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  • 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...
  • Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'

    Biggert says recovering Kirk calls his treadmill his 'dreadmill'
    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.”...
  • Rep. Biggert: Kirk is 'back on his game'

    Rep. Biggert: Kirk is 'back on his game'
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Growing body parts and improving prosthetics

     Growing body parts and improving prosthetics
    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...
  • Walk-off victories

    Walk-off victories
    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...
  • Science fiction meets rehabilitation with ekso skeleton

    Science fiction meets rehabilitation with ekso skeleton
    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...