• 22
    June
    2018
    By now you've probably met Ayla. The video of her hearing for the first time after a successful cochlear implant by Cook Children's Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon Kristen Honsinger, M.D., has Read more
  • 20
    June
    2018
    In my first article, I introduced you to our family and described the first few years of our daughter’s treatment for leukemia. On her last day of treatment, August 29, 2011, doctors discovered that Read more
  • 19
    June
    2018
    “The Incredibles 2” scored the biggest domestic debut ever for an animated movie, making more than $180 million since its release on June 15. With a 14-year hiatus between the original and the Read more

Our People

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June
21,
2018
Fox 4 - An Amarillo toddler heard sound for the first time on Tuesday thanks to a special implant.    
May
11,
2018

Pediatrician Shares The Laughter and Tears of Being a Mom

'Motherhood is more than I thought it would be'

Motherhood is more than I thought it would be – the good and the bad. More laughter at his smile and more tears with his failures. More sleepless nights and worries from infancy to adolescence
May
02,
2018
WFAA - Emergency physician Dan Guzman, M.D. launches 'Aim for Safety' program to show the importance of gun locks and safes. Link to story here.    
April
24,
2018

Birthday Gifts for Patients

8 Year Old Donates Presents to Cook Children's

The Peter Pan Birthday Club of Cook Children's is open to all kids ages 12 and under and is designed to foster and encourage philanthropy in children. Click here to learn

Blogs

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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
January
26,
2018

Here’s What You need to Know about Kanmushi and Sugar Bugs

Doc Smitty with information on syndrome in traditional Japanese medicine

Kanmushi is a described syndrome in traditional Japanese medicine that is said to be linked to an insatiable desire for sugar and “insomnia, crying, irritability, bad mood, night terrors, biting
November
13,
2017

5 Ways Parents Can Improve Their Child's Vocabulary

The 'This' and 'That' of Improving Your Child's Language

The other day I went on vacation. We went over THERE. I enjoyed it because we did THIS and THAT. There was one activity where my son caught the THING and did THIS to it. We couldn’t stop laughing,
November
02,
2017

Why is my child falling down so much?

When to be concerned about your child’s falling

As you watch your little one walking or running during play, you may ask yourself, “Is my child falling too much?” Children initially begin to walk between the ages of 12 and 15 months. In the