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December
27,
2016

New hope in fight against deadly brain-eating amoeba

Cook Children’s becomes first hospital to carry promising drug

Kyle Gracin Lewis died at Cook Children’s Medical Center in the summer of 2010, from the Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), the brain infection caused by the water-born amoeba, known as ...
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December
20,
2016

Quentin's Story: His First Christmas spent at Cook Children's

A family travels to Fort Worth for treatment of whooping cough

The visits from Santa Claus and a gift of a teddy bear served as reminders of Christmas. But it wasn’t until they walked out of Cook Children’s with their healthy baby in tow that it hit ...
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December
15,
2016

Nicole and Corey Deliver Christmas Spirit

Big Brother 18’s #Nicorey visits Cook Children’s

If you watched Big Brother 18, you know how much Corey Brooks loves Christmas. His house was decked. “By far the coolest one on the block” with icicles hanging from the shingles, an ...
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December
02,
2016

The Death of Ethan: A Life of Chronic Pain Ends in Tragedy

Parents recall how their son became dependent on opioids and other medication

She holds in her hands the autopsy report of her 19-year-old son, a young man with dreams to “do something big in this world.” Tracy Jensen often thinks about her son, Ethan. He was ...
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February
17,
2017

How To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

A pediatrician shares her tricks

So I'm standing next to one of my boys playing Foosball on the same side of the table - cause mom needs all the help she can get on this--and I notice the smell. It drifts in and out of ...
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February
13,
2017

8 Different Kinds Of Coughs You May Hear From Your Child

Doc Smitty on if a cough is dangerous or not

Trying to decide if a cough is dangerous or not? Requires a doctor’s visit or not? Requires treatment or not? It can be really hard to determine the cause of a cough just because of the ...
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January
27,
2017

Why is my child crying bloody tears?

The Doc Smitty gives 5 reasons why it could happen

What would you do if your child started having bloody tears? Often I write about things that most of you will deal with at some time or another. But, every now and then, something really ...
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January
23,
2017

What Should I Do If My Child Has Something Stuck In His Nose?

Pediatrician explains the 'Mother's Kiss' method

I knew the day would come. My son Jack marched up to me this morning and announced, "Mama, there's a raisin in my nose!" And that sucker was pushed in real deep.  I ...
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