Checkup Newsroom (Scott Perry)

2019
December
19,
2019
| 04:50 PM America/Chicago
The world is buzzing about the release of the latest film in the Star Wars saga “The Rise of Skywalker” set to hit the big screen tonight. Earlier this month, Disney released a statement with the Epilepsy Foundation warning viewers that certain scene...
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November
22,
2019
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
Sitting outside of a movie theater, Damian Wells hoped he’d embarrassed himself for the last time. Moments earlier, the 15-year-old Weatherford, Texas teen was watching a movie with his younger sisters when all of the sudden, a fit of cursing and ...
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August
14,
2019
| 05:10 PM America/Chicago
Getting ready for a new school year means more than new school supplies and shoes for kids with epilepsy. For these kids and their caregivers, it also means making sure school staff are ready if a child has a seizure while at school. Making a scho...
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February
28,
2019
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day. But you might be surprised to learn many of these diseases really aren’t as “rare” as you might think. A rare disease is defined as any disease affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S.1 While individually, each ...
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January
30,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/Chicago
It seems these days that CBD (cannabidiol) oil can fix all that ails you – as CBD containing products are found everywhere from corner stores to hair salons, to farmer’s markets. Many times the vendors of these oils make wide-reaching claims to their...
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2018
July
13,
2018
| 10:43 PM America/Chicago
While most of us know Fenfluramine as one of two components in a notorious weight loss drug, researchers are finding it has remarkable potential for the treatment of rare genetic epilepsy syndromes. Cook Children’s recently participated in multice...
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April
19,
2018
| 11:31 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
09,
2018
| 04:03 PM 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
| 09:46 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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2017
November
06,
2017
| 09:41 PM America/Chicago
Scott Perry, M.D., sighs and takes a deep breath when thinking about the teenagers with epilepsy he treats at Cook Children's Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center. "Older kids are the worst. They are invincible when they are teenagers and now...
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June
22,
2017
| 11:44 PM America/Chicago
Today is Dravet Awareness Day. To learn more about Dravet, we sat down with Scott Perry, M.D., medical director of Neurology and co-director of the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center. Dr. Perry has done multiple research studies on Dravet Synd...
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2016
November
04,
2016
| 03:51 PM America/Chicago
Bonita Ocampo stood on her grandmother’s porch and performed for her cousins. Her guaranteed laugh was her impersonation of Pee-wee Herman. After all, nothing was funnier than Pee-wee in the 1980s.  Then her diagnosis of epilepsy at 7 years old ch...
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October
28,
2016
| 04:05 PM America/Chicago
Hope. When you get past the years of hard work, science and sacrifice of the families involved, the largest study in the world of cannabidiol (CBD) comes down to that one word. Cook Children's participated in GW Pharmaceuticals latest Phase 3 c...
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March
14,
2016
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
“What about the use of medical marijuana?” Not a day goes by that Scott Perry, M.D., doesn’t hear that question from parents desperate to help their child. Dr. Perry says he probably discusses the pros and cons of marijuana use for intractable epi...
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