| Dec 15, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind.
Still, she had to relearn how to pull...
| 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.”...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 18, 2012
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2012
In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River.
In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
| Jun 12, 2012
The story (and related online video) about veteran broadcast producer Thea Flaum's multimedia-rich website, FacingDisability.com, actually came about as a result of a recent story I wrote about one of Flaum's colleagues, Tom Weinberg.
I had interviewed...
| Apr 23, 2012
Walking into a new corporate space her team designed in River North for Whole Foods Market Inc., Nila Leiserowitz pointed out a long lunch table visible from the front entrance instead of hidden in a back room.
The 36,000-square-foot space,...
| Jun 27, 2012
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...