• Is your teen's smart phone making them depressed?

    03
    May
    2016
    If you ask most teens what they enjoy doing in their free time, you can bet you’ll hear the words Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat in their answer. Teenagers’ lives exist on social media. They ... Read more
  • Toddlers shot 23 people in the U.S. so far this year

    02
    May
    2016
    In the first four months of this year, at least 23 toddlers shot someone in this country. The Washington Post reports that since April 20, 2016, there have been at least seven instances of a 1-, 2 ... Read more
  • Adding Magic to Medicine

    29
    April
    2016
    If you had the opportunity to have one wish granted, what would you wish for? This may seem like a magical question to some or even silly to others, but for thousands of children with life-threatening ... Read more
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April
29,
2016

Her heart is in the right place

Nurse practitioner inspired by experiences she had as a patient at Cook Children’s

Being a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner isn’t an easy job. It means spending long hours monitoring, counseling and educating heart surgery patients during one of the most stressful times of their ...
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April
15,
2016

'Totally surreal' - From volunteer to neurologist

A Cook Children's neurologist looks back on her days as a volunteer

When Cynthia Keator, M.D., pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Cook Children’s, walks the halls that overlook the Atrium, she recalls the awe that Cook Children’s Medical Center gave her ...
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March
30,
2016

The surgeon: Helping kids like his own

A profile of Cook Children's medical director of Neurosurgery

Several moments throughout his life, led John Honeycutt, M.D., to becoming the chief neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas. But none really shaped the doctor he is like the birth of ...
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February
24,
2016

Mended but never fixed: The truth behind congenital heart defects

CHD patients need lifelong care, but most don’t know it

Kenda Hooker was 3 years old when doctors discovered a hole in the top chamber of her heart. Like many congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, she went on with her life assuming her heart had been ‘ ...
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April
27,
2016

Your child's broken bones: 4 questions you never thought to ask

A doctor looks at why kids break their bones and when you should be concerned

Broken bones are a part of growing up for many children. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 children will have at least one broken bone before age 19 with the likelihood of a broken bone higher in boys than ...
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April
20,
2016

7 mistakes parents make when treating their child’s fever

Doc Smitty on the errors parents commit

If you’re not treating fever right, it could leave your child miserable. If you make a mistake, it could be harmful. Myths about fever are common. And, no, you don’t have to go to the ER for ...
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April
19,
2016

To Spy Or Not To Spy?

Information Systems Security Officer suggests best ways to monitor your child’s online activity

I see a trend that troubles me. I have kids. Two of my kids are adults and out on their own; however, I also still have two at home who need guidance as they grow. I want them to grow up to be ...
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April
18,
2016

Myths about breast size and development

A pediatrician explains breast growth

There are a lot of myths about breast size and development. It can be hard for a young girl to know what to believe and she often has questions that go unanswered about her growing breasts. Breast ...
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