| Sep 21, 2012
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...
| May 18, 2012
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Sep 13, 2012
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...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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....
| Jun 14, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Ever since Scott B. Crane was a boy, his greatest passion was food.
So when a rare form of muscular dystrophy confined him to a wheelchair and depleted his body to a frail 70 pounds, Mr. Crane knew "food therapy" would be the perfect prescription for his...
| Jun 24, 2011
Joe Tucker is the first civilian to get a hi-tech bionic leg. A 42-year-old father-of-four, Tucker lives with his family in Putnam Valley, NY where he works as the manager of a car dealership. Soon after the birth of his first child, while living in the...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 1:42 PM
Christopher Reeve believed it would save his life. Ethical debate has kept it on the back burner. But now a revolutionary new study using stem cells for spinal cord injuries.
David Stukenborg: "This is the hardest work I have ever done in my life....
| May 10, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Doctors have begun treating a second patient injected with human embryonic stem cells in the spine as part of a landmark Geron Corp clinical trial testing the cells in spinal cord injuries.
The patient, who is not being identified, will undergo a...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Healing power on the tip of your tongue! When someone goes into a coma -- loved ones hope and pray their voices will penetrate the darkness. But can they really hear? Family members say they believe, but most doctors offer little hope. Now medical proof...
| 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-...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:42 PM
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., released a video outlining the progress of his recovery after suffering from an ischemic stroke in January.
In a news release, Kirk expresses his deep gratitude to the people of Illinois for allowing him the...
| Jun 12, 2012
The story (and related online video) about veteran broadcast producer Thea Flaum's multimedia-rich website, FacingDisability.com, actually came about as a result of a recent story I wrote about one of Flaum's colleagues, Tom Weinberg.
I had interviewed...