Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The community is invited to attend a free health lecture on strokes at the Gorton Community Center Thursday.
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Tuesday, April 9
The Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science will present the “Here’s to Your Health” Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. The first of these lectures, “Stroke: Can it happen to me and what can I do about it?” will be presented by Dr. K. Michael Welch, President and CEO, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Admission is complimentary but reservations are required due to limited seating. E-mail email@example.com or call (847) 234-4282 or register on-line at www.LFLBchamber.com. Food and beverages will be provided by The Fresh Market. About the presenter: Dr. Welch is an accomplished researcher and neurologist whose …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Will continue out-patient therapy.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is headed to the home of a family member today (May 3) to continue his recovery from a stroke he suffered more than three months ago, according to a statement by his family as reported by the website Politico.com. According to Politico, the family's statement read, “We are happy to say that after suffering a stroke in January, Mark has progressed to the point where he can move home with his family. He will continue to work on his recovery as an out-patient at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has begun a rigorous walking study program to further his mobility and independence while maintaining his schedule with staff. We are grateful for the wonderful doctors and personnel at the RIC for their care of …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Doctors say Senator has several pre-stroke factors in his favor.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park, has been transferred from Northwestern Memorial Hospital to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) where he will be under the care of Dr. Richard L. Harvey, medical director of RIC’s Center for Stroke Rehabilitation. The move comes three days after Kirk underwent surgery Tuesday (Feb. 7) to replace the portion of his skull that was removed after his stroke on Jan. 21. According to Dr. Harvey, RIC's team will spend the next few days assessing Kirk’s condition and developing a rehabilitation program tailored to achieve the goals established by Kirk and his family. "The Senator has several pre-stroke factors in his favor that our research and experience demonstrate will foster a better recovery, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Surgeons reattach the portion of his skull that had been removed after stroke.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park, continues to be listed in good condition after surgery Tuesday morning to reattach the portion of his skull that was removed after his stroke on Jan. 21, according to a statement from Dr. Richard Fessler, the neurosurgeon treating the senator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “This is an important milestone in his recovery and a step toward the next phase, rehabilitation,” Dr. Fessler said. “He remains in good condition.” Doctors performed the first operation Jan. 22 when they removed a 4- by 8-inch piece of Kirk’s skull to relieve swelling in his brain, according to statements from the senator’s office. Since having the stroke Jan. 21, Kirk has undergone two operations to relieve swelling in his brain. …