• Grownups be smart: Put down the phone at the pool

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    July
    2016
    Forgive the safety experts at Cook Children’s if they are coming across as bossy or even condemning, but they are at their wits’ end trying to find a message that stop the tragic amounts of ... Read more
  • CPR: How to save a life in under 4 minutes

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    June
    2016
    The month of June has been a deadly one at Cook Children's. Twenty-four children have drowned and three of those were fatal. Now we head into the Fourth of July weekend. Last year, during the ... Read more
  • 6 tips to avoid furniture tip-overs in your home

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    June
    2016
    Ikea, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling 29 million Malm chests of drawers in North America after the death of three children in the United States. The furniture ... Read more
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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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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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July
01,
2016

My Kid Minute: The Doc Smitty & what you need to know about mosquitoes

Plagues aren’t upon us, but mosquitoes are

Baby frogs like funny dogs. Baby hogs like daddy’s dogs. That’s how I remembered this: Blood, frogs, lice, flies, disease, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, death. You might ask, why was I ...
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June
29,
2016

Flying with your baby

Doc Smitty answers 4 common questions from families

"Should I take my baby on an airplane?" This question comes up fairly often in my clinic, but with summer travel, I have heard it more often than usual this year. Perhaps it’s been all the rain ...
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June
24,
2016

Why your children should stay inside while you mow the lawn

And nope, they can't just stand on the patio and watch.

You really can’t go into summer without the looming chore of yardwork staring at you. But summer is supposed to be fun in the sun! Sand in your hand! Cool in the pool! Whether you are mowing or you ...
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June
21,
2016

The trend in youth sports injuries parents should know

What has changed in sports medicine over the past decade

If you are the parent of a young athlete, you may have noticed a difference in the way kids are participating in sports than when you were a kid. At Cook Children’s SPORTS Rehab, we’ve noticed ...
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