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2021
October
04,
2021
| 13:15 PM America/Chicago
Luke Waggoner’s epileptic seizures were getting worse, striking multiple times a day sometimes in back-to-back clusters that sent him to the hospital.The seizures caused the 13-year-old Arlington boy to jerk or jump uncontrollably. He might fall back...
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June
03,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), time is of the essence. Every day that passes without treatment can lead to a lesser quality of life and, tragically, even death. But a new and simple screening for newborns has the potential t...
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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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2020
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
16,
2020
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
When David Donahue, M.D., made a visit to Texas in 1996 to explore the opportunity to join Cook Children’s medical staff, he never expected he’d end up calling Fort Worth home. Having made several moves in as many years, he and his wife weren’t looki...
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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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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
June
27,
2019
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
Ryan Conder warms up his right arm and fires off a pitch. Whether it’s a strike or not, doesn’t matter. The miracle’s already occurred. Ryan, 10 years old, wondered if he would ever get the chance to play the game he loves so much after a rare neu...
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May
17,
2019
| 15:12 PM America/Chicago
“Grace, this is Alecia from Dr. Gamble’s office, do you have a minute to talk?” The phone from Clinical Genetics came at 5:12 p.m. on April 10, 2018. Grace Wilson-Rabel remembers the exact time and date because it’s the moment that changed her lif...
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April
08,
2019
| 09:43 AM America/Chicago
When Cynthia Keator, M.D., passes the Atrium, she can't help but feel that same sense of awe that Cook Children’s Medical Center gave her more than 20 years ago as a volunteer.Dr. Keator, who is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Cook Chil...
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March
06,
2019
| 16:20 PM America/Chicago
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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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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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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May
24,
2018
| 16:25 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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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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January
09,
2018
| 16:32 PM America/Chicago
For most of the first 20 years of his life, Michael Jankowiak never played ball or even owned a toy. His debilitating cerebral palsy wadded his fingers into a tight fist. He barely moved his hands, except to drive his electric wheel chair.Then, durin...
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2017
November
29,
2017
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
It may be the scariest condition you’ve never heard of: Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) The Epilepsy Foundation describes SUDEP as “the sudden unexpected death of someone with epilepsy, who was otherwise healthy.” No other cause of de...
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July
24,
2017
| 10:24 AM America/Chicago
If you were trying to watch your waistline in the early 2000s, you probably remember the Atkins fad. While the low-carb diet has since fizzled out, another low-carb, but high fat plan is the latest craze helping people lose weight. It’s called the ke...
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June
22,
2017
| 16:44 PM America/Chicago
Today is Dravet Awareness Day. To learn more about Dravet, we sat down with Scott Perry, M.D., medical director of Neurology and co-director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center. Dr. Perry has done multiple research studies on Dravet Synd...
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2016
November
22,
2016
| 00:00 AM America/Chicago
On Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, Cook Children’s marked an important milestone in its quest to improve the quality of life for children struggling with debilitating movement disorders. Doctors performed the hundredth deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in ...
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November
16,
2016
| 16:48 PM America/Chicago
For one year in college, Warren Marks, M.D., took a year off from science and medicine to pursue another passion of his – architecture. Today, Dr. Marks looks back at that time as “an interesting diversion,” but it really helps explain who the man...
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November
04,
2016
| 09:51 AM America/Chicago
Bonita Ocampo stood on her grandmother’s porch and performed for her cousins. Her guaranteed laugh was her impersonation of Pee-wee Herman. After all, nothing was funnier than Pee-wee in the 1980s.  Then her diagnosis of epilepsy at 7 years old ch...
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2015
December
17,
2015
| 13:28 PM America/Chicago
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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November
24,
2015
| 18:40 PM America/Chicago
On Feb. 16, 2014, Abby Pagel was involved in a terrible car wreck in her hometown of Muenster, Texas, that left her with numerous broken bones, a small brain bleed and in a coma. After spending 25 days in two separate hospitals, Abby was moved to Coo...
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2014
December
25,
2014
| 09:04 AM America/Chicago
Crystal Schober  blogs for us today, telling us the remarkable story of Graysen, her little boy. She has a lot to celebrate this holiday season as her little boy turns 10 years old. ...
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November
07,
2014
| 09:04 AM America/Chicago
 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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June
24,
2014
| 11:07 AM America/Chicago
While I have had previous experience addressing academic issues with my patients, my son is now in elementary school, so I am developing a whole new perspective. I still do not understand all of the intricacies of special education, but I am lucky th...
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