| Nov 4, 2012
Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old amputee, aims to make medical history Sunday when he tries to climb 103 stories to the Skydeck of the Willis Tower with his state-of-the-art bionic leg.
Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago equipped Vawter with...
| Mar 14, 2012
Erin Feeney capped off her 19th birthday celebration with a huge accomplishment that still makes her smile.
For the first time in her life, she was able to blow out her birthday candle.
On Nov. 11 last year, when she turned 20, she did it again.
| 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,...
| May 9, 2012
Phil Kadner reflects on the video released yesterday by Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk as he recovers from a stroke: Kirk’s facing a difficult recovery process. But he’s a lucky guy. Millions of Americans have no health insurance. No....
| Apr 19, 2011
| 3:30 PM
It had been five years since Hailey Danisewicz last thought about bending her left knee.
The 20-year-old Northwestern University sophomore was 12 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg just above the knee.
"I had a few surgeries to...
| Jul 29, 2009
"Chair disease" is an increasingly common malady in the U.S. that is almost always caused by spending too much time parked on your rear end.
It's not really the chair's fault, though. The problem is that most of us sit wrong -- slouched forward with...
| Jul 23, 2009
Have back or neck pain, but not for sure if a chiropractor is the answer? Medical experts give their take on what you should do before making that appointment.
-- Be wary of those who say spinal manipulation can cure whatever ails you. "Look for a...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 7:45 AM
Where are you right now? Lounging on an overstuffed couch with the newspaper and a cup of coffee? Sitting on a kitchen chair taking in the news online? Well, I hope you're sitting down for this bit of news. (Or maybe you should stand.) Your chair is...
| Nov 27, 2009
THE LAST OF TWO PARTS: Dawn Dubsky contracted malaria during a trip to Africa, and the infection became a personal catastrophe. She has been transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center for surgery, which will change her life irrevocably....
| Jan 5, 2010
Christina Eilman was mentally ill.
The 21-year-old California woman hung around Midway Airport for two days, raving about the price of oil, exposing herself, making lewd comments and screaming at ticket agents, a baby and a blind man.
Then the Chicago...
| Apr 30, 2011
There has never been and may never be a Chicago first lady of greater impact, influence and inspiration than Maggie Daley.
Even though she is among the most private of public people, she has put her stamp on the city by creating after-school programs for...