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  • Nerve-connected bionic leg helps climb toward medical history

    Nerve-connected bionic leg helps climb toward medical history
    Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old amputee, aims to make medical history Sunday when he attempts to climb 103 stories to the top of the Willis Tower with his state-of-the-art bionic leg. Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago equipped Vawter...
  • Bionic leg faces a big test — 103-story climb

    Bionic leg faces a big test — 103-story climb
    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...
  • Yoga offers benefits for people with special needs

    Yoga offers benefits for people with special needs
    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. "Not...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Choosing a chiropractor

    Choosing a chiropractor
    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...
  • Fighting Chair Disease

    Fighting Chair Disease
    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...
  • Malaria: Four limbs lost, and then a road to recovery

    Malaria: Four limbs lost, and then a road to recovery
    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....
  • 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...
  • Woman's expressions misleading, experts say

    Terri Schiavo's eyes look vacant. Her mouth hangs open. Then, her mother approaches, saying, "Hi, baby," in a bright voice. Schiavo's lips turn upward, and her blinking accelerates. What do these carefully edited video clips reveal about the severely...