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February
04,
2016

Boil water notice: What would happen if you drink it?

North Fort Worth in the affected area

If you are one of the thousands of residents impacted by a boil water notice in North Fort Worth, you may wonder what that actually means to you and your child. Well, first of all don’t wonder to ...
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February
03,
2016

Cook Children’s Project ADAM aims to save lives

Two things you can learn right now

In the middle of a high school volleyball match in Georgia, one gut-wrenching moment stopped everyone in their tracks. Loganville Christian Academy senior Claire Crawford was playing one second and on ...
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February
02,
2016

Zika virus confirmed in Dallas County

11 facts about potentially dangerous virus that may cause microcephaly in children

The first case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Dallas County and as an STD. Dallas County Health and Human Services claims the case was caused by a person having sexual contact with an ...
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February
02,
2016

The warning signs of teen suicide

Child psychologists address when parents should be concernedd

The students and staff at Plano East high school spent their first day back at school dealing with grief and shock after two 17-year-old students had committed suicide over the weekend. The two ...
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February
05,
2016

Concussions: How many are too many?

A SPORTS physical therapist's message to parents of football players

With the Super Bowl marking the end of football season and the movie Concussion starring Will Smith in theatres the topic of concussions has never been more talked about more than it is today. If ...
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February
03,
2016

Does my preschool child have ADHD?

The Doc Smitty looks at the symptoms and diagnosis of ADHD

I am not kidding when I say that I had a mother of a 6 month old ask me if her child was going to be ADHD, “Because he just moves all the time!” While that was an easy question to answer, I do ...
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February
01,
2016

Is it a cold or allergies?

A pediatrician on how to tell the difference

Ok let's figure it out - Is it allergies or is it a cold? Both allergies and colds share a lot of similar symptoms: sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, feeling tired, feeling achy. ...
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January
29,
2016

Postpartum depression and your pediatrician: What's being asked?

The Doc Smitty promises to do better in watching for depression among new moms

Dear new moms, I have to start with an apology. It’s not that I didn’t care, or wasn’t concerned. I asked about feedings and dirty diapers. I asked about sleep positioning. I asked ...
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November
01,
2015

Ryan’s Hope: Will DBS surgery change his life?

The story of Cook Children’s 100th Deep Brain Stimulation patient

Ryan Conder didn’t stand out from any other kid in the small Texas town of Olney, Texas. He was as typical a little fellow as you could find, except maybe for a pretty quick one liner and swing of a ...
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October
07,
2015

Izzy goes home

A Cook Children’s all-star ‘breaks out’ after one year in the hospital

At 11 years old, Isabel "Izzy" Bonilla has spent a lot of days and nights away from home. Her longest stint, more than 356 days, ends today. After a year of needle pokes, hospital rooms and being ...
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September
23,
2015

When it comes to battling cancer: She rocks!

Teen finds comfort in music as she fights against Ewing Sarcoma

Tori Pence has loved music since she was 7 years old when her grandfather gifted her with her first guitar. But it wasn’t until she was admitted to Cook Children’s that her passion for music ...
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