| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Senator Mark Kirk did not have plaque in his artery -- instead he suffered a dissection of the carotid, the main artery carrying blood to the brain tore. Doctors say it can happen simply by coughing.
Dr. James Castle, Stroke Neurologist, NorthShore...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:40 PM
If you want to find a house with more Christmas joy than almost anywhere, pay a visit to the Norman family in Rustburg.
"We just celebrate the birth of Jesus and the joy that brings," said Dawn Norman, matriarch of the Norman family.
Their home on...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Living with epilepsy can be arduous if symptoms aren't well-controlled. For some people, that means medication. For others, it may mean surgery. But despite a recent study showing that epilepsy surgery can be highly effective in the long term, just a...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Kelly Fontenot stood outside the Penguin Cafe on Wednesday morning, her arms full with two pitchers of freshly brewed coffee. She offered some to anyone waiting.
Almost every table was occupied, with customers enjoying the signature banana pancakes and...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:42 PM
There is a new treatment tool in Wichita to help stroke patients and those suffering from some brain injuries. The technology uses light patterns to regain visual function, balance and more.
It may look like a type of video game, but every time Buford...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
The inability to sit still was a defining characteristic of Phillip Urbak's childhood.
While classmates would quietly sit at their desks, Urbak was a squirmer.
He made good grades, he recalled, and often was on the honor roll. But he was easily...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 7:00 AM
It started with headaches and exhaustion. Then, in October, straight-A student Emily Barnett began falling asleep during class at Burroughs High School, and on a couple of occasions, she didn't make it to campus at all.
By Thanksgiving, her mother, Lisa...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:42 PM
They were Katie Sparks and McKenna Wetzel, the I-Don't-Know-and-I-Don't-Care Girls.
If the Eader Elementary School classmates got a question that they didn't have a passionate answer to, those were their typical replies. McKenna's mother, Kristine...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 11:05 AM
At the age of 10, Mitchell Buning has experienced more challenges than many will in a lifetime. But he's using the negatives and turning them into a big positive. After finding out he had a brain tumor, Mitchell fought back and found a way to help...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 6:56 AM
A large crowd took part in Saturday's "Moving Towards A Cure" Brain Tumor Awareness 5K Run & Walk in Grand Rapids.
More than 500 people took part in the second annual event, which took place at Comstock Riverside Park, located at 2001 Monroe Ave. NE in...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ischemic stroke, when blood clots block the blood vessels to the brain, represent about 87 percent of all strokes. Strokes affect 795,000 people in the U.S. each year. The highest death rates from stroke are in the Southeast.
The FDA approved the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Barb Shaeffer would love to meet with you this afternoon, but not until 2.
The 85-year-old has a noon meeting to plan a Christmas party, and there's no telling how long that might take. Shaeffer knows the holiday is four months away, but if you don't...