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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.

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Chicago Health Magazine Profiles Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine’s Bionic Leg Testing

Chicago Health Magazine Profiles Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine’s Bionic Leg Testing

A recent article in Chicago Health magazine highlighted the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine’s (CBM) testing of bionic prosthetic legs for patients with lower-limb amputations.

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April Hickey

Healing Body, Mind & Spirit through Music: Meet Music Therapist April Hickey

April Hickey, MT-BC, describes how Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Music Therapy Program works and its positive impact on patients.

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Specialized Clinical Services & Spaces

Specialized Clinical Services & Spaces

In addition to our state-of-the-art ability labs — applied therapeutic and research spaces — our facility features other innovative areas designed to help our patients recover.

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Quality of Life Programs

About Our Quality of Life Programs

At Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, we care for patients’ medical needs and help them return to full lives. To meet this goal, we offer a number of programs designed to enhance their quality of life.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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