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2021
April
14,
2021
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
It was in her daughter’s darkest moments that Taylor Rogers clung to hope. A diagnosis of less than one in a million; she knew life would be hard, but tiny three-year-old Rubye continues to bring great joy to their lives.From the moment she was born,...
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April
13,
2021
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Two in a series. Humans are social beings. History teaches us that even the early nomads moved together in tribes, finding strength, safety and security in numbers. We are wired for togetherness.So what happens when we can’t be together? What does it...
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April
12,
2021
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
If you’re shopping for a new car seat or accessories, buyer beware. You may be surprised to find that many products found in stores and online are not regulated.“Just because it says crash tested doesn’t mean it’s been reviewed or approved by any reg...
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April
09,
2021
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
*Updated April 13, 2021*Pfizer-BioNTech recently released information regarding their COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective for children 12 to 15. The vaccine is currently available for use in those 16 and older based on previous trials and is ap...
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April
08,
2021
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
Growing up in Cleburne, Texas, life was not always easy for Julia. As a young child with autism, she suffered physical abuse at the hands of her biological family. The violence was so bad, it left scars. She was placed into foster care, and at age 12...
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April
06,
2021
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
One in a series. One year into COVID-19, it’s clear the pandemic is taking a toll on the mental wellbeing of children and teens.In March, a record 43 patients were admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center after attempting suicide. This staggering f...
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March
31,
2021
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
Many families are excited about decorating eggs, having Easter egg hunts and participating in other holiday traditions this week. Although this is the second Easter holiday during the COVID-19 global pandemic, now is not the time to let your guard do...
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March
29,
2021
| 09:42 AM America/Chicago
On your mark. Get set. Pow!The white smoke from the official's starter gun rises in the air as the runners sprint around the track.Two, four, six, eight...The competitive cheerleaders chant before they begin their routine.There’s dead silence. Then t...
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March
25,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.The last few weeks have been hard, to say the least. Although the new year brought hope that we would begin to look to a “return to normal” after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, things haven’t felt so positive. It is onl...
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March
24,
2021
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
The decision to choose brain surgery is never easy for a parent.But for some patients with severe seizures who have not responded to medications or who have had significant side effects with medications, epilepsy surgery might be the best option. The...
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March
22,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
It’s one thing to have had a baby in the unprecedented times that defined 2020. It’s another thing altogether to deliver a baby with a serious medical condition in a year already filled with so much uncertainty and hardship, but that was the scary re...
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March
18,
2021
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I encourage breastfeeding when possible, but FED is BEST. If breastfeeding isn’t working out for mom or baby, we have plenty of other options with formulas. There are so many types of formulas that the process of choosing whic...
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March
15,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Disclaimer: Some visuals in this video and story were filmed prior to the mask-wearing requirement.Coming off one of the busiest winters in its history, with record high inpatient volumes, Cook Children’s employees, medical staff and leadership looke...
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March
09,
2021
| 11:09 AM America/Chicago
With the Texas mask mandate expiring tomorrow, you may be wondering what this means for your child and family.You may be asking questions like:“Does my child still need to wear a mask?”“What does this mean for my child’s school?”“Can we have a normal...
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March
08,
2021
| 10:01 AM America/Chicago
For most children, the game Operation was just for fun. For Kanika Bowen-Jallow, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at Cook Children’s, the game sparked a passion that would lead to a career and a distinct honor.“I loved the game,” Dr. Bowen-Jallow recalled. ...
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March
04,
2021
| 15:24 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Cook Children’s has made every effort to keep patients and families safe while following the latest guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since Nov. 16, only one caregiver ...
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March
02,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
It’s a story of life and death, bringing together a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse and grieving parents. A child that only lived a few days at Cook Children’s Medical Center in 1996 and her legacy still thriving 25 years later. A story of ...
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March
01,
2021
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.When I graduated from my pediatric residency 11 years ago, I knew there would be questions from parents daily about their child's growth, development, illness, behavior, etc. "What’s this new movement?""Is this behavior normal?"...
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February
26,
2021
| 12:43 PM America/Chicago
Close your eyes and use your imagination for a moment. You’re in medical school and walk into your anatomy class. You lay eyes on the most beautiful person you’ve ever seen. You ask them on a date. One date turns into two, and two turns into forever....
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February
24,
2021
| 08:38 AM America/Chicago
Today is SCN2A Awareness Day, a day recognizing a rare cause of epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autism. The SCN2A gene is found on chromosome 2 position 24.3, thus the significance of 2/24.To help raise awareness of this rare genetic cause of ...
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February
23,
2021
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
“I’m so tough, not even a broken heart can stop me.” Those are words Tony and Ashlea Peña hope their daughter Sydni will always live by. Sydni is an energetic toddler with a warrior spirit. She loves to run, jump, and spend time outdoors with her sis...
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February
22,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center achieved its fourth consecutive Magnet® designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), making it one of only 10 freestanding children’s hospitals in the world to receive this prestigious recognition ...
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February
19,
2021
| 16:05 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the historic and devastating winter storm in Texas, we’ve been able to witness moments of sacrifice, hope, compassion and togetherness. While we know so many families are still struggling, including some of our own, we wanted to share a th...
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February
16,
2021
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center is seeing an increase in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning as historic frigid temperatures continue across the state. Sam Selby, D.O., emergency medicine physician at Cook Children’s, treated at least 13 patients ...
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February
15,
2021
| 12:20 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I’m writing this from home, dressed in three layers and with all unnecessary electrical items turned off. I’m anxious about when the power may go in and out, and if the water will continue dripping from the faucets. During ext...
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February
13,
2021
| 10:05 AM America/Chicago
Rebecca Benson had a feeling the weather predictions would be wrong when she woke up Thursday, Feb. 11. As she suspected, no winter storm arrived overnight to cancel school for her two children. Like any other day, she quietly put on her scrubs while...
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February
11,
2021
| 17:10 PM America/Chicago
At least six people died and dozens more were rushed to local hospitals after icy roads caused over a 100-car pileup in Fort Worth early Thursday morning. The mass casualty incident was one of several fatal car accidents across the Dallas/Fort Worth ...
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February
10,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.Parenting can be hard. Everyday stresses can decrease patience and make parenting even harder. Always try to slow down, take advantage of every moment, and seize the opportunity to turn negative experiences into positive on...
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February
09,
2021
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
An alarming government report regarding toxic heavy metals in baby food may have caught your attention. It says these foods are “tainted” with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.Is this information cause for concern? Yes, but it’s...
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February
08,
2021
| 16:06 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.Poop jokes are not my favorite kind of jokes. But they are a solid number two!!Joking aside, constipation can be a major pain in the behind. I just can’t stop myself!Let’s get down to business. Constipation is NOT HOW OFTEN yo...
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