Checkup Newsroom (Headaches)

2019
June
25,
2019
When your child has a headache, you probably reach for the medicine cabinet, right? Well, you might be surprised to hear that over-the-counter medications like Advil and Tylenol might actually be what’s triggering the headache in the first place. ...
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March
06,
2019
The rest of the world may soon learn what neurologists and clinical pharmacists at Cook Children’s have known for almost three years – intranasal ketamine is a groundbreaking drug with the potential to help people from all walks of life. Cook Chil...
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2016
November
09,
2016
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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2015
December
17,
2015
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know how awful they can be. Nausea, dizziness plus sensitivity to light and sound… and that’s just the cherry on top of extreme head pain. It can be a hard thing for adults to deal with. Unfortunately, many child...
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August
21,
2015
Have you ever heard the expression that an athlete just had his or her “bell rung”? This is often said when someone is hit in the head during a sporting event. But this type of injury should never be taken lightly. A concussion can occur when a pe...
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May
20,
2015
Headaches can affect a child’s ability to concentrate, focus, and perform well in the classroom and on the field. Headaches are usually split into two categories, primary and secondary. Primary headaches are the result of problems with pain sensit...
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March
10,
2015
You pick the most annoying noise in the world: a) Nails on a chalk board. b) 6 a.m. alarm clocks. c) Your child’s teeth grinding. Sorry that there’s no “all of the above.” Around 25 percent of kids grind their teeth at some point. It m...
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2014
November
07,
2014
 By the very nature of her day-to-day life, Cynthia Keator, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Cook Children’s, spends a good portion of her day working on a computer screen, whether it be working on medical records or reading electroencephalograms. As...
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