U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Colleague: Kirk Is Recovering Well

There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Diet soda can cause health complications, a new study says. (CBS)

Diet Soda May Cause Health Problems, Study Says

People often drink diet sodas to be healthier, but new research suggests some potential health dangers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports a look at the risk and has some advice on what to do if you’re a fan of those drinks.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk’s Progress After Stroke Continues, His Doctor Says

Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday the U.S. senator continues to improve his “mobility for day-to-day activities.” He adds that Kirk has been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits from close friends and family.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Starts Rehabilitation Exercises After Stroke

The 52-year-old Republican is adapting well to the program following the stroke he had the weekend of Jan. 21, doctors say.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Stroke Victim Kirk Moves To Rehabilitation Center

Kirk, 52, was moved from Northwestern Memorial Hospital to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where doctors will assess his condition and tailor a treatment program for him.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Surgeons Reattach Part Of Sen. Kirk’s Skull

Doctors on Tuesday reattached a portion of Sen. Mark Kirk’s skull, which had been removed to help relieve pressure on his brain after he suffered a stroke.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Upgraded To Good Condition

More than two weeks after suffering a stroke and undergoing brain surgery, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been upgraded to good condition and doctors said he will soon begin rehabilitation.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk Continuing To Make Progress After Stroke

Doctors said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was continuing to make progress after suffering a stroke more than a week ago and undergoing at least two surgeries to relieve swelling on his brain.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk ‘Alert And Responsive’ After Latest Stroke Operation

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is described as alert and responsive after another operation to relieve swelling in his brain, after he suffered a stroke last weekend.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (left) and his cardiologist, Dr. Jay Alexander (right) [Photo credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images/CBS]

Kirk’s Doctor Recounts Sen. Kirk’s Health Scare

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s personal physician, Dr. Jay Alexander, was the first doctor to assess the senator’s symptoms on Saturday. He also helped make the decision that surgery was needed to remove a piece of Kirk’s skull and relieve the pressure from swelling on his brain after Kirk suffered a stroke.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk ‘Doing Better Than Expected’ After Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s neurosurgeon said Tuesday that Kirk is doing better than expected after his weekend stroke.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Recovering After Stroke, But Could Face Long Road To Recovery

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) suffered a stroke over the weekend and has undergone surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Blood Pressure In Middle Age Can Determine Future Health Risks

If you’re in your 40s or 50s, Northwestern University researchers say it is critical to control your blood pressure.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2011