| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2012
Desmond Campbell is a marathon man who has traveled miles and miles — many of them by foot, some of them by bike and quite a few of them while virtually standing still. During the course of his travels, he has helped people in extraordinary ways....
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Does a good cause inevitably lead to good architecture?
It's a touchy subject, especially when you're taking the measure of a building, like the new Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, which provides convenient, caring lodging for families that have a...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
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.”...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2012
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
• 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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:06 AM
The first photo of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk after he suffered a stroke earlier this year was released Tuesday.
The photo came in a news release from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Medical Director Dr. Ricahrd L. Harvey. He says Kirk is “...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Some Red Line riders on the North Side will soon be faced with longer trips to their trains thanks to rolling closures at seven stations on the north end of the CTA's busiest line. Those stations are targeted for repairs and upgrades that will stretch...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:39 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk is home from the hosptial for the first time since his stroke last January.
Kirk's family released a statement Thursday saying Kirk has progressed to the point where he can move home with his family. He will continue his recovery as an...
| May 4, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January, has left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and will continue treatment there as an outpatient, his family and an aide said Thursday.
"We are happy to say … Mark has progressed to the...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Mark Kirk has released a video showing him walking with the help of a cane and a harness as the senator talks about his rehabilitation since suffering a stroke in January.
"I'm walking again," Kirk says, seated before a camera as he narrates a three-...