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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ArtFutura

    ArtFutura
    The 10th Annual ArtFutura will be held Thursday May 31, 2012 at in the Ryan Family Atrium of Northwestern's Lurie Center (303 E. Superior) just two blocks from Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, a juried art exhibition benefitting the...
  • 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...
  • Meet Joe Tucker And His $95,000 Bionic Leg

    Meet Joe Tucker And His $95,000 Bionic Leg
    Joe Tucker is the first civilian to get a hi-tech bionic leg.  A 42-year-old father-of-four, Tucker lives with his family in Putnam Valley, NY where he works as the manager of a car dealership.  Soon after the birth of his first child, while living in 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...
  • 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...