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2024
February
12,
2024
| 14:58 PM America/Chicago
For the first time in its 105-year history, Cook Children’s Medical Center is the recipient of and primary institution for a $2.3 million research project grant, known as an R01, by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the N...
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January
31,
2024
| 16:55 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerMedical students and resident physicians in Amarillo will get more exposure to pediatric neurology thanks to a new and unique partnership between Cook Children’s and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).The TTUHSC S...
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2023
October
19,
2023
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
On Thursday morning, Cook Children’s opened the doors to the new Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health. A ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred at the Justin Institute, located in the newly expanded Dodson Specialty Clinics building.The Justin In...
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October
18,
2023
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
Story by Charlotte Settle. Video by Tom Riehm.The highly anticipated Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health will open its doors at Cook Children’s this month. The Institute brings together nine specialties that treat disorders of the nervous ...
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September
29,
2023
| 10:31 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children's is hosting a short film screening and virtual discussion on Nov. 8 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to raise awareness for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Join us for “Under the Lights,” an inspiring story about a teen with epilepsy, ...
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September
26,
2023
| 12:03 PM America/Chicago
This mural, depicting Fort Worth's rich culture and vibrant identity, will welcome patients at the new Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health, which is set to open in  October 2023. The Justin Institute will bring together nine specialties un...
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September
21,
2023
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIn recent years, robots have emerged as invaluable tools in health care by performing everything from the routine task of delivering a patient meal to assisting in highly complex surgical procedures. Their efficiency and precision can ...
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September
18,
2023
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
Note: This story was featured on Good Morning America. View it here.By Heather DugeValerie Shorten, BSN, RN, and her son, Marquis Shorten, are no strangers to overcoming obstacles. Each one has led them to where they are today.Marquis faced a life-ch...
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July
28,
2023
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleToday, Cook Children’s Medical Center - Prosper launched a new testing and diagnostic service that allows children experiencing seizures to receive care closer to their homes and communities. The test, called continuous electroencephal...
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June
21,
2023
| 00:00 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System has once again been recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, earning five rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list for 2023-2024.The report, which was releas...
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May
30,
2023
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeSometimes a mother’s intuition can be the difference between life and death. That was true for 7-year-old Ismael Aguilera whose episodes of debilitating headaches turned out to be a life-threatening condition. Ismael’s mom, Karla, ques...
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May
10,
2023
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
Within a few months, the Neurosciences Research Center at Cook Children’s, which is led by Professor Christos Papadelis, Ph.D., published a second paper in the esteemed neurology journal Brain. Through this work, Papadelis’ team sheds new light on th...
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April
18,
2023
| 13:07 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleTo many parents and their children, M. Scott Perry, M.D., head of Neurosciences at the Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health at Cook Children’s, is best known as an epileptologist. One who isn’t afraid to take on rare and diff...
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March
26,
2023
| 15:54 PM America/Chicago
Sunday, March 26, 2023 is Epilepsy Awareness Day to spotlight this neurological condition that affects nearly 50 million people worldwide. People are encouraged to wear purple. By Ashley AntleThere was a time when constant seizures plagued 4-year-old...
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February
06,
2023
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleWe’re born with a mind, body and soul. When something goes wrong with one, it often affects another. That’s especially true for individuals with diseases of the nervous system — or the brain, spinal cord and nerves — and it’s the motiv...
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2022
June
14,
2022
| 14:56 PM America/Chicago
List ranks Cook Children’s among the best children’s hospitals for pediatric cancer, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonologyCook Children’s Health Care System has successfully achieved six rankings in the U.S. N...
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May
23,
2022
| 15:13 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleMarch 28, 2022, was coming to a close like any other ordinary day for the Chavez-Llanas family. Salvador and Laura Chavez-Llanas were upstairs bathing their youngest of three sons while their older two were playing video games downstai...
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February
15,
2022
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
A pediatric neurologist from Cook Children’s is now seeing patients in Lubbock thanks to a hospital partnership that brings specialized care closer to home for residents of West Texas and eastern New Mexico.Jennifer Pitts, M.D., joined the Jane and J...
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2021
November
22,
2021
| 09:53 AM America/Chicago
Multiple times each night, as Baylie Williams sleeps, sudden electrical bursts in her brain will misfire and send the 4-year-old girl into seizures.Her head and arms lift. Her eyes open, turned to the side. Her body goes rigid and she loses bladder c...
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October
18,
2021
| 12:18 PM America/Chicago
A new clinical trial has the potential to offer new hope to children living with SCN8A Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy (SCN8A-DEE). It is the first ever trial for an SCN8A-specific treatment modality, and Cook Children’s Medical Center may...
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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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May
21,
2020
| 15:17 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott In August 2017, Ethan was playing tag with his cousins around the house when he fell. His mom, Lauren Findley, kept asking him what was wrong, but after a few minutes of coaxing, she and her husband quickly realized Ethan needed ...
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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
September
06,
2019
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Christian Englert was born with genetic hand tremors, like many of his family members. The tremors were never an issue, especially when he was drumming or doing school work … until he turned 15 when they helped diagnose a rare br...
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