can they really hear? Family members say they believe, but most doctors offer little hope. Now medical proof...
  • Second Spinal Cord Injury Patient In Stem Cell Trial

    Second Spinal Cord Injury Patient In Stem Cell Trial
     Doctors have begun treating a second patient injected with human embryonic stem cells in the spine as part of a landmark Geron Corp clinical trial testing the cells in spinal cord injuries. The patient, who is not being identified, will undergo a...
  • My Pet World: Therapy dog Lucy lived to make people laugh, smile

    "Wha hoo," said Lucy, our miniature Australian Shepherd, as she walked into the gymnasium-sized room at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Lucy spent eight years at RIC, under the direction of medical professionals, helping stroke, spinal cord...
  • Stem cell trial's cancellation disappoints paraplegic patient and a Northwestern researcher

    Stem cell trial's cancellation disappoints paraplegic patient and a Northwestern researcher
    Dr. Richard Fessler leaned over his patient's back and sliced through skin, muscle and bone until he exposed the man's spinal cord, crushed just days earlier in a motorcycle crash. He then inserted a syringe into the cable of nerves and injected about...
  • Snowmobiler is grateful after life came crashing down

    Snowmobiler is grateful after life came crashing down
    When Forrest Ericksen's relatives spoke about his snowmobile accident, they would say "Dr. Watson this, Dr. Watson that." Ericksen, 18, had been in a coma and could not remember the physician who led the surgical team that saved his life. But he wanted...
  • My Pet World: A cat with a case of the Bieber Fever

    Question: Whenever certain people are on TV, our cat Lilly runs to the TV and begins to scratch at the set. This happens with certain music comes on. Recently, when Justin Bieber appeared on TV, the cat went crazy. Lilly doesn't have her claws anymore,...
  • Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011

    Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011
    Ever since Scott B. Crane was a boy, his greatest passion was food. So when a rare form of muscular dystrophy confined him to a wheelchair and depleted his body to a frail 70 pounds, Mr. Crane knew "food therapy" would be the perfect prescription for his...