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2018
November
28,
2018
Danika Meyer, MSN, RN-BC, CPN has worked as a pediatric nurse for over 6 years at Cook Children’s Medical Center, is certified as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist, and has worked in the Department of Organizational and Professional Devel...
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November
28,
2018
I have shared before about the insurmountable insecurities that I experienced as a new clinical educator: I was only 25 years old when I first began (and something that I used to be apprehensive to share fearing that people would quickly calculate my...
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October
19,
2018
What do those people do down at the admin building all day? All I ever hear about is meetings. Well, the fact is…that is most of what they do. And we need them to keep right on doing it. While we can roll our eyes or scoff, the reality is it’s ...
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October
16,
2018
Daily Mail - Dr. Fernando Acosta, a pediatric neurologist at Cook Children's Medical Center, explains acute flaccid myelitis.  Read the story here.     ...
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July
31,
2018
Tara Haraldson joined Cook Children's in 2009 as a registered nurse in the emergency department. She completed her bachelor's degree at TCU in 2007, where she competed in swimming all four years. After several years of working as a nurse in adult and...
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July
31,
2018
I am still a fairly new nurse practitioner. I have been in practice for almost four years. One of my highest points of anxiety upon graduation was what kind of relationship I would have with the physicians I would be working with. I think this is a c...
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July
27,
2018
As pediatric health care providers, we collaborate with our young patients’ families for their care and well-being. We provide them copious amounts of information about their child in multi-media forms: printed materials, verbal instructions, video i...
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July
17,
2018
Dr. Diane Arnaout is a pediatrician at Cook Children's Pediatrics Fort Worth - Forest Park. ​She  was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She attended college at Texas A&M University and medical school at the UT Health Science Center in Sa...
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May
29,
2018
CBS 11 - Twenty-eight children have already died in drownings in Texas this year. The next three months, Memorial Day through Labor Day, are often when hospitals see the most victims. Families of drowning victims met together at Cook Children’s in...
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April
23,
2018
Texas Tribune - In 2015, Texas passed the Compassionate Use Act, legalizing the sale of a specific type of cannabis oil for epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. The first Texas dispensaries are now ...
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April
13,
2018
School officials are teaming up with the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters Association and Cook Children's Medical Center to learn lifesaving basics to stop blood loss after a shooting or other emergency.   Click Hear to Read More: ...
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April
13,
2018
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County has free Water Watcher tags for adults to wear for 15-minute shifts when children are swimming. Watchers are supposed to stay in reach of swimmers and watch without distraction. Click Here to Read M...
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April
13,
2018
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Daniel Suarez moved with ease among the patients, families and doctors during a hospital visit Thursday. Click Here to Read More: ...
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April
13,
2018
On National Doctor's Day, child patients at Cook Children's Hospital got a little "green" revenge on doctors, nurses and other medical staff.   Click Here to Watch:     ...
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March
16,
2018
CBS 11 - Jamye Coffman, M.D., medical director of the Child Advocacy Resources and Evaluation (CARE) team at Cook Children's explains early childhood trauma its potential long-term health effects.  Watch the live interview with Dr. Coffman here. ...
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March
06,
2018
TCU Magazine - Cook Children's physicians participate in leadership program at Texas Christian University. Read story here.     ...
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February
20,
2018
A common misstep for leaders is to not seek feedback from peers, subordinates, and other leaders. Creating a healthy feedback loop both opens the room for conversation from folks whom disagree with you, as well as grows you as a leader. I worked with...
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February
20,
2018
Advanced Practice Providers (APP) are integral members of the health care team that promote and support the delivery of high quality, safe, and effective care here at Cook Children’s. We are often called many terms, “midlevel providers,” “physicia...
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February
20,
2018
As far back as I can remember, I had one wish for my life: To be a mom. I truly picked the path of nursing for the single purpose that I knew I could pay my bills as a single parent, if I ever had to. My first nursing job was terrible. I was...
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February
20,
2018
While minor head asymmetries can be common in the neonate world, significant shifts in the skull shape must be assessed in order to rule out pathology that could have long-term effects. The key to differentiating positional plagiocephaly from cranios...
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February
01,
2018
WFAA - News broke Monday that Texas' first medical marijuana dispensary will open on Feb. 8, near — where else — Austin. Compassionate Cultivation will be the first of the three licensed dispensaries to open in the state, but will be followed, in ...
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January
31,
2018
NBC 5 - It is rare, affecting an average of 66 children a year in the United States, according to the Centers For Disease Control. Those are deaths that can possibly prevented, and they're fueling the mission of a group of parents and doctors at C...
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January
04,
2018
WFAA - WFAA sat down with pediatrician Dr. Vanessa Charette of Cook Children's Magnolia location to find out what you need to know about the current flu situation. There have been more than 1,100 children who have tested positive for the flu at the h...
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2017
December
22,
2017
FOX 4 - Some of the tiniest patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth got a special Christmas visitor Friday morning. Santa Claus made time in his busy schedule to say hello and perhaps listen to some whispered wishes. See the fu...
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December
22,
2017
WFAA - During the holiday season, Cook Children's Medical Center takes decorating to new heights, from twinkling lights and festive ornaments to a magnificent tree. They make it so special, knowing that for many families, there is where they'll spend...
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September
21,
2017
San Angelo Standard-Times - Sometimes when water touches her skin, the feeling is comparable to burning acid, said San Angeloan Madisyn Metaxas. Madisyn, 19, has suffered outbursts of pain that, at times, left her entertaining the idea that her li...
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August
31,
2017
Boston Herald - Urgent preparations for Hurricane Harvey’s wrath touched some of Texas’ tiniest residents yesterday, when 10 neonatal intensive care patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi were airlifted 350 miles away from the cat...
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August
31,
2017
New York Magazine - Around lunchtime on Thursday, the team at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth got the call they’d been preparing for ever since Hurricane Harvey’s massive scale had been announced. A hospital in Corpus Christi needed their help...
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August
31,
2017
KERA - Nereyda Rangel sang to her newborn daughter at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi. The building sits only a few blocks from Corpus Christi Bay, which spills into the Texas Gulf Coast. As Hurricane Harvey brewed in the Gulf, Shaddai...
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