Checkup Newsroom (Arnaout)

2019
May
02,
2019
The mosquitos are out there. And obviously they like to feast on me (see my gorgeous, itchy leg to the right). So I'm right there with you trying to figure out the best next steps. Let’s talk about the satisfaction of avoiding the world’s most ann...
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April
01,
2019
THE GREEN DUST COATING HAS BEGUN The time has come. You and your kids spent time at the park on a beautiful spring afternoon. A few hours later, at home, the symptoms start (cue M. Night Shyamalan strange horror music). Or heck, for those really a...
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2018
November
19,
2018
Lots and lots of viruses out there right now. I know so many of you are frustrated with how long your kiddo's been sick, and how much they've been coughing. Lots of RSV. Last week of the 422 kids tested at Cook Children's, 137 had RSV and six had ...
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May
04,
2018
If I could show you the vast distance that the arms of my dorkyness could reach, you'd be astonished. That is why when Cook Children's asked me to write something about what Star Wars means to me today, what with it being Star Wars Day (May the 4t...
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April
03,
2018
Ok let's figure it out - Is it allergies or is it a cold? Both allergies and colds share a lot of similar symptoms: Sore throat Runny nose  Sneezing  Coughing  Feeling tired  Feeling achy Honestly, it can be hard even for us to tell...
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March
01,
2018
On March 1, 2018, your Cook Children’s pediatrician’s offices, specialist clinics, urgent care centers, ER and medical center will be using a new computer system called Epic. We are getting rid of the old medical records system and replacing it with ...
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2017
May
24,
2017
Do you or your kids get canker sores? We doctors call them "aphthous ulcers" because we cannot use names in medicine that are easily pronounceable. Come on. ...
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January
23,
2017
I knew the day would come. My son Jack marched up to me this morning and announced, "Mama, there's a raisin in my nose!" And that sucker was pushed in real deep.  I didn't have any of my fancy extraction tools at home to get it out, so I'm g...
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2016
December
06,
2016
Ok let's learn something about "ear infections and tubes!" I should call this: "The Eustachian Tube - Dictator of Ear Happiness." More later on that. Few things I want to put out there first: 1) There are two kinds of ear infections: middle ...
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November
30,
2016
Newborns aren't able to manage their body temperature like adults can. So, as the thermostat dips, the way you handle outings with little ones needs to change.  Know your babies' limits and plan ahead when making a trip outside so you can keep the...
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August
15,
2016
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month, we are educating about vaccine-preventable diseases and the ways you can protect yourself and your family from them. Vaccines are #savinglivessilently. ...
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May
12,
2016
My 10-month-old daughter Abby has some developmental delays. She is a sweet and happy baby who loves to babble ("mamama"... be still my heart!), pick up small toys and explore them slowly, play peek-a-boo, pick up her tiny foods with two fingers, ...
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April
06,
2016
Let's learn something about poop. Hard poop. Painful poop. Constipation. Let's see how many times I can type "poop" in one post. Constipation is the cause of alllllll the things. Just joking. No, but really – it’s one of the most common things...
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April
04,
2016
Let's chat about headaches! Headaches are a common visit complaint to our office at Willow Park and it can be overwhelming for parents and us. Let's narrow this down. One way to narrow this down is asking, "What part of your head is hurting?" and ...
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2015
May
07,
2015
After completing 24 years of schooling and medical training, you’d think that once I graduated from pediatric residency, I’d know a thing or two about the health of children. And I did. I knew a lot. I knew that breastfeeding provided the best nutrit...
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2014
May
09,
2014
Happy Mother's Day! We asked our pediatricians for the best advice they ever received from their moms and they gave us some great answers ..."My mom used to say, 'When God closes a door, He always opens a window.' I have found that to be true many ti...
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