| Jun 24, 2011
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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:48 AM
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...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:02 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk is sharing new information Friday about his recovery from a stroke.
"I am grateful to Dr. George Hornby, the physical therapists and other personnel of the walking research trial at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for helping me to...
| Aug 6, 2012
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
• 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...
| Sep 13, 2012
Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is used to hearing his work described as science fiction.
Way back in 1999, he and his team grew bladders in a lab and successfully implanted them in patients with...
| Sep 21, 2012
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:03 PM
In tonight's medical watch, science fiction meets rehabilitation.
With the flip of a switch someone who is paralyzed stands up, moves forward and feels the sensation of being able to walk again.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago conducted study...