Our People

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July
17,
2018

Work-Life Balance. What's That?

By Diane Arnaout, M.D.

When I was approached to write articles about “Work -Life Balance” I couldn’t help but chuckle a little under my breath. Balance? What’s that? As a busy full-time pediatrician, wife to an even
July
17,
2018

An Introduction to Millennial Nurse Leadership - Stepping in Before You Think You’re Ready

By Danika Meyer, Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

“Oh, I can’t do that. I don’t have enough experience.” I remember uttering these words to my nurse manager after she encouraged me to pursue an open position as a clinical nurse educator. This
July
10,
2018

Deadly water: The Dangers of Swimming in Warm, Freshwater Lakes, Ponds and Rivers

Family uses tragedy to get word out on water-born amoebas

Aug. 29th marks the “angelversary” of the passing of then 7-year-old Kyle Gracin Lewis. Kyle spent the week being the outdoorsy little boy he was – swimming, fishing, boating and camping in Lake
June
28,
2018

1-Year-Old Bitten By Rattlesnake Recovering At Cook Children’s

Four kids treated at medical center for snake bite this week

About one minute outside was all it took for 1-year-old Harrison Bakke to be bitten by a baby rattlesnake. It happened just three feet from the door of his home in Abilene, Texas on Tuesday, June

Blogs

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July
17,
2018

Why Breastfeeding Is Important

A lactation consultant explains the benefits and facts about nursing

As Cook Children’s virtual lactation consultant, you probably won’t be surprised to learn I am very passionate about the importance of breastfeeding. But if you’ve ever had a consult with me, you
July
17,
2018
"I swear he looked worse when I called." "She hasn't been this active in days." "She felt so hot when we left the house." I get it. I've always tried to understand when I hear parents say these kind of
July
10,
2018

Let's learn something: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease!

Dr. Diane gives us the facts on this 'super contagious' virus

I always hear the "Jaws" music playing in my head when I see these little ones toddle into my office. Dun dun...there's the rash....dun dun....fever too....dun dun...won't eat or
March
08,
2018

Parents, Stop Shaming Yourselves

A pediatrician and mom says we're important to our kids, even with our shortcomings

Dr. Vanessa Charette provided wise counsel in her blog titled “Do you ‘Mom-Shame?’—Well Shame on You.” As a complement to that, I would like to propose an important next step—that we parents stop