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  • Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hospitalized after suffering stroke

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hospitalized after suffering stroke
    Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
  • Byron Donzis dies at 79; wide-ranging inventor

    Byron Donzis dies at 79; wide-ranging inventor
    In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers' prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and carrying a large bag. He was accompanied...

    Dr. Richard Olney dies at 64; researcher sought cure for Lou Gehrig's disease

    Dr. Richard Olney dies at 64; researcher sought cure for Lou Gehrig's disease
    Dr. Richard Olney, an internationally renowned researcher who dedicated his life to finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, has died after his own eight-year battle with the disease. He was 64. Olney died Friday at his Marin County home, UC San...

    Having to think about the unthinkable

    Having to think about the unthinkable
    "I could show you case after case," said Dr. Neil S. Wenger. "I could bet you million-to-1 odds these patients would not want to be in this situation." He was talking about patients in critical condition who are "attached to machines, being kept alive"...

    TSA as holiday elf? TSA launches help line for disabled travelers

     
    Holiday travel" Just in time for the onslaught of Christmas travelers, the Transportation Security Administration unveiled a helpline Thursday designed to assist travelers with disabilities or other special medical needs.