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2022
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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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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June
11,
2019
| 09:53 AM America/Chicago
In hindsight, as they watch their little 5-year-old boy playing with his beloved toy trucks and all things wheels, the parents of Owen Turner rest easy they made the right decision. But nine months ago, that choice was anything but simple. Desp...
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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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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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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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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
23,
2018
| 13:10 PM America/Chicago
The last thing Jeff Murray, M.D., wants to do is be interviewed for this story. It’s not about being rude or even shy, it’s just he wants to make darn sure the love is spread around for the people that make up the Neuro-Oncology Program at Cook Ch...
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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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November
17,
2017
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
More than 65 million people in the world live with epilepsy and every one of those people have their own story. When Scott Perry, M.D., an epileptologist and medical director of Neurology, talks about his patients, the one word that comes up over ...
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