Checkup Newsroom (People)

2018
July
30,
2018
Each year, Cook Children's sees about 100 children for injuries related to ATVs.  As a pediatric surgeon and medical director of Trauma at Cook Children's, Chad Hamner, M.D., has witnessed the damage these machines can cause. He spoke with CBS 11 abo...
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2017
October
10,
2017
Adam Keller poses for the camera during an appointment at the Hematology/Oncology clinic at Cook Children's. Scars and a central line port are evidence of the fight he's been embarked on for the past year. He was just days away from his second bir...
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2016
June
03,
2016
Joshlynn Wilson fights her disease for one simple, but most incredible, reason – Zoey, her 2-year-old daughter. In August of 2013, Joshlynn was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, occurring mainly in childhood and adolescenc...
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April
01,
2016
Ally Babineaux knows what it’s like to need a miracle. Dubbed the ‘Bionic Bride,’ she was in bad shape when the groundbreaking heart pump that was meant to keep her alive no longer worked. Yet somehow, despite being in a coma and possibly hours away ...
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2015
July
01,
2015
As parents we have all watched the news to see a sad story where a child was injured or died.  And we’ve also been that parent who thought in the back of their mind, “That is so sad. I am so grateful it’s not me.” Or even “I can’t imagine. At least n...
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2014
June
06,
2014
High school graduation was even more exciting at Muenster High School this year since Abby Pagel was able to walk across the stage to receive her diploma.In February 2014, five girls were in a horrific car wreck near the baseball fields in their home...
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May
22,
2014
The following story was written by Mike McAllister. Permission to run the story was granted by the writer and PGATOUR.com. Follow Mr. McAllister at @PGATOUR_mikemc. Special thanks to PING and Louis Oosthuizen for the use of photos.     ...
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April
01,
2014
It is uncommon, perhaps even unheard of for a man to say that other than, marrying his wife and the birth of their child, having cancer was the best thing to ever happen to him; but, for Jack Simmons, non-Hodgkin lymphoma was a “true blessing.”At age...
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April
01,
2014
Most people don’t know about the big scar on the abdomen of Gatlin Engles. After all, he was only 2 years old when diagnosed with a brutal form of cancer, stage 4 neuroblastoma, and surprisingly well on his way to recovery by the time he was in first...
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April
01,
2014
Carson Snow stalls the small group gathered in her room at Cook Children’s. They want to hear her sing a Taylor Swift song.“I don’t remember it,” she says.Maybe, if she could hear the beginning of the song that would help her. Quickly, the video for ...
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