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2021
July
30,
2021
| 13:10 PM America/Chicago
By Lanna McClain, M.D.We all know that Mary Poppins was great with kids, and she had a magic carpetbag full of thrills and fun for her two small friends. She even had magic syrup to help Michael and Jane take their medicine. But as parents and pediat...
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July
29,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Getting ready to go back to school?Don’t forget to schedule your child’s well visit to make sure all concerns are addressed and all vaccines are up to date. Plus, your pediatrician can sign those sports physical forms at the ...
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July
27,
2021
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
By Marc Mazade, M.D., medical director of Infection Control and Prevention at Cook Children’s Medical Center1. Make sure all children are up to date on the routine childhood vaccinations needed for school entry. Access to medical offices, fear of lea...
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July
26,
2021
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
Eric Hubli, M.D., FACS, FAAP, is officially the first person to hold the title ‘Surgeon-in-Chief’ at Cook Children’s Health Care System. In his new role, Dr. Hubli will act as the presiding administrative leader over all surgery and procedure-related...
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July
22,
2021
| 12:47 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all children over age 2 wear masks in school this fall. The internet rejoiced, everyone agreed it was a great plan, scientists and politicians shook hands, and no one had ...
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July
21,
2021
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center has lowered the number of opioid pain medication prescriptions to its patients by more than half since its Safe and Sound stewardship program began three years ago. The program was put in place in response to a national...
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July
20,
2021
| 13:02 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen in a series. Adil Sayani thought he was hiding his addiction to prescription pills. In late 2020, his parents suspected something was going on with the 17-year-old Bedford resident, but they had no idea how bad things had become until they re...
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July
19,
2021
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is proud to announce its Hyperinsulinism Center is now one of six Hyperinsulinism Centers of Excellence in the world. The designation, awarded by Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, recognizes centers that pro...
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July
16,
2021
| 12:16 PM America/Chicago
CBS News - For 10 days, a machine at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, has helped a 9-month-old baby breathe. At first, Kate Crowell thought her son, Bridger, was coming down with a cold."He would have coughing bouts where he was c...
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July
15,
2021
| 16:36 PM America/Chicago
Unusual for this time of year, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is hitting children hard across the south including at Cook Children's. The medical center recorded 184 cases last week, continuing the climb of infections that first started in April. ...
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July
15,
2021
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
When we think back on some of the most memorable days in our lives, we often think of a baby’s first steps, an important anniversary or even a graduation. For Crystal Foster, one of the most vivid days to date happened on May 31, 1990. Crystal was in...
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July
13,
2021
| 09:48 AM America/Chicago
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Texas, including at Cook Children's. As of July 12, eight children were hospitalized for COVID-19, up from three on July 9. In an interview with WFAA, pediatric infectious diseases physician Nicholas Rister, M.D. sai...
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July
12,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/Chicago
Fourteen in a series. Talking about hard things isn’t easy, especially for a child or teen. It’s scary to be vulnerable. But talking can bring clarity. Sharing your hurts, struggles and stress can be a release, and leaning on someone you love can lig...
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July
12,
2021
| 11:41 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is among 33 hospitals in the world to receive the coveted Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The group recognized Cook Children’s Emergency Department (ED) for demonstrating exceptional and i...
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July
12,
2021
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
One of the most common questions our experts hear is, “Why do I need to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already had COVID?”It’s a good question and one that Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s und...
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July
08,
2021
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
By Celina D. Cepeda, M.D.It’s summer! That magical time of the year when school is out, and kids can be more active. It also brings sweltering temperatures, which leads to sweaty, thirsty children that can become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to n...
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July
07,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
A new webinar series called “What’s Driving Your Decision?” takes on the myths and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to spread accurate, understandable information.The Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s, developed the se...
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July
01,
2021
| 09:25 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I absolutely love fireworks, something about the smell of the burning punk, after eating a barbequed hamburger followed by homemade peach cobbler…. It’s just the best. Watching the beautiful fountains explode in an array of co...
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July
01,
2021
| 09:19 AM America/Chicago
With the summer heat rising in Texas, many families are making their way to area lakes to cool off. And if they don’t already have a life jacket -- a new Lifeguard Your Child initiative aims to make sure they are protected in and around the water.The...
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June
30,
2021
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is releasing a series of drowning prevention PSA videos ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.The videos, which are part of the Lifeguard Your Child initiative, feature simulations of some of the most common drowning ...
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June
29,
2021
| 07:33 AM America/Chicago
Thirteen in a series. The onset of loneliness, anxiety and depression in teens and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp rise in reports of dangerous eating behaviors.The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline saw...
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June
28,
2021
| 09:25 AM America/Chicago
In Cook Children’s Emergency Department, treating gunshot victims requires all hands on deck. The moments are precious as staff work against the clock to save young lives. The goal? To rescue every child who comes through the sliding doors. The reali...
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June
25,
2021
| 10:07 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.  With the beginning of summer well underway, I have seen many kiddos in the office with a very typical summer rash. It’s a rash that usually appears on the hands, feet, and around the mouth, giving it the name Hand, Foot, ...
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June
24,
2021
| 09:41 AM America/Chicago
Carey Cribbs, M.D., is an emergency department (ED) physician at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Recently, she’s seen two cases of children swallowing water beads, a trendy toy for children.“We’ve had two toddlers come into the ED with the beads lodg...
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June
22,
2021
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
“I feel like my child has been sick for 3 months.”“When will this cough ever go away?”These and similar questions have been the topic of the last month at my practice.And while I know parents are annoyed and I’m annoyed and the kids are annoyed - eve...
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June
22,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Twelve in a series. Imagine living through a tornado. The wind howling over the sound of sirens. Lightning illuminates your home. Then, you hear it - the roar. You watch the ceiling start to give way. Fear turns to panic. Running on adrenaline, your ...
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June
21,
2021
| 15:21 PM America/Chicago
The family of Michael Stuyvesant knows he beat the odds on a hot June day six years ago when he survived being accidentally left in the mini-van parked outside their Garland home.Michael, 3 years old at the time, experienced brain swelling, seizures ...
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June
18,
2021
| 09:42 AM America/Chicago
Every time competitive dancer Kambri Gaut takes the stage—whether hip-hop dancing, tapping or clogging—she transforms into a silent warrior.The audience can’t see the battle that may be raging inside her as she moves to the music. At any given moment...
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June
17,
2021
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.Prepping for college starts far before senior year. You child needs to show years of volunteer/ community activities, sports participation, music/ arts, and special interests throughout their high school years. What makes them...
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June
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Diane ArnaoutThis is my friend Van.Van is at my pool. Since all of us parents are now COVID-vaccinated, we are feeling more comfortable with outdoor playdates. And our new pool has been a great escape from the heat!We parents have loved to see eac...
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