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2020
November
20,
2020
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
As Tarrant County continues to see record COVID-19 cases, doctors across Cook Children’s Health Care System urge the community to avoid large gatherings for Thanksgiving. Instead of traditional celebrations, our physicians offer advice on how to conn...
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2018
January
12,
2018
| 10:33 AM America/Chicago
With three boys in a house, ranging from 7 years old to 6 months, the Slaydons knew about the importance of child-proofing their home. After all, they’d already seen one rough and tumble boy try to wreck the house and put everything in his mouth, ...
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2017
October
06,
2017
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
Why did the cookie go to the doctor? He felt a little crummy. Why is diarrhea inherited? It runs in the jeans. When it comes to jokes, Eric Hopkins’, M.D., has got a million of ‘em. As his patients in his Grapevine office can tell you. He is al...
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July
28,
2017
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
You see it sometimes with children wearing tank tops or swim suits – darkened patches of skin in certain body areas like the neck or armpit. Parents and children may think that it is simply dirt that needs to be washed off. Children might even get te...
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February
13,
2017
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
Trying to decide if a cough is dangerous or not? Requires a doctor’s visit or not? Requires treatment or not? It can be really hard to determine the cause of a cough just because of the sound. But here are some different types of coughs and the cl...
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2016
June
06,
2016
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
As we begin the swimming season, common sense advice is useful in all instances for parents; however, there are situations where children have additional challenges making plans for swim trips and water safety even more important. In my field, childr...
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April
18,
2016
| 14:04 PM America/Chicago
A hand being caught in a door, a child running with scissors or even holding a video game controller too much. Hand injuries to children happen more often than you might think. But what happens after the injury? Cara Smith, a certified hand therapist...
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March
30,
2016
| 14:54 PM America/Chicago
Several moments throughout his life, led John Honeycutt, M.D., to becoming the chief neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas. But none really shaped the doctor he is like the birth of his children. “People told me everybody wants to w...
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March
08,
2016
| 13:25 PM America/Chicago
The news of a nanny 20-year-old arrested in California for child abuse didn't surprise the child abuse pediatricians at Cook Children's. Jamye Coffman, M.D., a child abuse pediatrician and medical director for Cook Children’s Advocacy Resource and...
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February
19,
2016
| 15:02 PM America/Chicago
Seemingly overnight, salt therapy rooms are popping up everywhere. They promise treatment of conditions including allergies, asthma, skin conditions, chronic stress and fatigue; all without medications. But are they safe? Karen Schultz, M.D., a pe...
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February
11,
2016
| 16:35 PM America/Chicago
"Hookup websites” make it easier than ever before to meet total strangers. These apps allow people to find each other in their area who are looking for sex. The problem is these apps simply aren’t for children under any circumstance and can lead t...
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February
10,
2016
| 15:48 PM America/Chicago
When I discuss normal newborn sleep patterns with parents at their first several visits, I usually end up with a 4 month old who sleeps through the night. But I have trouble fixing sleep problems in a 2 year old. When I advise my 3 year old patien...
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2015
December
31,
2015
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
It’s that exciting time of year when we start fresh with our exercise and diet routines. There are so many benefits of regular exercise, yet it seems to be the first thing to go when we become busy moms. As a pediatrician, I am invested in the health...
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December
23,
2015
| 13:12 PM America/Chicago
By Jason Terk, M.D. “Epic fail.” A couple of years ago, this was the phrase that my teenage son used as I unsuccessfully attempted to beat him in a game we were playing. At the time, I thought to myself that it was a harsh but accurate assessme...
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December
02,
2015
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Recently, we reported on the increase in children, ages 3 to 17, diagnosed with autism in the United States. Joyce Mauk, M.D., CEO and medical director of the Child Study Center, believes the increase in more kids being diagnosed is because examin...
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November
17,
2015
| 15:44 PM America/Chicago
It’s a question I hear pretty often, “What about using the chiropractor for this?” Here, I usually pause, take a deep breath and ask a question of my own. “Do you have concerns with the plan that we have developed so far?” Sometimes it’s not...
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October
21,
2015
| 13:36 PM America/Chicago
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed a case of hepatitis A virus infection in an employee of a day care in Dallas. Staff and enrollees who attended the day care between Oct. 1 through Oct. 20 are advised to receive the hepatitis A vaccin...
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September
01,
2015
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
A federal judge in a class-action NFL concussion lawsuit approved a plan that could pay thousands of players more than $1 billion over the next 65 years. Richard Roberts, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s, wonders what it’s worth for your ch...
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August
19,
2015
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
Long hours. Not having a chance to eat with the family. Pressure to excel. It’s a familiar pattern with many adults. Unfortunately, it’s also a troubling trend among today’s high school athletes. Cook Children’s pediatrician David H. Goff, M.D....
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May
19,
2015
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
Unless you are one of the 80 to 120 parents whose baby has been born with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), odds are you’ve probably never heard of this rare and severe disorder. Even skilled physicians may not be on the lookout for something as u...
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April
10,
2015
| 10:03 AM America/Chicago
Tornado season is upon us with all the anxiety and fear it brings. Each year we see the horrible devastation that hits our friends and neighbors in this area. It's easy to give in to those fears. How can we protect our children? How can we save our h...
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March
31,
2015
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
Track season is up and running and many of our junior high and high school athletes are training themselves to run faster and jump higher. Physical activity is clearly beneficial for our students. It can lead to increased health, decreased risky beha...
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February
19,
2015
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
It’s still technically flu season, but that’s not the only illness that has families flocking to the Emergency Department (ED) at Cook Children’s. Ailments run the gamut from respiratory and fever issues (RSV and influenza) to gastroenteritis with...
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February
13,
2015
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
Liam Kaye Vongpradith’s short life ended too soon due to multiple health complications. Liam lived from March 25 to Nov. 1, 2013, and spent much of his brief life at Cook Children’s with critical issues ranging from an operation to repair his inte...
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February
05,
2015
| 10:53 AM America/Chicago
Children being “pigeon-toed” (in-toeing) or bowlegged are concerns of parents during the first two years of life. I remember seeing the shoes with the metal bar in-between in the top of my closet from attempts to correct in-toeing. Most of the tim...
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February
04,
2015
| 11:31 AM America/Chicago
Sensations that come from the heart can be scary. Though our hearts are constantly beating, we are seldom aware of it; and when we do become aware of it - it can cause a great deal of concern. “Palpitations” is a word that we use when we become aw...
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January
16,
2015
| 13:38 PM America/Chicago
Hand hygiene is important year-round, but it's critical during winter when the spread of virus peaks. Plant the seeds of cleanliness early by modeling proper hand washing for toddlers - 20 seconds of scrubbing from wrists to fingernails does the tric...
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January
09,
2015
| 16:35 PM America/Chicago
Let’s face it, we aren’t exactly used to the winter in Texas. Sure it’s cold, but one day it could be 30 degrees and the next day, it’s 70. So sometimes we forget the importance of taking care of our children’s skin during the coldest months of the y...
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2014
December
08,
2014
| 14:15 PM America/Chicago
“So can you see it?”I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from anxious parents as their child is having his echocardiogram done. In reality, a murmur is something that is heard, not seen.In a normal heart, the valves make noises as they clo...
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November
26,
2014
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
"Yum", I think to myself as I go through the serving line at the home of my in-laws. I am making plates for my kiddos first and skip right over the lima beans. "Get some lima beans for the kids," my father-in -law suggests. "Oh, they don't like lima ...
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