Checkup Newsroom (News)
2017
September
22,
2017
As fall arrives and winter approaches, parents all over Texas will prepare for more runny noses and doctor visits. As doctors, we are preparing too. One of the most common illnesses we see is called bronchiolitis. In 2016, almost 3,000 children visit...
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September
21,
2017
Even after nearly 30 years as a policeman, the thought of child abduction leaves a knot in the stomach of Sgt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The recent reports of attempted abduction attempts in northeast Tarrant County...
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September
20,
2017
Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of dath for 5-14-year-olds. Lisa Elliott, a licensed psychologist and clinic manager of Cook Children’s Behavioral Health in Denton, says some chi...
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September
19,
2017
At first glance, brothers Garrett and TJ Little don’t share a whole lot in common. First, there’s a seven-year age difference. Then, Garrett is married and an operations manager for a company in Las Colinas, while TJ is a single, free spirt and an...
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September
18,
2017
“That wasn’t so bad.” Not many kids look forward to the flu shot, but almost all of them realize that it wasn’t as bad as they thought. Yes, it’s that time of year. Here are 6 questions we hear most often about the flu vaccine: 1. Who needs ...
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September
15,
2017
Selena Gomez posted a photo on her Instagram to let her fans know the reason why she has been “laying low” during the summer. She received a kidney transplant from her best friend, actress Francia Raisa. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney tr...
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September
13,
2017
Thanks to Senate Bill 1566, you will now know if someone in your child’s classroom has head lice. The bill requires school nurses to notify parents within 48 hours if their child or a classmate has been identified to have head lice. Along with ...
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September
12,
2017
Physician. Scientist. Researcher. The role of a pediatric hematologist and oncologist stretches far beyond the walls of Cook Children’s medical center because the physician participates in clinical trials and collaborates with other experts both n...
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September
07,
2017
One of my favorite movie moments is when Aunt Voula in My Big, Fat Greek Wedding learns that Ian Miller, the non-Greek protagonist soon to join the family, is a vegetarian. She asks, “What do you mean he don’t eat no meat?” and the hoopla of the ...
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September
05,
2017
By Ashley Parrott The Hematology/Oncology (H/O) floor at Cook Children’s is its own world. Bright green walls lead the way among the hustle and bustle of the daily routines of patients, families and doctors. But behind the miracles happening on th...
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September
01,
2017
Collin Main’s grandfather was always his hero. His granddad served in the military and survived the Pearl Harbor attack. He also instilled in Collin a code from an early age to help people in need and not to brag when you did the right thing. So C...
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September
01,
2017
All summer long we’ve asked parents to “Lifeguard Your Child.” The campaign’s focus has been on parents never taking their eyes off of their children while they are swimming … and that includes all the way to the car or house. “We’ve seen many ...
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August
29,
2017
Lily Faith has returned to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi. She was transported back to Driscoll on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, and her parents are so happy to have their little girl back home with them. ...
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August
28,
2017
Since learning fragile babies were being transported from Driscoll Children’s Hospital to our NICU as a result of Hurricane Harvey, many people have reached out to find ways they can help the families. Cook Children’s Case Management Team is worki...
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August
25,
2017
Critically ill babies arrived at Cook Children’s Level IV NICU on Aug. 24, 2017, after being transported throughout the evening and early morning as a result of Hurricane Harvey. All 10 babies arrived from the NICU at Driscoll Children’s Hospital ...
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August
23,
2017
The summer's over and it's time to send your kids back to school. While parents have been busy buying backpacks and school supplies, teachers have been preparing to welcome new students into their classrooms. Here at Cook Children's, we wondered what...
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August
22,
2017
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of mother...
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August
18,
2017
Growing up, I loved playing sports. I loved the competition and the comradery of being on a team. My dad loved watching me play and my mom did as well. What she didn’t enjoy as much was throwing all of my sweaty, dirty clothes in the wash or sitti...
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August
17,
2017
While an eclipse is a scientific wonder, it may also be scary for some kids. Here are some tips from Joy Crabtree to help your children enjoy the event: "When talking to your kids about the eclipse, I think it’s important to prepare them and let t...
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August
16,
2017
School is just around the corner, so it can be a very busy time for students and parents to start buying school supplies and school clothes for the new school year. One piece of equipment, which is often overlooked, is the essential backpack.  Doe...
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August
15,
2017
Co-sleeping The AAP recommends babies sleep in the same room as the parents, but not in the same bed (room-sharing without bed-sharing). Watch the video below to learn more about the dangers of co-sleeping with real stories from our experts: ...
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August
15,
2017
The Texas Department of State Health (DSHS) recommends that people drink and eat only pasteurized diary products (including soft cheese, ice cream, and yogurt). The DSHS has issued a health alert stating that a person contracted Brucellosis from cons...
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August
14,
2017
As a new school year begins, so do the arguments about vaccinations. Texas Department of State Health Services, which receives the information from schools of students who have declined vaccination  says, “Maintaining adequate immunization rates i...
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August
11,
2017
Following the tragic death of a 9-month-old  baby, Child Protective Services says the home he was staying at was not a licensed daycare. CBS DFW, Channel 11 says CPS is investigating the woman who left the child unattended in a car seat to see if she...
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August
10,
2017
Car seats may mean the difference in life or death if your child is riding in one during a wreck. Safe Kids Worldwide states that car seats used correctly reduce the potential of death by as much as 71 percent. But the tragic death of 9-month-old ...
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August
09,
2017
Anyone who has ever heard of Munchausen syndrome by proxy has probably asked themselves the same questions: Why in the world would a mother want to hurt her own child? And how does a child end up receiving unnecessary medical procedures? Don’t ...
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August
07,
2017
My kids are currently out of town for their annual summertime week with my mother, and that leaves us parents with some time to relax, eat out, watch Game of Thrones, and – drumroll – strategize about our parenting strategies. Yes, I know, that la...
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August
04,
2017
Startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the suicide rate among teenage girls has hit a 40-year high. According to data released Thursday, suicide rates doubled among girls and increased more than 30 perc...
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July
31,
2017
According to noheatstroke.org, 29 child vehicular heastroke deaths have occurred in the United States. Seven of those deaths occurred in Texas. A child dies from heatstroke about once every 10 days from being unattended in a hot vehicle. Heastroke...
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July
28,
2017
Summer's almost over and it's time for one last trip. Families are traveling all over the world by cars, trains, boats and planes. These different methods of travel can be a wonderful experience for children, but they may also come along with negativ...
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