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  • 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...
  • Stem cell trial's cancellation disappoints paraplegic patient and a Northwestern researcher

    Stem cell trial's cancellation disappoints paraplegic patient and a Northwestern researcher
    Dr. Richard Fessler leaned over his patient's back and sliced through skin, muscle and bone until he exposed the man's spinal cord, crushed just days earlier in a motorcycle crash. He then inserted a syringe into the cable of nerves and injected about...
  • Sen. Kirk's recovery will be uniquely personal, stroke survivors say

    Sen. Kirk's recovery will be uniquely personal, stroke survivors say
    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 to work, though to a less challenging job. For some, the journey never leads back to the workplace. When...
  • Kirk's condition after stroke is closely guarded

    Kirk's condition after stroke is closely guarded
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a month ago, is recovering quietly, with careful limits on both his visitors and information about his condition. Kirk, 52, is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after...
  • 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...
  • Love Notes: Score one for the home team

    Love Notes: Score one for the home team
    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,...
  • Kirk's condition improved, but skewed priorities remain unchanged

     
    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....
  • Brain-controlled limb to take prosthetics a step forward, researchers hope

    Brain-controlled limb to take prosthetics a step forward, researchers hope
    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...
  • Give Your Chair a Rest

    Give Your Chair a Rest
    "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...
  • New details of woman's fateful fall

    New details of woman's fateful fall
    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...