| Sep 1, 2009
Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee.
She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 2:22 PM
Vision without sight. A Chicago-area soldier blinded in battle in Iraq sees a way to continue serving our country. Because of him and other brave veterans -- the mission continues.
2008. Steve Baskis was serving the army in Iraq. At 22 years old, he...
| Mar 24, 2009
The long trip home from a devastating suicide blast in Afghanistan has felt like a dream for Spec. Daniel Acosta Jr., but none of it so much as his arrival Monday in Chicago.
He met his extended family at a yellow-ribboned gate in O'Hare International...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is recovering from leg surgery performed after he sought medical treatment for heart problems.
The 85-year-old Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an...
| Mar 29, 2009
The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are foundlargely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous.
Advanced battle dressings,...
| Sep 16, 2009
Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly...
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 10:03 PM
On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Three years ago, Glen Mayer was sitting behind an American Legion booth at a fair in Palo Cedro, near Redding, when Bill Dunn happened upon the unexpected welcome mat.
Dunn, the 1st vice commander of American Legion Post No. 291 in...
| May 27, 2010
| 8:08 AM
Last summer, six months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time, infantry Sgt. Edwin Rivera sat in his car in the driveway of his parents' house in Waterford and explained to his mother why he was returning to war.
It was the sad...
| Jun 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — You already know the museums, the monuments and the mall. But there are other sides to our capital that make it a rewarding destination. As much as this is the nation's seat of government, it is a vibrant, international city. Here...