How Periods Impact a Woman's Athletic PerformanceHow does menstruation affect female athletes? We asked Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., the director of the Neuralplasticity Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Paralyzed By Motorcycle Accident, Chicago Veteran Can Now Walk Again With Help Of Robotic DeviceRoosevelt Anderson is walking again three years after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Artist Won't Let Disability Stop Her From PaintingCBS 2’s Brad Edwards introduces us to Mariam Paré, who was paralyzed by a bullet in 1996.
Bionic Man: Amputee Controls Artificial Leg With ThoughtsFor the first time ever, doctors have developed an artificial leg that is controlled by the person’s thoughts.
Rehabilitation Institute Breaks Ground On $550M HospitalThe Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago broke ground Monday morning on a new $550 million research hospital which will provide groundbreaking care.
Wearable Robots Getting Lighter, More PortableWhen Michael Gore stands, it's a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.
2 Locals Among Guests At State Of The Union AddressTwo Chicago area residents have received invitations to attend President Obama's State of the Union address, for markedly different reasons.
Senator Kirk: 'Stroke Was A Gift From God'A day before he returns to Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the stroke he suffered last January "was a gift from God," because of the people he's met during his rehabilitation, and "the inner faith that I developed.”
Sen. Mark Kirk To Return To Capitol Hill A Year After StrokeNearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week -- a walk that's significant not just for Illinois' junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
Legionnaire's Survivor Gets Prosthetics To Replace Lost Legs, ArmHe thought he simply had a high fever, but a Round Lake Beach man actually had Legionnaire’s Disease, a deadly form of pneumonia that nearly killed him.
Man Climbs Willis Tower Using Bionic Leg The metal on Zac Vawter's bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.
Man With Bionic Leg To Climb To Top Of Willis TowerHundreds of people will be taking part in a charity climb to the top of the Willis Tower Sunday, but all eyes will be on one man.