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August
26,
2015
For many children, walking or biking is a convenient and healthy way to get to school. However, it can be potentially unsafe and even deadly when not done correctly. Last year, the Cook Children...
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August
25,
2015

Preparing a young child for the death of a parent

Psychologist give advice on helping children following the death of a parent

The thought that your graying mom or dad might no longer be with you someday is unberable for most adults. But recently, a mom wrote in for help. Her husband is dying and she wanted to know how to ...
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August
24,
2015

Your kids are ready for school. Are you?

Back-to-school (stress) primer for parents

Kids aren't the only ones who experience back-to-school anxieties - parents do too. Here's how you can calm your concerns and enjoy this annual adventure with your child. ...
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August
20,
2015

5 questions every parent should ask their child's teacher

A local educator's advice for success in school

The summer is grinding to a halt and it's almost time to send the kids back to school. While parents are busy buying backpacks and school supplies, teachers are preparing to welcome new students i...
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August
28,
2015

Rubella - don’t panic, do vaccinate

Doc Smitty and what you need to know about rubella case in Tarrant County

Rubella was declared eradicated from North and South America just this past April. So why did the Tarrant County Health Department just announce that there is a case of rubella in a Texas Christian...
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August
27,
2015

How do I know if my child needs glasses?

3 tips on vision problems and 4 ways to make your child wear glasses from Doc Smitty

There are two types of doctor as parents. One thinks that their child has everything dangerous they’ve ever read about or seen. The other blows everything off and assumes that their child is goi...
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August
25,
2015

The risks of rape on college campuses

10 tips to help keep your college student safe from sexual assault

A young woman begins her freshman year in college. She’s nervous, but gets invited to an “invite-only” party by a senior guy.He offers her something to drink to calm her nerves....
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August
24,
2015

What your child's teacher needs to know

6 ways you can help the teacher better understand your child

Every child’s greatest advocate should be the parent. After all no one knows your child, better than you. So as the school year begins, I thought I would offer some tips for talking to your chil...
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August
21,
2015

There's no such thing as 'just' having your bell rung

Why all concussions should be taken seriously

Have you ever heard the expression that an athlete just had his or her “bell rung”? This is often said when someone is hit in the head during a sporting event. But this type of injury s...
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July
02,
2015

Drowning tragedy - 'I can't believe this happened to me'

Two short minutes changed everything. Mom tells her story

As parents we have all watched the news to see a sad story where a child was injured or died.  And we’ve also been that parent who thought in the back of their mind, “That is so sad. ...
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June
22,
2015

'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 ga...
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