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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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2023
December
06,
2023
| 09:24 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerGrey Gutierrez has a rare genetic disorder that makes his muscles weak, but he doesn’t let Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) keep him off the playground.The spunky San Antonio 9-year-old uses a wheelchair at school to get from classroom...
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2021
March
24,
2021
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
The decision to choose brain surgery is never easy for a parent.But for some patients with severe seizures who have not responded to medications or who have had significant side effects with medications, epilepsy surgery might be the best option. The...
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2020
November
05,
2020
| 08:59 AM America/Chicago
Paul Thornton, M.D., always knew he would become a doctor. Even when no one else did.Like a lot of boys growing up, Dr. Thornton’s interest centered on athletics. He calls himself a “sports fanatic,” playing rugby, cricket, tennis and swimming. As a ...
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2019
July
23,
2019
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Previously, I looked at the safety and research of essential oils and children. Today, I will answer more questions asked on my Facebook page. Effectiveness/General Use Do they really work or is it a mind over matter thing? I think that ther...
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2017
October
03,
2017
| 11:36 AM America/Chicago
Could a component of the diet pill “fen-phen” be the answer for patients with a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome? Fenfluramine was originally used as a weight-loss drug before being pulled from the market in 1997 with reports that ...
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March
02,
2017
| 10:12 AM America/Chicago
From a best-selling book to a movie starring Harrison Ford to President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Megan Crowley’s life has made for a compelling story. Megan and her brother Patrick battle Pompe disease, a rare n...
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2016
May
09,
2016
| 13:29 PM America/Chicago
Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., describes hepatitis C as a slowly ticking time bomb for children who have been diagnosed with the infection. If left untreated over many years, it can cause cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer and even death. Facing ...
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January
13,
2016
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
Last night, during his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced this generation's equivalent to landing on the moon. He tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading a new national effort to cure cancer. "This is our moons...
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