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2022
May
20,
2022
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
Professional Bull Riders are in town for the World Finals 2022 at Dickies Arena. The cowboys stopped by Cook Children's Medical Center to bring some smiles to our patients!Patients made horseshoes and belt buckles at craft stations, plus played some ...
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May
19,
2022
| 15:20 PM America/Chicago
Wednesday marks National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, which is a great time to spotlight one of the largest medical transport programs in the nation.By Eline deBruijn WigginsFor nearly 40 years, Teddy Bear Transport has extended the r...
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May
19,
2022
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Five-year-old Austyn Rabel is one of more than 2.5 million people in the world with Neurofibromatosis (NF). When she was just 10 months old, Austyn had developed 13 café au lait (light brown) spots on her body. She came to Cook Children’s Medical Cen...
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May
18,
2022
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleDrowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of accidental death in kids ages 1 to 14. It’s also 100% preventable.Keeping kids safe in and around water is all about layers of pr...
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May
17,
2022
| 16:27 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for children ages 5 to 11. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to share ...
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May
17,
2022
| 12:42 PM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 12 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication in...
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May
11,
2022
| 13:42 PM America/Chicago
Kendra Scott's Kendra Cares program stopped by Tuesday to surprise mothers and patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.The moms created custom jewelry at no cost, as a part of the program. They chose their own colors and components to create a pie...
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May
11,
2022
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerIf your child or teen recently hit a growth spurt, last summer’s life jacket might not fit now.So before your family heads to the lake, make sure everyone has a life jacket that fits properly, based on the weight of the person wearing i...
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May
10,
2022
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
***Warning*** In this very powerful episode, a brave parent talks about losing his child to suicide. While educational and impactful, we want to make you aware that this segment could be tough to listen to. You can listen to Episode 11 of the Raising...
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May
09,
2022
| 14:07 PM America/Chicago
The formula shortage is hitting home for many families. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics shared advice for parents and said parents should talk to their pediatricians.A recall in February from Abbott Nutrition has placed extra pressure o...
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May
09,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs the mother of three boys, I’ve seen the inside of an urgent care center and emergency room a time or two. I’ve learned not to panic at the first sight of blood. But when I saw my 13-year-old passed out on the living room floor after...
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May
06,
2022
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! Patients celebrated with their moms this week.At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), patients dressed up and posed with their moms to celebrate their first Mother's Day!Other patients and their moms celebrated with Mother's D...
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May
03,
2022
| 13:14 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 10 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventi...
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April
28,
2022
| 16:57 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleOne day your baby is securely nestled into their rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. The next, they’re 16 and climbing into the driver’s seat eager to conquer the open road. For parents, it’s a moment of both pride and shee...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to authorize its COVID vaccine for children from 6 months old to 6 years old. If the FDA approves, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Contr...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:39 AM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas – Cook Children’s Health Care System is teaming up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this weekend to prevent medication overdoses. The groups are hosting a Med Take Back event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to...
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April
28,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Samantha Harris, a nurse manager of the Hematology-Oncology Center at Cook Children’s Medical Center, has been nominated as a candidate for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year.“As a leukemia survivor and pediatric oncology nurse here at C...
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April
27,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.I remember scrolling through a Facebook group for physicians a few years ago, and a popular post rolled onto my screen, written by a confused pediatrician.“What the heck is up with all these moms wanting their baby’s tongues cut...
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April
26,
2022
| 14:30 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 9 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventio...
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April
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the amazing people who dedicate their time to Cook Children’s patients, families and Our Promise.National Volunteer Week (April 17-23) recognizes the contributions that volunteers make every...
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April
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
Because of organ donation, the tragic death of 7-year-old Justin Owens produced a new lease on life for four other people.Justin is one of 58 deceased patients at Cook Children’s who became organ donors from 2017 to 2021. Those donors provided 223 ki...
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April
20,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s primary care pediatricians now have new tools at their disposal to address the spike in mental health issues among the youth in the wake of the pandemic.Earlier this month, about 60 Cook Children’s primary care physicians attended vir...
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April
19,
2022
| 13:30 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 8 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventio...
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April
18,
2022
| 16:33 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has treated 17 drownings so far in 2022 through April 13, three of which were fatal.This is an alarming increase compared to January through May 1 in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, according to Cook Children's data.This year, 11 dro...
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April
15,
2022
| 13:55 PM America/Chicago
Happy Easter! For the first time since 2019, Cook Children's safely gathered together again to celebrate Easter. Patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) dressed up in adorable outfits to celebrate their first Easter.Other patients partici...
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April
14,
2022
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
By Carmen OchoaSpring is officially here! Along with the start of spring, allergies are starting back up again as well. However, at Cook Children’s there has been an increase in flu cases at CCHCS this past month and the cold season isn’t over just y...
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April
13,
2022
| 11:08 AM America/Chicago
April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Cook Children’s will display this year’s campaign on 50 Trinity Metro buses.National Child Abuse Prevention Month brings awareness to recognizing and reporting child abuse. It also recognizes the ...
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April
12,
2022
| 15:51 PM America/Chicago
Tune into our latest episode of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the Joy Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide ...
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April
12,
2022
| 11:06 AM America/Chicago
A new national “report card” gives Texas mixed grades statewide for school policies that support the mental health of students and teachers.Texas schools received a top score for efforts to promote engagement with families and community partners. The...
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April
07,
2022
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
Parents and caregivers may have seen discussion of avian influenza (bird flu) through social media or news outlets. Zoos across the country are moving birds indoors to protect them. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the risk to the publi...
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