Checkup Newsroom (Rehab)

2017
August
16,
2017
| 10:00 PM America/Chicago
School is just around the corner, so it can be a very busy time for students and parents to start buying school supplies and school clothes for the new school year. One piece of equipment, which is often overlooked, is the essential backpack.  Doe...
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June
15,
2017
| 06:21 PM America/Chicago
The school bell has rung for the last time of the 2016-2017 school year! Are you finding yourself wondering what to do to make sure your child will have the same quality of handwriting when he/she returns to school? Or better yet, have you thought ab...
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2016
January
11,
2016
| 09:58 PM America/Chicago
“My son plays fall baseball, spring baseball and was recently chosen for a summer select league.” “My daughter plays select soccer and can’t afford to take any time off for her injury without the risk of losing her starting position on the team.” ...
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2015
September
24,
2015
| 09:46 PM America/Chicago
You probably have never thought about this, but you begin training your core as an infant. Babies are great examples of how being active can build a solid core. From the time when they begin lifting their heads up they are training their core. They c...
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September
18,
2015
| 06:44 PM America/Chicago
Buzzwords such as ‘baby flash cards,’ ‘apps for babies,’ ‘baby tech toys,’ ‘TV shows and videos for babies bombard parents through our media-saturated universe. These buzzwords tempt parents to seek new and various ways to help their babies develop a...
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August
19,
2015
| 06:15 PM America/Chicago
It seems like every year as baseball season comes into full swing we open up the paper and read about more and more big league pitchers that are out for the season to undergo ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, better known as “Tommy John...
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June
02,
2015
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
Finger injuries don’t just happen to kids who are athletes. While it’s common for fingers to get “jammed” by a basketball or when diving back into first base, fingers are susceptible to getting caught in the car door, slammed in a drawer or even acci...
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May
20,
2015
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
Headaches can affect a child’s ability to concentrate, focus, and perform well in the classroom and on the field. Headaches are usually split into two categories, primary and secondary. Primary headaches are the result of problems with pain sensit...
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May
07,
2015
| 04:23 PM America/Chicago
“You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?” Dr. Seuss. From birth, your child is undergoing changes at a rapid pace and many factors may influence these changes, including your child’s genetic makeup, the environment in which you raise your child, nut...
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April
21,
2015
| 10:45 PM America/Chicago
At some point in time we have probably all seen a sporting event where an athlete goes down with an ankle injury. In a lot of those cases we have probably also heard the commentators or someone at the event say “Hopefully it’s only a sprain.” While o...
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March
27,
2015
| 04:54 PM America/Chicago
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. And by somewhere, I mean your kitchen. Parents everywhere are facing the day’s most challenging questions: “What am I going to feed my kids tonight?” “Will the dinner battle reduce us both to tears?” “How long before I wave ...
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March
07,
2015
| 03:35 PM America/Chicago
As a parent of an athlete, you probably know the term anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. But if you’ve heard it, it’s probably been in a negative context – either you saw a player on TV with an ACL injury or maybe your child has been injured with one...
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January
12,
2015
| 10:47 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that babies begin listening during pregnancy? It’s truly amazing that ear and brain structures for listening start working between 25-29 weeks of gestation. At about 28-30 weeks, connections between the brain and the ear start happening!...
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January
07,
2015
| 11:20 PM America/Chicago
The fact that her son, Tre, is still with her, leaves Jennifer Faulkner with only one conclusion: a miracle occurred to keep him alive. Now she prays for Tre’s caregivers to make her son all better. Tre, who is 9 years old, has been seen by the...
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2014
November
27,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
November 3, we like to call it Avery Independence Day, was one of the happiest, saddest and scariest days of our lives. It was the day we had looked forward to for so long, yet when it was finally here, I had never been more scared or sad in my entir...
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June
06,
2014
| 09:59 PM America/Chicago
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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