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July
19,
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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July
19,
2017

'A New Way to Breathe': Living with Pectus Excavatum

Young athlete’s life changes after surgery at Cook Children’s

By Ashley Parrott Miami Robertson was a 14-year-old high school athlete with debilitating asthma, or so she thought. It wasn’t until her friend noticed Miami’s breathing problems ...
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July
19,
2017

Nickelodeon TV Star Brec Bassinger Talks Type 1 Diabetes, Shots, Carbs and Nick Jonas

Texas teen doesn’t mind setting example for other kids

At a time when she needed inspiration the most, Brec Bassinger looked to Nick Jonas. Now at 18 years old, she hopes to be an example for children with Type 1 diabetes. Brec was diagnosed with Type ...
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June
28,
2017

Avery's Journey

A Cook Children’s employee documents her time in the NICU

In April 2014, Kelly Wooley, a Cook Children's employee, began documenting the birth of her daughter and the journey that followed. This is the beginning of Avery's Journey. See the links ...
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July
19,
2017

Do You 'Mom Shame?' Well, Shame On You

A pediatrician (and mom) on how others make moms feel bad

Ok I'll go first, I'm a bad mom because I let my baby roll off the couch ... well, both babies. I have moms in my office tell me all kinds of variations of the "I'm a bad mom ...
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July
07,
2017

What Do We Know About MTHFR?

The Doc Smitty talks about Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase

Our Genetics team, Cook Children's Clinical and Metabolic Genetics Center, does not routinely schedule patients for genetic evaluation due to MTHFR concerns, as there are two ...
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June
15,
2017

Fun Summer Activities To Improve Your Child's Handwriting

What you can do as a family to improve handwriting skills

The school bell has rung for the last time of the 2016-2017 school year! Are you finding yourself wondering what to do to make sure your child will have the same quality of handwriting when he/she ...
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June
09,
2017

'You Know What's Coming Next - Don't Forget To Wear Sunscreen!'

A pediatrician gives tips on protecting your child's skin

School is out for summer! This means playing outside, swimming and enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Of course, you know what’s coming next - don’t forget to wear sunscreen! 
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