Checkup Newsroom (Cardiac)

2017
May
02,
2017
Nothing had gone as Jordan and Katie Guidry planned following the birth of their son, Waylon. Before Waylon could receive the heart surgery he so badly needed, his parents learned their surgeon was leaving the area. The Guidrys were suddenly faced...
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2016
May
12,
2016
The three nurses looked at each other at a loss on how they could help the baby girl crying on the echocardiography table. Little Charlotte Friessen, 7 months old, arrived at Cook Children’s only 30 minutes prior and was rushed to the Cardiac Inte...
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February
03,
2016
In the middle of a high school volleyball match in Georgia, one gut-wrenching moment stopped everyone in their tracks. Loganville Christian Academy senior Claire Crawford was playing one second and on the ground the next. She had gone into cardiac ar...
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2015
November
06,
2015
Growing up, Matt Sampson always thought the scar on his chest was something he only shared in common with his grandfather. Until he met Heather. "He's the only other person I knew who had heart surgery," says Matt, who was born with an atrial se...
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August
04,
2015
It’s that time of year again, coaches are pressuring you for your child’s athletic forms and school nurses are sending out letters threatening that your children can’t start school until they have their shots. School physical season is one of my f...
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May
13,
2015
Recently, Teresa Clark, chief nursing officer at Cook Children’s, went on her safety rounds. She stopped everything she was doing on one of the medical floors when a preschool aged patient walked up to Clark with arms open wide for a hug. Clark co...
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2014
June
20,
2014
“Mom blames teen’s death on energy drink.”This is the type of headline we are seeing more and more often in the news, most recently about an Arizona girl. Teens are drinking energy drinks, plural, and often consuming them at an alarming rate for some...
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