| 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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:06 AM
The first photo of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk after he suffered a stroke earlier this year was released Tuesday.
The photo came in a news release from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Medical Director Dr. Ricahrd L. Harvey. He says Kirk is “...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Some Red Line riders on the North Side will soon be faced with longer trips to their trains thanks to rolling closures at seven stations on the north end of the CTA's busiest line. Those stations are targeted for repairs and upgrades that will stretch...
| Jan 6, 2013
Holly Marie DeMark was experiencing Post-Breakup Syndrome. Though not recognized by the medical profession, PBS is as painfully real as a broken heart.
"I was still licking my wounds," Holly recalled, "and wanted a little distance."
In May 2005,...
| Mar 29, 2013
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet.
The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Northwestern’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center will host two workshops this spring to help those impacted by Parkinson’s better understand the disease and its …...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
More than a year ago, U.S. Air Force Capt. Tony Simone's helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan five days before he was scheduled to return …...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Supporters on Saturday will rally behind two local teenagers struggling to overcome paralyzing viruses by participating in the Every Step Counts 5K Run/Walk event at …...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:34 PM
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 …...