Checkup Newsroom (seizures)

2019
July
02,
2019
| 11:23 PM 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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2018
November
13,
2018
| 09:39 PM America/Chicago
This is the second in a series as we follow a Cook Children's patient and the art of treating epilepsy. Click here to read the first part of the series. ...
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November
06,
2018
| 05:15 PM America/Chicago
During the last month of Stephanie Balderamos’ pregnancy, a routine prenatal screening found cause for alarm. The tests showed some abnormality with her baby’s heart. Doctors agreed Stephanie’s baby would need more testing once he was born. Fol...
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June
19,
2018
| 10:43 PM America/Chicago
“The Incredibles 2” scored the biggest domestic debut ever for an animated movie, making more than $180 million since its release on June 15. With a 14-year hiatus between the original and the sequel, audiences were more than eager to see the Parr fa...
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February
01,
2018
| 04:13 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - News broke Monday that Texas' first medical marijuana dispensary will open on Feb. 8, near — where else — Austin. Compassionate Cultivation will be the first of the three licensed dispensaries to open in the state, but will be followed, in ...
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2017
October
03,
2017
| 06:36 PM 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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July
12,
2017
| 11:57 PM America/Chicago
NBC DFW - There is more proof that some forms of medical marijuana can safely treat certain disorders. The Food and Drug Administration has published results of an ongoing study that found cannabis oil can dramatically decrease the number of seizu...
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January
30,
2017
| 04:38 PM America/Chicago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again recommending that parents stop the use of homeopathic teething tabs and gels over concerns of adverse events, including seizures, in babies following their use. The FDA's lab found inconsist amm...
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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
13,
2016
| 11:01 PM America/Chicago
I try to downplay concerns about fevers. You can read more about that here and here. Once people have heard my reasoning, they can get on board that fever isn’t as big of a deal as they once thought except for one MAJOR question: What about feb...
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