Checkup Newsroom (stroke)

2019
June
19,
2019
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
Are you between 18-44? You could save a life through the Be The Match program. Joining the Be The Match Registry means volunteering to be listed as a potential blood stem cell donor, ready to save the life of any patient in need of a transplant. Y...
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June
11,
2019
| 04:53 PM America/Chicago
In hindsight, as they watch their little 5-year-old boy playing with his beloved toy trucks and all things wheels, the parents of Owen Turner rest easy they made the right decision. But nine months ago, that choice was anything but simple. Desp...
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May
29,
2019
| 11:15 PM America/Chicago
What started as a normal day with a toddler’s temper tantrum turned into a month-long recovery from a severe stroke. Four-year-old CJ was known for temper tantrums and holding his breath when he was upset. But one morning while getting ready for s...
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2018
May
24,
2018
| 11:25 PM America/Chicago
Parents expect their toddler to be a little moody sometimes. So Autumn and Darrell Thomas didn't think much about their daughter Kynlee's irritable and lethargic behavior. But when they realized she wasn't using her left arm, they became alarmed. ...
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2017
October
13,
2017
| 04:25 PM America/Chicago
Eight months of heartbreak and fear for her grandbaby’s life ended with the smiles she saw on the doctors’ faces. Lori Lopez hoped to hear that her grandson, Mathew Westerman, was doing better and made some progress in his treatment for blood clot...
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2016
July
25,
2016
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
So far this year, 21 children have died in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science. The most recent case happened over the weekend in Dallas when a 3-year-old boy was repo...
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January
15,
2016
| 08:55 PM America/Chicago
It may sound unbelievable this time of the year, but the first heatstroke death of 2016 has been confirmed. It happened on Jan. 12, in Rossville, Georgia. The 13-month-old child died after being left in a car for more than 5 hours with the heater run...
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2015
February
11,
2015
| 07:58 PM America/Chicago
The National Stroke Association says stroke happens in about 1 in 4,000 live births. The risk of stroke from birth through age 18 is almost 11 in 100,000 children per year. Strokes are slightly more common in children under age 2. Boys and African-Am...
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2014
June
24,
2014
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
While I have had previous experience addressing academic issues with my patients, my son is now in elementary school, so I am developing a whole new perspective. I still do not understand all of the intricacies of special education, but I am lucky th...
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June
19,
2014
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
After my son came home, I entered the world of therapies, and I became a huge advocate for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). Having attended over 400 therapy sessions with my son by the time he was 3 years old, I learned a lot about how to work the...
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June
11,
2014
| 05:17 PM America/Chicago
Despite all my medical knowledge, I felt overwhelmed as a parent in the NICU with a child who had a stroke, and I could not imagine what it must be like for someone without my background! Thankfully, I realized I was overwhelmed and would quickly for...
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June
03,
2014
| 08:18 PM America/Chicago
Six years ago, my life changed forever...At that time, I was completing my postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology. I also became pregnant with my first child. Because I had some "inside" information about a few hospitals in the area aft...
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