• 26
    August
    2016
    It’s back to school time and that means your child will probably need Cook Children’s soon. Kids get sick this time of year with colds and flu, but they also injure themselves after a ... Read more
  • 26
    August
    2016
    A 19-year-old student at Texas A&M died over the weekend at a back-to-school party. A 911 caller told the dispatcher that the young man may have ingested some type of opioid prior to his death. Four ... Read more
  • 25
    August
    2016
    Parents of children with anaphylaxis, one of the most terrifying conditions I’ve seen in my career, might soon face an impossible choice. At any moment, their child might need an injection of a ... Read more
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August
12,
2016

Canines Clock In At Cook Children’s

Sit ... Stay ... PLAY: Pioneering dog-therapy program comforts patients

By Victoria Shelton Cook Children’s has brought in visiting dogs for decades as a way to help patients and their families cope with their situations, but it was one of the first hospitals ...
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August
03,
2016

The Art of Music: Therapy in Disguise

Cook Children's uses the arts to help heal

By Victoria Shelton As Shea Ingram makes her rounds up and down the halls of Cook Children’s Medical Center, she pulls behind her a red wagon filled with musical instruments, from guitars and ...
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June
08,
2016

Avery's Journey: An autism spectrum diagnosis

A mom chronicles her daughter's time at Cook Children's

“Life is all about how you handle Plan B” My mom gave me a ceramic plaque with this quote on it several years ago when I was going through a tough time. Over the years, it’s amazing how many ...
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June
03,
2016

The fighter: Young mom battles cancer

Inspiring story of woman living with Ewing’s sarcoma

Joshlynn Wilson fights her disease for one simple, but most incredible, reason – Zoey, her 2-year-old daughter. In August of 2013, Joshlynn was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive ...
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August
23,
2016

4 reasons your breastfed newborn doesn't need a feeding schedule

The Doc Smitty looks at your breastfeeding baby's needs

Here are four reasons I don't recommend putting a breastfed newborn on a feeding schedule: They need comfort and bonding. Imagine being thrown into a brand new, anxiety-provoking environment ...
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August
19,
2016

Let's Let Learn About Whooping Cough

Pediatrician gives the facts on Pertussis

Cough, cough, cough, cough, cough……….beep, beep, beep. This was a common sound heard on the inpatient floor this past year as I worked as a hospitalist. Young babies coughing until they ...
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August
15,
2016

Let's Learn About Tetanus

The disease that puts the T in DTaP

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month, we are educating about vaccine-preventable diseases and the ways you can protect yourself and your family from them. Vaccines are # ...
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August
11,
2016

At What Age Should a Child Own a Smartphone?

IS Security Officer has conversation on owning a phone with his own child

My wife and I are currently in a (two-year) debate with our 10-year old son. He just hit double digits and used that landmark as the basis for his argument to get a smartphone. I practice what I ...
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