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September
20,
2017

The Death of Ethan: A Life of Chronic Pain Ends in Tragedy

Parents recall how their son became dependent on opioids and other medication

She holds in her hands the autopsy report of her 19-year-old son, a young man with dreams to “do something big in this world.” Tracy Jensen often thinks about her son, Ethan. He was
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September
06,
2017

'I don’t think I’ve ever been tested more as a nurse'

Cook Children's employee helps those in need during Hurricane Harvey

Candace Wilson saw plenty of tough situations as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children’s, but nothing compared to the havoc she witnessed while trying to evacuate a
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August
08,
2017

Swabbing For Suzy: Why I Became a Bone Marrow Donor

Dr. Diane explains how you could save someone's life by swabbing the inside of your cheek

I'm gonna get a little personal with this one. And while I typically write about pediatric health issues on this page, I'm going to broaden things to include adult health too right
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July
28,
2017

Kids' Paper Airplane Stand Filled with Love for Cook Children's

Brother and sister donate $40 in the cutest way possible

From Mandy White, supervisor of regulatory affairs in the research administration office at Cook Children's: "This is my third month here at Cook Children’s. My husband is a
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September
20,
2017
Suicide in children and adolescents is a difficult topic to discuss. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among all children and adolescents in the U.S. As a mental health professional, my worst fear is a child prematurely ending his or her
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September
15,
2017

8 facts about lupus

Selena Gomez puts auto-immune disease in spotlight

It wasn't rehab for drug addiction or a mental breakdown after her break-up with Justin Bieber that caused Selena Gomez to step out of the spotlight in December 2013. In an interview with
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September
11,
2017

4 Technological Advances in Newborn Care and a Pediatrician’s Review

The Doc Smitty looks at the latest technology in parenting a baby

I love almost everything about practicing pediatrics but if there are two topics I have to pick as my favorites they would be: 1.Technology 2.Newborns So, you might not be surprised to hear
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September
08,
2017

My child is short … is that OK?

A pediatric endocrinologist gives an in-depth look at evaluating a child’s height

I think that human beings are drawn to see uniqueness in our surroundings. We make note of differences and often form quick impressions about what we see. Difference in height from person to person,
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