Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s: Providing neurology care in Lubbock


A pediatric neurologist from Cook Children’s is now seeing patients in Lubbock thanks to a hospital partnership that brings specialized care closer to home for residents of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Jennifer Pitts, M.D. joined the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s in December and opened her full-time practice at … Continue reading Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s: Providing neurology care in Lubbock

My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?


If your child has had a stroke, they may have challenges ahead that not only affect them, but the entire family. Family members can suffer from depression and anxiety and may need help. That is why Cook Children’s offers a quarterly support group to help families connect with other parents and children who have been … Continue reading My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?

Pediatric Strokes And Cognitive Functioning


Childhood stroke survivors often have difficulty moving and paying attention. Depending how old the child is and how severe the stroke is, the child may have problems immediately. Issues such as organizing thoughts and solving problems, may not be seen until a child gets older. View the video to learn more. We’re here to help. … Continue reading Pediatric Strokes And Cognitive Functioning

Can a Child Have a Stroke?


Yes, a child can have a stroke. Childhood stroke is one of the leading causes of death in children. There are two types of strokes that can affect children. An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked. A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or … Continue reading Can a Child Have a Stroke?

Testing for Success – Primary Steps for Primary Care


Hearing the word “neuropsychological” can make any child feel confused and scared. The idea of testing may also bring up unpleasant associations with school tests or painful shots. At Cook Children’s, our program is developed with kids in mind. Tests are introduced as “games,” and most children find them fun and entertaining. Pediatric neuropsychologists are … Continue reading Testing for Success – Primary Steps for Primary Care

Research Shedding New Light On Causes and Treatments of Pediatric Stroke


In 2009, Fernando Acosta, M.D. and Marcela Torres, M.D. created an outpatient multidisciplinary comprehensive stroke clinic with the primary goal of improving stroke care and patient outcomes. With this goal at the forefront, they joined the International Pediatric Stroke Study and opened for enrollment in April 2012. The study entitled “Towards the Establishment of Standards … Continue reading Research Shedding New Light On Causes and Treatments of Pediatric Stroke

Stroke and Thrombosis Program Receives Educational Grant


Although stroke is often associated with the elderly, children are also affected and have the greatest risk for stroke during the first year of life. Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death among children and up to 70% of pediatric stroke survivors have residual neurological impairment (1). Guidelines for the treatment of … Continue reading Stroke and Thrombosis Program Receives Educational Grant