HRT Pill Takers May Face Increased Blood Clot Risk

Mar 10, 2015

Women on HRT pills may face an increased risk of blood clots and stroke.

That’s according to a study from the international Cochrane group.

While the pills can ease menopausal symptoms and could help prevent heart disease, officials say the benefits must be weighed against other possible harms.

VIDEO: Kirk says recovery continues

Aug 6, 2012

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has released another video message on his website detailing his recovery from a January stroke. In the three minute message, the Illinois Republican says he's still working as much as he can. Kirk says physically he is improving, and so far has been able to climb 145 flights of stairs.  

Watch the video here 

Senator Mark Kirk /

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has released a video showing his progress in recovering from his January stroke. The video is quite candid: it shows Kirk laboring to learn to walk again, with a cane, treadmill, and a harness. 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Stroke Rehabilitation


Senator Mark Kirk is “mentally sharp” and keeping up with global issues during daily meetings with his staff. That’s according to the director of the stroke rehabilitation center where the 52-year-old Republican has been since February.

Senator Mark Kirk is alert and talking, according to doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Illinois' junior Senator's condition has been upgraded to "fair," more than a week after he suffered a major stroke.