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2021
January
12,
2021
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
Calamine lotion.This common remedy for itchiness is the reason Director of Pharmacy Ozioma Olowu decided to pursue a pharmacy career.“In high school, I was given the chance to visit Rutgers University’s pharmacy school and we got to create (or compou...
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January
08,
2021
| 14:35 PM America/Chicago
A North Texas mother whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a rare but serious disease is raising awareness in hopes of helping other families. Tara Copeland’s 5-year-old daughter Peyton was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in ...
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January
07,
2021
| 17:08 PM America/Chicago
The events that unfolded at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 have left many of us hurting, confused, and anxious about the state of our country. For parents, knowing what to say to their children about the violence can be difficult. Sam McCage, Ph.D., ...
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January
06,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
In the spring of 1943, 16-year-old Clarabele "Pit" Dodson had one concern on her mind – getting a tan. She had just graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attending one of the many pool parties being held by local teens.“Eve...
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January
05,
2021
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has started the process of administering the second and final dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Staff members share how it feels to be completely vaccinated. ...
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January
05,
2021
| 16:38 PM America/Chicago
The Emergency Department at Cook Children’s Medical Center is quiet. Every once in a while, a parent walks through the automatic sliding doors and tells the nurse why they’re bringing their child in to be seen. Their temperatures are taken and they s...
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2020
December
28,
2020
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen-year-old Virginia Cooper is patiently awaiting acceptance into her dream college. This, a long-awaited hope for her family and neurologist, after 16 years of suffering from seizures. “Virginia has intractable localization related epilepsy o...
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December
23,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Revised: Dec. 31, 2020We know that you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and when it will be available for children. Information is changing rapidly, but we want to do our best to answer your questions with what we know so far.About the ...
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December
23,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Melodie Davis pulls into the north garage just before 8 a.m. She parks on the fifth floor and unloads large bags full of gifts from the back of her white SUV.“These are a couple of toys for our PICU and TCU families,” she says, donning a plaid scarf ...
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December
22,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Four unsung heroes at Cook Children’s were recently honored on the Tamron Hall Show. Sandra Coleman, Erica Powell, Corey Turner, and Cristina Rangel were featured on the Dec. 16 episode called ‘HALLelujah, It’s the Holidays – A Week of Gifts Galore.’...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:35 AM America/Chicago
As part of an ongoing pursuit to improve the health of every child, Cook Children’s Health Care System is joining forces with Texas A&M School of Law (TAMU Law) to create a new medical-legal partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to provid...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:19 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. When I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine had received authorization for emergency use, I was happy, full of hope and anticipation. Last week, I began seeing many colleagues in other cities posting their comments while receiv...
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December
17,
2020
| 17:46 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas - Thirty frontline workers are the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Cook Children’s. Just hours after the shipment arrived, Cook Children’s employees were given the vaccine, with the first two groups of 10 getting the shot a...
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December
17,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
If your holiday plans include traveling by car this year, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safest trip possible. With people everywhere hitting the roads, Christmastime tends to be one of the most dangerous for ...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
When the world shut down this year, we all turned to one device or another for entertainment, information, socialization, work meetings, education and, if we’re honest, babysitting. Sometimes screen time was, and still is, a necessary lifeline for co...
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December
14,
2020
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
Five-year-old Dean Michaelis is full of life, despite suffering from a rare disease that causes his throat to feel like it’s always on fire.“Eosinophilic esophagitis is a condition where the esophagus is irritated. This happens because of an immune o...
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December
14,
2020
| 08:18 AM America/Chicago
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Cook Children’s Medical Center was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowl...
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December
11,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
Compiled by Michelle Bailey, M.D.I pooled a few of my patients with their parents’ permission and asked four questions about COVID-19, school attendance during the pandemic, and the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are their unpressured, unedited responses:Q1....
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December
10,
2020
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
This year has been especially difficult, but in the midst of the pandemic, there’s one silver lining.As of Dec. 5, hundreds of children have been tested for flu and RSV at Cook Children’s Medical Center, and none have come back positive. Ramon Kinloc...
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December
09,
2020
| 15:53 PM America/Chicago
COVID-19 vaccines are widely considered essential to returning to some sense of normalcy and an end to this pandemic. In the latest findings of the probability-based online Gallup Panel Survey, 63% of Americans say they are willing to be immunized ag...
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December
09,
2020
| 13:35 PM America/Chicago
A video shared in September of Cook Children's patient Aiden Yielding, 13, and his dad, Chuck, dancing together from a distance during Aiden’s chemo treatments quickly went viral and captured the hearts of millions around the world. The latest set of...
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December
08,
2020
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
Normally for holiday gifts for children I would recommend outings or experiences over things. However, the pandemic has made us adjust everything this year. So, my advice is to make the outing/experience at home instead. Movie night with popcorn, piz...
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December
07,
2020
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Christi Thornhill’s willingness to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination trial was driven by both a professional and personal conviction. As a seasoned nurse practitioner and director of trauma services at Cook Children’s Medical Center, she thought ...
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December
04,
2020
| 16:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, MDWell, we made it to December. What a year! Ups and downs, good and bad.It’s nearly the end of 2020. After a more casual and calm Thanksgiving, it’s now time to gear up for all the December celebrations including Hanukkah, Christ...
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December
03,
2020
| 19:42 PM America/Chicago
At this time, Cook Children’s has NOT canceled any elective surgeries or procedures.Cook Children’s is fortunate to have bed capacity, adequate staffing and ample PPE, and it is not necessary to cancel any surgeries or procedures at this time. In com...
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December
02,
2020
| 15:02 PM America/Chicago
Hospitalizations of children for COVID-19 thankfully remain low, but new data shows Hispanic children in North Texas are disproportionately affected. As of Oct. 31, 53% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Cook Children’s were Hispanic, while 27% wer...
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December
01,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center is the first pediatric hospital in the DFW Metroplex to implant a potentially life-changing treatment device in a patient suffering from epilepsy. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 13-year-old Wyatt Keele of Lavaca, Ark., underwent...
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November
25,
2020
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
What are you thankful for? This question now holds more weight and may be a little difficult to answer after an unimaginable year. Each Thanksgiving, we ask some of our amazing patients (and facility dogs) to share their perspective on thankfulness a...
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November
24,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Natalie Torrez was a healthy, 4-year-old girl. She loved junk food and playing with her siblings. Her mother, Alyssa Salazar, says that all of that changed overnight.“It started as a normal sickness. It was a fever, she looked pale and she was very t...
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November
23,
2020
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Nancy Dambro, M.D., knew she wanted to be a physician at the ripe old age of 8. Her keen grasp of science and love for helping others were initial career-choice catalysts, but her mother encouraged the endeavor for its practicality and job security.A...
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