Articles tagged with 'Surgery' | Checkup Newsroom

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2020
June
19,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
Children in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico can now stay close to home while receiving highly specialized cardiothoracic surgery, thanks to a newly formed partnership between Cook Children’s Health Care System and Covenant Children’s. Surgery te...
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February
12,
2020
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
As any parent knows, kids are not little adults. They have endless energy, huge imaginations and sometimes they require medical care specialized for their unique needs. For this reason, Cook Children’s has been dedicated to the health and healing of ...
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January
09,
2020
| 09:37 AM America/Chicago
“I went to the hospital on a warm summer day with fear in my heart, I felt some dismay. The registrar said, with a smile on her face, ‘Let me show you your room, it’s a very nice place.’” For most of her 20 years, Shanley Stuteville has been a pat...
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2019
March
01,
2019
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
Today, Owen Turner struggles to pick up a Cheerio or throw a football with his right hand.  But other than that it would be hard to notice a difference in him and any other 5-year-old boy after becoming the first child at Cook Children's to underg...
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2018
November
20,
2018
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
This is the third part of a series as we follow a Cook Children's patient through the art of treating epilepsy.  Click here for the first part of the series and here for the second part. ...
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March
16,
2018
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
If you see a blue light shining outside of a home or business this week, there may be a story behind it. Cook Children’s marks its 100th birthday on March 21 and to celebrate, some are choosing to shine a blue light. For many, the gesture means somet...
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January
09,
2018
| 16:32 PM America/Chicago
For most of the first 20 years of his life, Michael Jankowiak never played ball or even owned a toy. His debilitating cerebral palsy wadded his fingers into a tight fist. He barely moved his hands, except to drive his electric wheel chair. Then, d...
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2017
September
27,
2017
| 15:24 PM America/Chicago
Chance Jones earns an affectionate giggle from his mom as he runs loudly through the house. “Oh Lord. He’s my wild child,” Candice Morgan, Chance’s mother, says between a laugh and a sigh at her little boy. Chance never stops. He acts like … we...
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July
19,
2017
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Miami Robertson was a 14-year-old high school athlete with debilitating asthma, or so she thought. It wasn’t until her friend noticed Miami’s breathing problems and a sunken chest that she was diagnosed with pectus excavatum. ...
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2016
April
29,
2016
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
Being a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner isn’t an easy job. It means spending long hours monitoring, counseling and educating heart surgery patients during one of the most stressful times of their lives. For Crystal Flores, it also means using her p...
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January
27,
2016
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the prevalence of gastroschisis cases in the United States nearly doubled from 1995 to 2005.  The CDC says more public health research is urgently needed to find out why the dramati...
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2015
November
06,
2015
| 11:42 AM America/Chicago
Growing up, Matt Sampson always thought the scar on his chest was something he only shared in common with his grandfather. Until he met Heather. "He's the only other person I knew who had heart surgery," says Matt, who was born with an atrial se...
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August
19,
2015
| 11:15 AM 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
11,
2015
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
Melissa Harkey takes nothing for granted, especially the life of her little boy. Six days after her high school graduation, Harkey found out she was pregnant. During her pregnancy she faced several complications due to the fact that her son’s inte...
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May
13,
2015
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
Recently, Teresa Clark, chief nursing officer at Cook Children’s, went on her safety rounds. She stopped everything she was doing on one of the medical floors when a preschool aged patient walked up to Clark with arms open wide for a hug. Clark co...
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