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Nutrition & Hydration for Marathon Training

Nutrition & Hydration for Marathon Training

Coming up with a nutrition plan for a marathon can seem like an arduous task, but by breaking it down to the basics and answering some common questions, we hope to set marathon runners up for success.



Nominate An Outstanding Nursing Team Member for National Nurses Week Awards — Deadline April 17

Staff, patients and family members – are there nurses you want to recognize for their commitment to excellence in patient care? Nominate them for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's National Nurses Week Awards!


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Brandon Taps Inner Viking to Recover from Work-related Brain Injury

Brandon sustained a traumatic brain injury at work, requiring emergency surgery. Transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, his journey to recovery began.

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Terry Karpowicz

WTTW Profiles Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s “Pioneering” Center for Bionic Medicine

A recent story on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight program highlighted the next generation of bionic limbs being developed at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The story featured Terry Karpowicz, a Chicago sculptor who has used prosthetics since losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident in 1975.


Sangeeta Driver, MD, MPH

Dr. Sangeeta Driver Quoted in ‘Daily Herald’ for TBI Awareness Month

The Daily Herald recently published a story to coincide with Brain Injury Awareness Month. The article includes perspectives from Sangeeta Driver, MD, MPH, section chief, Brain Injury Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


Jaya Fever

In the News: Former Patient Jaya Profiled by ABC Des Moines

The ABC affiliate TV station in Des Moines recently profiled former Shirley Ryan AbilityLab patient Jaya Fever. In December 2022, Jaya — then a high school senior — was in a car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury.



Child Life Activities Add Comfort & Magic to Hospital Stays

Child Life is a degreed profession dedicated to understanding and minimizing the effects of illness and healthcare on children and their families. Child Life Specialists (CLSs) provide psychological, emotional and developmental support for children and families in healthcare settings, helping them cope through age-appropriate education and play.



Five Wheelchair Tips for Winter

To make getting around when the temperatures plummet a little easier, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab occupational therapist Lauren Rizio offers four tips for wheelchair users to get through the winter months.


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Inpatient Packing List

To prepare for your inpatient rehabilitation stay, it is important to remember to bring the following items: