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    July
    2016
    The news of six people arrested last week in Fort Worth on charges that included sex trafficking, didn’t surprise Sophia Grant, M.D, a child abuse pediatrician at Cook Children’s. With 19 years ... Read more
  • 27
    July
    2016
    At Cook Children's, we encourage fun as a way to help our patients and families heal. However, our commitment is to the protection, safety and care of our patients and their families. Because of this ... Read more
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    July
    2016
    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 ... Read more
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June
08,
2016

Avery's Journey: An autism spectrum diagnosis

A mom chronicles her daughter's time at Cook Children's

“Life is all about how you handle Plan B” My mom gave me a ceramic plaque with this quote on it several years ago when I was going through a tough time. Over the years, it’s amazing how many ...
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June
03,
2016

The fighter: Young mom battles cancer

Inspiring story of woman living with Ewing’s sarcoma

Joshlynn Wilson fights her disease for one simple, but most incredible, reason – Zoey, her 2-year-old daughter. In August of 2013, Joshlynn was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive ...
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May
23,
2016

The amazing story of Adalynn Hawkins

2-year-old little girl and her brave fight against cancer

Between a laugh and a sigh, Melinda Hawkins looks at her daughter Adalynn. Her daughter sits up in her hospital bed in Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology floor eating breakfast. Well, more ...
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May
20,
2016

Golf ... fore all the right reasons

Cook Children’s, PGA players participate in annual Bedpan Open

As some of the best pros in the PGA look on, the young golfer eyes a putt. And that’s where any comparisons to what will be happening at the Dean & Deluca Invitational at the Colonial Country Club ...
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July
29,
2016

A 'New Fatherhood': The importance of dad in a child's life

AAP report focuses on a father's role in a child's development

As a dad of three and a pediatrician, my life can be pretty hectic.  Sometimes I have to be reminded by Mrs. Smitty to put down the iPhone or the tablet and spend some family time. After all, this ...
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July
26,
2016

Does My Baby Need a Hearing Screen?

A Cook Children's audiologist on identifying hearing loss

Have you ever wondered why they do hearing screens on babies?  Let's begin by looking at the facts: About one to three babies out of every 1000 will be born with a permanent hearing loss. ...
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July
20,
2016

The most common rash you never knew about

Let's learn something about ... molluscum contagiosum

Alright, I’m going to fill you in on a secret. Information that will save you and your child pain, money, time, and anxiety. I’m going to teach you about a rash that we see weekly in our office ...
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July
15,
2016

Thumb sucking, nail biting may prevent allergies

New study suggests these 'bad habits' may have benefits

Want to prevent allergies in your child? A new study suggests you might want to relax about letting your kids suck their thumbs and bite their nails. The study participants compared children with ...
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