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March
14,
2017

Moment By Moment: The Life Of a Child Life Specialist

A front row seat in the lives of so many kids stay at Cook Children's

Life is made up of lots of small moments (like when a kangaroo comes to visit). Working at Cook Children's as a child life specialist I get a front row seat to some of the biggest moments in the ...
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March
07,
2017

Two Heart Surgeries Can’t Slow Down Track Star

Cook Children’s helps keep runner on track

Nick Albus moves fast. After all, not even two heart surgeries can slow down the Kansas State, and Arlington Martin grad, sprinter down. Albus, 20 years old and a sophomore, underwent his first ...
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March
02,
2017

Ivy's Story

Our first cardiac patient to benefit from 3D printing technology

Cook Children's 3D aPPROaCH Lab The new three-dimensional lab for the planning and printing of congenital heart disease (3D aPPROaCH Lab) uses advanced technology to support pre-surgical ...
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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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March
27,
2017

9 Signs You Should Be Worried About Your Child's Constipation

Doc Smitty explains the warning signs that your child needs help

Constipation in children is common. It affects 30 percent of kids at some point in their life, is usually short lived and not severe. Most people call this functional constipation (despite ...
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March
24,
2017

Is Baby-Led Weaning Right For Your Child?

Pediatrician looks at best methods to introduce solid food

If you ask about how best to introduce solids to your baby you will get many opinions and theories – and that is because there is more than one way to do it. In cultures around the world the ...
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March
22,
2017

8 Of the Worst Myths about Raw Milk and Pasteurization

Doc Smitty on if unpasteurized milk is healthy for your baby

Drinking raw, unpasteurized milk has been touted by some as a solution to just about every various health conditions. There are claims that raw milk can help with allergies, skin health, boost ...
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March
20,
2017

The Problems, Signs And Treatments of a Tongue-Tied Baby

Doc Smitty on one of the most common causes for a nursing problem

“Your baby needs surgery in order to breastfeed correctly.” Those probably won’t be the words that are said, but it might be the message that you hear. Breastfeeding can be a ...
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