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  • Kirk's condition after stroke is closely guarded

    Kirk's condition after stroke is closely guarded
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a month ago, is recovering quietly, with careful limits on both his visitors and information about his condition. Kirk, 52, is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after...
  • Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery

    Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video Sunday showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a stroke in January. But the Illinois Republican gave no timetable for his return to full...
  • Kirk leaves rehab center

    Kirk leaves rehab center
    Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January, has left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and will continue treatment there as an outpatient, his family and an aide said Thursday. "We are happy to say … Mark has progressed to the...
  • Tongue-Drive System

    Tongue-Drive System
    CHICAGO--As nurses stood by, Martin Mireles slowly guided his wheelchair through a practice course. No hand movements, no head movements. Only his tongue moved. Mireles, 38, is part of a study testing a new way for quadriplegics, who are paralyzed from...
  • 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...
  • Abilities Expo coming to Schaumburg

    Abilities Expo coming to Schaumburg
    Ella Straka, of Naperville, has her calendar marked for Friday through Sunday, when the annual Abilities Expo will land at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg. After attending the show last year, she looks forward to seeing what products and...
  • Yoga offers benefits for people with special needs

    Yoga offers benefits for people with special needs
    Erin Feeney capped off her 19th birthday celebration with a huge accomplishment that still makes her smile. For the first time in her life, she was able to blow out her birthday candle. On Nov. 11 last year, when she turned 20, she did it again. "Not...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Kirk's recovery will be uniquely personal, stroke survivors say

    Sen. Kirk's recovery will be uniquely personal, stroke survivors say
    For every survivor of a serious stroke, recovery takes a unique path. Some fight through rehabilitation to return to their old jobs. Others get back to work, though to a less challenging job. For some, the journey never leads back to the workplace. When...
  • 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...