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2021
February
24,
2021
| 08:38 AM America/Chicago
Today is SCN2A Awareness Day, a day recognizing a rare cause of epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autism. The SCN2A gene is found on chromosome 2 position 24.3, thus the significance of 2/24.To help raise awareness of this rare genetic cause of ...
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February
08,
2021
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Seizures aren’t as uncommon as one might think. In fact, one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Apply that statistic to a typical school classroom, church, wo...
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2020
December
28,
2020
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen-year-old Virginia Cooper is patiently awaiting acceptance into her dream college. This, a long-awaited hope for her family and neurologist, after 16 years of suffering from seizures. “Virginia has intractable localization related epilepsy o...
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December
01,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center is the first pediatric hospital in the DFW Metroplex to implant a potentially life-changing treatment device in a patient suffering from epilepsy. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 13-year-old Wyatt Keele of Lavaca, Ark., underwent...
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November
09,
2020
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
A seizure can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. That’s why Cook Children’s Medical Center is on a mission to increase awareness about seizures and their many subtleties. In November, the medical center is rolling out the Epilepsy Foundation’s Seizu...
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November
02,
2020
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
NBC 5 helped us kick off Epilepsy Awareness Month last night with a feature story about a Cook Children’s patient who’s now three years seizure free thanks to a groundbreaking clinical trial.Miller Queen suffers from a severe and debilitating form of...
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October
30,
2020
| 11:42 AM America/Chicago
Beginning Nov. 1, landmarks across Fort Worth will light the skyline purple, the official color of epilepsy awareness, in partnership with Cook Children’s. Each year, the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s makes it a priorit...
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January
09,
2020
| 09:37 AM America/Chicago
“I went to the hospital on a warm summer day with fear in my heart, I felt some dismay. The registrar said, with a smile on her face, ‘Let me show you your room, it’s a very nice place.’” For most of her 20 years, Shanley Stuteville has been a pat...
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2019
December
19,
2019
| 09:50 AM America/Chicago
The world is buzzing about the release of the latest film in the Star Wars saga “The Rise of Skywalker” set to hit the big screen tonight. Earlier this month, Disney released a statement with the Epilepsy Foundation warning viewers that certain scene...
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November
25,
2019
| 11:29 AM America/Chicago
Aaden Balderamos hops up and down, squealing with joy as the bubbles float into the air. "Bubbles. Bubbles. Up. Up. Pop!" The nurse taking Aaden's vitals before his doctor's appointment can't help but smile too. She's blowing the bubbles as she...
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November
22,
2019
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
Sitting outside of a movie theater, Damian Wells hoped he’d embarrassed himself for the last time. Moments earlier, the 15-year-old Weatherford, Texas teen was watching a movie with his younger sisters when all of the sudden, a fit of cursing and ...
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August
14,
2019
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
Getting ready for a new school year means more than new school supplies and shoes for kids with epilepsy. For these kids and their caregivers, it also means making sure school staff are ready if a child has a seizure while at school. Making a scho...
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March
01,
2019
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
Today, Owen Turner struggles to pick up a Cheerio or throw a football with his right hand.  But other than that it would be hard to notice a difference in him and any other 5-year-old boy after becoming the first child at Cook Children's to underg...
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February
28,
2019
| 10:49 AM America/Chicago
Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day. But you might be surprised to learn many of these diseases really aren’t as “rare” as you might think. A rare disease is defined as any disease affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S.1 While individually, each ...
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2018
November
27,
2018
| 13:38 PM America/Chicago
This is the fourth part of a series. To view the previous articles, please click here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3  ...
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November
20,
2018
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
This is the third part of a series as we follow a Cook Children's patient through the art of treating epilepsy.  Click here for the first part of the series and here for the second part. ...
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November
13,
2018
| 14:39 PM America/Chicago
This is the second in a series as we follow a Cook Children's patient and the art of treating epilepsy. Click here to read the first part of the series. ...
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November
06,
2018
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
Welcome to the First in a SeriesMore than 3.4 million people in the US live with active epilepsy and over 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. It sounds astonishing, but 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and over one-third ...
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September
03,
2018
| 20:15 PM America/Chicago
Last week Netflix released their newest movie, “The After Party,” a film that chronicles the story of an aspiring young rapper suffering with epilepsy. Struggling to make it in the music industry, he gains notoriety when he has a seizure on stage...
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August
09,
2018
| 16:30 PM America/Chicago
NBC DFW - Saleem Malik, M.D. came to the U.S. with a dream of pursuing advanced medicine. He's now one of the state's top pediatric neurologists & runs a special lab at Cook Children's (1 of only 3 of its kind in Texas) where he's able to detect spot...
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July
13,
2018
| 15:43 PM America/Chicago
While most of us know Fenfluramine as one of two components in a notorious weight loss drug, researchers are finding it has remarkable potential for the treatment of rare genetic epilepsy syndromes. Cook Children’s recently participated in multice...
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June
25,
2018
| 13:16 PM America/Chicago
The FDA has approved the first cannabinoid-based treatment for rare, severe forms of epilepsy. Greenwich Biosciences (GW Pharma) received the approval for Epidiolex, an oil-based purified cannabidiol (CBD), studied specifically in two rare epileps...
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June
19,
2018
| 15:43 PM America/Chicago
“The Incredibles 2” scored the biggest domestic debut ever for an animated movie, making more than $180 million since its release on June 15. With a 14-year hiatus between the original and the sequel, audiences were more than eager to see the Parr fa...
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April
23,
2018
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
Texas Tribune - In 2015, Texas passed the Compassionate Use Act, legalizing the sale of a specific type of cannabis oil for epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. The first Texas dispensaries are now ...
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April
19,
2018
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
An epilepsy treatment derived from the cannabis plant took a major step toward approval from the Food and Drug Administration today. Epidiolex, an oil-based purified cannabidiol (CBD), has been studied specifically in two rare epilepsy syndromes - Le...
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February
23,
2018
| 13:23 PM America/Chicago
SCN2A is a gene found on chromosome 2 position 24.3 and thus 2/24 is celebrated as SNC2A Awareness Day worldwide. A rare cause of epilepsy, SCN2A mutations have also been discovered as a cause for intellectual disability and autism. To raise awarenes...
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February
09,
2018
| 09:03 AM America/Chicago
February 9 marks SNC8A Awareness Day worldwide. A rare cause of refractory epilepsy, SCN8A mutations have now been described in over 250 patients worldwide and several receive their care at Cook Children’s. To raise awareness of this rare genetic cau...
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February
05,
2018
| 14:46 PM America/Chicago
What would you do to save your child? Would you travel across the world? Would you leave your family behind? Sell everything you own? Give the shirt off your back? Diego and Tatiana Alvarez did all those things to help their son Mirko in his battl...
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February
01,
2018
| 09:13 AM America/Chicago
WFAA - News broke Monday that Texas' first medical marijuana dispensary will open on Feb. 8, near — where else — Austin. Compassionate Cultivation will be the first of the three licensed dispensaries to open in the state, but will be followed, in ...
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January
31,
2018
| 14:27 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339) was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott and became effective June 1, 2015. The bill required the Texas Department of Public Safety to create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy for the purpose o...
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