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  • 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...
  • Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants

    Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants
    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011

    Scott B. Crane, 1987-2011
    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...
  • Meet Joe Tucker And His $95,000 Bionic Leg

    Meet Joe Tucker And His $95,000 Bionic Leg
    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...
  • Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

    Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
    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....
  • Second Spinal Cord Injury Patient In Stem Cell Trial

    Second Spinal Cord Injury Patient In Stem Cell Trial
     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...
  • Harnessing the Voice to Help Heal the Brain

    Harnessing the Voice to Help Heal the Brain
    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...
  • Sen. Kirk releases video showing his rehabilitation after stroke

    Sen. Kirk releases video showing his rehabilitation after stroke
    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-...
  • Kirk releases video of stroke rehabilitation

    Kirk releases video of stroke rehabilitation
    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...
  • Facing disabilities: How one story leads to another

    Facing disabilities: How one story leads to another
    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...