• What are the 4 venomous snakes found in Texas?

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    May
    2016
    Already in the month of May, two children have been cared for at Cook Children's after getting bit by a snake. As summer approaches, more kids will be outside and parents should take the opportunity ... Read more
  • This life-saving tip could prevent your child from drowning

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    May
    2016
    Before you head to the lake or the pool, take a moment to read the label on your children’s life vests or life-saving swim devices. It could save their lives. “For children’s safety, ... Read more
  • Taken - Protecting your child from abduction

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    May
    2016
    May is Missing Children’s Month and May 25 is Missing Children’s Day. The 25th coincides with the anniversary of the disappearance of Etan Patz, a 6 year old boy from New York who went missing on ... Read more
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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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May
06,
2016

Graham's story: 'He felt us'

Employee learns first-hand the care a baby receives at Cook Children’s

When she was 20 weeks pregnant, Ashleigh Wilford went with David, her husband, for what was supposed to be a routine sonogram. But during the visit, things didn’t go as planned or even hoped. The ...
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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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May
26,
2016

Is your baby ready for swim lessons?

One of our pediatricians gives her opinion

“I would love to know the opinions of some of the [Cook Children’s] physicians on the new trend of starting babies in swimming lessons as early as 6 months. It seems to be gaining popularity, but ...
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May
20,
2016

The deets on DEET

Let's learn something about ... protecting your children from mosquitos

Let's learn something about ... DEET! DEET gets a pretty bad rap. In a day and age where people are pushing for the more "natural" approaches to prevention and medical care, DEET seems to be the ...
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May
19,
2016

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. The drink is ...
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May
17,
2016

The three-day potting training myth

The Doc Smitty on finding the right method for your child and you

Despite any blog posts you read guaranteed, you might not be able to potty train your child in three days. There, I said it. Those of you who insist that every child can do so, comment away. ...
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