| 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....
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 2:37 PM
CHICAGO--As nurses stood by, Martin Mireles slowly guided his wheelchair through a practice course. No hand movements, no head movements. Only his tongue moved.
Mireles, 38, is part of a study testing a new way for quadriplegics, who are paralyzed from...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:48 AM
LAPORTE COUNTY -- A harsh reminder that life can change in an instant: 17-year-old Lauren Pokuta of LaPorte County is fighting for her life after she was injured in a car accident. Right now she's in a vegetative state at a rehab hospital in Chicago but...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:02 PM
For the 25 million U.S. adults with urinary incontinence, a little leakage can carry a lot of shame. But many people don't do anything about it.
"Urinary incontinence is a very insidious process," said Dr. David Glazier, co-director of the pelvic floor...
| Nov 30, 2011
When Forrest Ericksen's relatives spoke about his snowmobile accident, they would say "Dr. Watson this, Dr. Watson that."
Ericksen, 18, had been in a coma and could not remember the physician who led the surgical team that saved his life. But he wanted...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Question: Whenever certain people are on TV, our cat Lilly runs to the TV and begins to scratch at the set. This happens with certain music comes on.
Recently, when Justin Bieber appeared on TV, the cat went crazy. Lilly doesn't have her claws anymore,...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:51 AM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The family of a high school basketball star from Fort Wayne says he has returned home more than three months after suffering a serious head injury in a Michigan plane crash that killed his father and stepmother.
| May 17, 2011
| 10:34 PM
"Wha hoo," said Lucy, our miniature Australian Shepherd, as she walked into the gymnasium-sized room at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Lucy spent eight years at RIC, under the direction of medical professionals, helping stroke, spinal cord...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2008
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine-star attraction on this balmy night in Santa Fe--is stranded.
She yearns to get up from the back-yard lawn chair where her husband has deposited her and stroll to a pool that's shimmering green-blue in the desert twilight....
| Nov 27, 2009
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....