After breaking his neck in 2009, Ronnell Booze's posture was literally bent at a 90-degree angle, but a complicated spine surgery in 2015 allowed him to resume walking upright. (Credit: Advocate Christ Medical Center)

Complicated Surgery Straightens Man’s Back Six Years After Breaking Spine

A Chicago man who broke his neck in an accident in 2009 has begun standing upright, and walking for the first time in years.



2 Investigators: Object Left Inside Woman For Years After Surgery

She wants to know how this could happen and how it could go undiagnosed for years – leaving her in constant pain.



Angelina Jolie Shares Decision to Remove Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — Today filmmaker and activist Angelina Jolie published an op-ed in the New York Times, describing her decision to undergo surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Two years ago, […]


The 'Flex', an 'electronic coach', by Fitbit is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014. The Mobile World Congress runs from the 24 to 27 February where participants and visitors alike can attend conferences, network, discover cutting-edge products and technologies at among the 1,700 exhibitors as well as seek industry opportunities and make deals. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Pilot Program Uses ‘Fitbits’ To Monitor Patients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports wrist-fastened devices are not just for exercise anymore.


Comer Children's Hospital. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Surgeons At Comer Children’s Hospital Work For Free To Fix Kids’ Birth Defects, Deformities

A former White Sox player and plastic surgeons at Comer Children’s Hospital are helping some local kids get life-changing procedures today.


Emanuel Mark was a Latvian immigrant who became an American citizen and enlisted in the Army in World War II.  (Credit: Purple Hearts Reunited)

While Installing Pacemaker, Doctors Find Shrapnel That Wounded WWII Vet

A 94-year old World War II veteran who received his Purple Heart 70 years late this August underwent surgery recently, and doctors found a piece of the shrapnel that wounded him.


Tatum, a stray mastiff-terrier mix, had a ruptured tumor when she was picked up by Chicago Animal Care and Control, but vets advised against surgery, and Tatum died after an animal welfare group took Tatum and removed the tumor. (Credit: Trio Animal Foundation)

Animal Welfare Group Blasts City’s Treatment Of Stray Dog

The death of a diseased, stray mastiff-terrier mix named Tatum has drawn more than 4,000 comments on the Facebook page of an animal welfare group that’s taking Chicago Animal Care and Control to task.


Ald. Ed Burke at the Chicago City Council meeting on July 6, 2011. (Rich Hein/ Sun-Times)

Ald. Edward Burke To Have Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Ald. Edward Burke (14th), the longest-serving and most influential member of the Chicago City Council, confirmed Tuesday he is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer this week.


Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.


Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.


How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.


How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.


Jordan Mills. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears’ Mills Having Surgery For Foot Injury

General manager Phil Emery announced the injury on Thursday at a team press conference.


Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (center) waves as he is welcomed by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and colleagues, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (right) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (far right) on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Mark Kirk Has Gallbladder Removed

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had surgery on Monday to have his gallbladder removed.


Derrick Rose. (Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images)

Derrick Rose Set To Have Surgery Monday

Derrick Rose is set to have surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters Sunday.


Deonta Howard Jr. was shot in the cheek when two gunmen opened fire at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013. Twelve others were wounded. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Child Injured In Mass Shooting Doing Well After Surgery: Pastor

Deonta Howard was among 13 people wounded late Thursday when an unknown number of people shot up a crowded basketball court with an assault rifle.


Indiana v Northwestern

Northwestern CB Jones To Have Surgery, Out For Season

Coach Pat Fitzgerald said Monday that Daniel Jones will miss the rest of the year after he was injured in the first half of the Wildcats’ season-opening win at California on Saturday.


Hannah Warren (Credit: Children's Hospital of Illinois)

Toddler Who Got New Lab-Made Windpipe Dies

A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died. Hannah Warren, who was born without a windpipe, was the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.


Mari Medellin. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Alum Celebrates Decision To Insure Sex Change Surgery

Students at UIC covered by the school’s health insurance will have an added benefit come the fall: sex change surgery.


Hannah Warren (Credit: Children's Hospital of Illinois)

Groundbreaking Surgery Gives Toddler New Windpipe

A toddler has a new chance at life, thanks to groundbreaking surgery, performed a few weeks ago at an Illinois hospital.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013