Checkup Newsroom (Premature)

2018
March
08,
2018
You may be surprised to see a child life specialist in one of the rooms at Cook Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). After all, this is an area devoted to babies. But spend some time in one of those rooms and you will see a big part of t...
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2017
June
28,
2017
In April 2014, Kelly Wooley, a Cook Children's employee, began documenting the birth of her daughter and the journey that followed. This is the beginning of Avery's Journey. See the links below for all of the articles that followed. ...
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2016
November
22,
2016
Just in time for the holidays a reader wrote in with this question: “My friend...was told by her grandson’s pediatrician that her grandchildren who are vaccinated should never be around any unvaccinated children. Well, the parents of her other...
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2015
March
20,
2015
How is it possible that Avery is 1? In some ways, it seems like she was just born and in others, it feels like she’s lived such a big life, she should already be a teenager! We’ve been through so much already in her young life and many of you read...
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2014
December
25,
2014
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
05,
2014
We have followed Avery Wooley's journey since her birth. Today, we are proud to say that Avery is at home with her mom and dad. Thank you for following her story. More blogs from her mom, Kelly, will be coming soon as the Wooleys adjust to life outsi...
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August
28,
2014
Intro: Kristen Villarreal is the mother of Houston and Quinn. We asked her to blog about her experience in the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is how they became part of our “NICU family.” You can help newborns like Houston and Qui...
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