Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…
CHICAGO | There was probably no color-blind corner of the United States in 1947, the year Jackie Robinson became baseball’s first African-American player in modern times.
For several days last week, The Times reported on the top causes of death in Northwest Indiana. Some of the information might surprise you.
When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk visits with Jackson Cunningham in his office in Washington in August. 11-year-old Jackson and Illinois Republican Kirk, both stroke victims, have warmed hearts and inspired fellow stroke patients with their odd-couple friendship, an unlikely meeting of two distinct worlds…
Jackson Cunningham, 11, talks with his classmates during lunch at Oakwood Grade School in Oakwood, Ill. Cunningham was a typical 9-year-old boy growing up in central Illinois, until he suffered a stroke in 2011 after an afternoon basketball game, and paralyzed much of the left side of his bo…
It's just more than three years since I last wrote about this topic, but with the circumstances of the last two weeks, it demands attention again.
This year, 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke. That’s someone every 40 seconds. In 2001, I was one of those people suffering an trans ischemic attack (mini stroke).
Research abounds and the data that pours out touches every corner of the system. There is speculation about how healthy people will behave with more options for insurance, but no researcher has the ability to set-up a facsimile of what the environment without pre-conditions and with mandator…
Felton Armand lay in a hospital bed after suffering a stroke and thought of all the things he never did.
As recently as several years ago, one of the chronic and growing problems in the healthcare industry was recruitment and training. While no hospital administrators are saying, “Eureka, our problems are over!” I continue to get news in my inbox about some of the remarkable people that our hos…
MERRILLVILLE | After walking upstairs from the laundry room one day in March, Harriet Miles stood in her kitchen, and her whole side grew weak and numb.
Harriet Miles, of Gary, sitting is a 31-year-old patient that had a stroke, and had a blood clot removed from her brain. It was removed at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville by neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Mayumi Oka, left, along with stroke medical director Dr. Sanj…
Harriet Miles, sitting, of Gary, is a 31-year-old patient who had a stroke, and had a blood clot removed from her brain. Dr. Mayumi Oka, right, a neurointerventional radiologist, used a tool called Trevo to pull the blood clot from her brain. It was FDA approved in August, and Methodist Hosp…
June is Men's Health Month, and families gathering for Father's Day can nudge the men in their lives to be proactive about their health.
LAPORTE | Several Indiana University Health locations are offering mammograms in May at a $95 discounted rate.
WASHINGTON | Last year U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., used a harness learning to walk again after a stroke that threatened not just his career but his life.
Was it just me or were other people disgusted with the news media report on Mark Kirk's return to Congress? Now granted all I know about him is he was elected to Congress as a Republican.
A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.
This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.
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