Checkup Newsroom (Hematology and Oncology)

2019
May
01,
2019
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
This is my sweet patient Olivia. Olivia is 7 years old and has fought a battle that most 7 year olds (and 70 year olds) have never and will never face. Olivia has spent the last two years in and out of Cook Children’s battling neuroblastoma. It...
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2018
May
24,
2018
| 11:25 PM America/Chicago
Parents expect their toddler to be a little moody sometimes. So Autumn and Darrell Thomas didn't think much about their daughter Kynlee's irritable and lethargic behavior. But when they realized she wasn't using her left arm, they became alarmed. ...
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2017
September
26,
2017
| 11:40 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott The Hematology/Oncology (H/O) floor at Cook Children’s is its own world. Bright green walls lead the way among the hustle and bustle of the daily routines of patients, families and doctors. But behind the miracles happening on th...
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September
12,
2017
| 10:26 PM America/Chicago
Physician. Scientist. Researcher. The role of a pediatric hematologist and oncologist stretches far beyond the walls of Cook Children’s medical center because the physician participates in clinical trials and collaborates with other experts both n...
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May
01,
2017
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Recent clinical trial results from the Phase 2 SUSTAIN clinical of a drug known as crizanlizumab have provided new optimism for Sickle Cell Disease patients. The trial may present another option for treating people with severe Sickle Cell Disease who...
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April
17,
2017
| 07:03 PM America/Chicago
ABC News - This nurse’s drawings are bringing cheer to his young patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Edgar Palomo, 27, makes dry-erase artwork on the hematology/oncology floor to lighten the mood for the kids. See the ...
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April
06,
2017
| 12:03 AM America/Chicago
By Daron Aldridge When you think of a Cook Children’s patient, it’s just natural to think of a tiny baby girl who’s only lived in our NICU or a first grader in the Child Life Zone playing with Ralph just like his own dog at home. It’s especially t...
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2015
November
18,
2015
| 10:28 PM America/Chicago
In this world where we are trying to protect our kids from chemicals and preservatives, one thing that is emerging for parents and pediatricians, is a rising tide of parents who are refusing vitamin K supplementation at birth. Often parents ask, “Wha...
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September
23,
2015
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
If we had one wish it would be that no child would ever have to fight cancer. That's why we're asking you to join forces with Cook Children's oncologists, researchers, patients and families to help make that wish come true. There's a lot we can do, s...
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September
23,
2015
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Tori Pence has loved music since she was 7 years old when her grandfather gifted her with her first guitar. But it wasn’t until she was admitted to Cook Children’s that her passion for music flourished. In October of 2012, at the age of 16, Tori w...
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September
23,
2015
| 05:13 PM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Cook Children's began this year's #erasekidcancer campaign for Children's Awareness Month with a ceremonial 1kwalk.  Fifth grader Luke Lange, who’s in remission for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stepped up to the podium and lowered the mic...
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September
23,
2015
| 05:13 PM America/Chicago
The Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center works every day on medical treatments and research to help make the blood disorders and cancers that affect children and teens, disappear. Here are some of our efforts to #erasekidcancer: ...
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April
08,
2015
| 10:37 PM America/Chicago
Taylor Helland, 18, has undergone colon cancer three times since the age of 14. She explains why the Cook Children's Adolescent Young Adult cancer program is important to her. ...
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