Our People

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December
08,
2017

To Hell and Back: A Teen’s Life with Constant, Excruciating Pain

A 19 year old's battle with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the help she received from our Pain Management Clinic

“I absolutely hated my life. I wanted to die. I wanted God to take all the pain away. I prayed to God to let me die.” How had it come to this for Madisyn Metaxas?
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November
10,
2017

Veteran Opens Up about Being a Caretaker in the Military

Cook Children's employee reflects on career and what it means to serve

Christine Oehlert isn’t exactly the kind of person you might imagine holding one of the highest-ranking positions in the military. She’s a self-described caretaker, wife and mother of
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November
01,
2017

1 in 26: Cole's Story

Cook Children’s begins Epilepsy Awareness Month with event at medical center

Cook Children’s patients, families and staff came together on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to kick off Epilepsy Awareness Month on the lawn in front of the medical center. But it was one of the people
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October
23,
2017
Richard Roberts, M.D., a Cook Children's neurosurgeon, didn't always know that he wanted to go into medicine. In fact, he majored in philosophy and worked as a mechanic, a contractor and a roofer before finding his true calling as a brain
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Blogs

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November
13,
2017

5 Ways Parents Can Improve Their Child's Vocabulary

The 'This' and 'That' of Improving Your Child's Language

The other day I went on vacation. We went over THERE. I enjoyed it because we did THIS and THAT. There was one activity where my son caught the THING and did THIS to it. We couldn’t stop
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November
02,
2017

Why is my child falling down so much?

When to be concerned about your child’s falling

As you watch your little one walking or running during play, you may ask yourself, “Is my child falling too much?” Children initially begin to walk between the ages of 12 and 15
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October
27,
2017

Teaching Our Kids What It Means To Be Kind

A child psychiatrist looks at the science of kindness and empathy

In the words of Shakespeare “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in this naughty world.” Why has kindness endured over evolutionary changes which are
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September
20,
2017
Suicide in children and adolescents is a difficult topic to discuss. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among all children and adolescents in the U.S. As a mental health professional, my worst fear is a child prematurely ending his or her
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