Articles tagged with 'Asthma' | Checkup Newsroom

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2020
September
16,
2020
| 12:38 PM America/Chicago
By John M. Robertson, M.D. Moderate to severe asthma is a possible risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a COVID-19 infection can cause a flare up of even mild asthma. COVID-19 is ...
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July
28,
2020
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Being a pediatrician is a special job. You get involved in not only a child’s life, but become a part of the entire family. I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 4, and this is the reason I became a pediatrician. My pe...
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May
18,
2020
| 13:05 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. As Cook Children’s pediatricians, we are getting the forms daily. And the questions that come along with it. “Can my kids go to summer camp this year?” “Are we putting ourselves at risk by letting them go?” While CL...
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2018
November
28,
2018
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
Does your child cough frequently at night even when they don’t have a cold? Does your child have to limit playing or sports because they are short of breath? Does your child also have runny nose and watery eyes on a regular basis? Does your ...
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September
12,
2018
| 14:07 PM America/Chicago
“Dragon’s Breath. “Heaven’s Breath.” “Nitro puff.” Sounds fun, right? But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent out an alert of the “potential for serious injury from eating, drinking, or handling products prepared by adding liquid nit...
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September
11,
2018
| 16:41 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets, which is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and coughing caused by asthma. The recalled bottles have the ...
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April
05,
2018
| 09:28 AM America/Chicago
An interesting study came out in the JAMA Pediatrics journal this week. It’s caused a lot of worrisome headlines. I read the paper during my lunch hour this week. It seems to be a decent study (sometimes studies aren’t that good. Remember that the...
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February
22,
2018
| 15:21 PM America/Chicago
Commonly recommended ways to prevent constipation are to drink water, exercise, and eat fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich foods. Yet even when we use these techniques, our children still sometimes get constipated. Whether its contributing to stomach ...
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January
16,
2018
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
It's winter time and our medical center is seeing a lot of viral triggered asthma admitted to Cook Children's.  "One of the triggers of asthma symptoms are respiratory viruses and we are seeing a large number of those driving people to access Emer...
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2017
July
20,
2017
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Wheezing, coughing and the struggle to catch a single breath. Sounds like asthma, right? But there may be another cause for respiratory distress in your child: vocal cord dysfunction. Asthma and vocal cord dysfunction (V...
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March
06,
2017
| 15:13 PM America/Chicago
By Jeff Carlton UNT Health Science Center Kiasha Jones has managed her son’s asthma for the last 14 years, ever since he was diagnosed at age 6 months following a bout with a respiratory virus called RSV. Armed at home with an inhaler, a hum...
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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
December
20,
2016
| 11:11 AM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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March
15,
2016
| 10:06 AM America/Chicago
If you had to guess the biggest health issues facing children in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, what would you say? Obesity? That's one. Car accidents? That's a big risk too. But would you guess the number one issue is asthma? In T...
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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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2015
August
14,
2015
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
As the parent of a child with asthma, the summer months may finally give your child some relief. After all, nothing could be worse than the winter, right? But summer doesn’t guarantee complete relief for kids with asthma. “For most children, as...
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June
16,
2015
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
“I just can’t let him play sports because his asthma is SOOOO bad.” Asthma is a big problem across the country with about 25 percent of children age 9 diagnosed. Children ages 6-9 are three times more likely to have asthma than others in the state...
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May
18,
2015
| 15:33 PM America/Chicago
When your dad’s The Doc Smitty, you don’t get to keep the turtle that wanders into your pool (see photo to the right). Here's why: There has been an outbreak of severe flu among dogs in the Midwest. Cases of the H3N2 strain have now been seen i...
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2014
November
10,
2014
| 12:07 PM America/Chicago
The frustration on Karen Schultz’s, M.D., face tells the story.Dr. Schultz is a pulmonologist at Cook Children’s. She teaches children and parents how to control their asthma, but there’s only so much she can do once they leave her.When children don’...
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November
03,
2014
| 14:35 PM America/Chicago
By Audrey Rogers, M.D. As someone who lives with asthma, I’m proof that the condition does not have to slow you down. It’s important for most children to know they can still partake in all of the fun activities of other kids, just as long as they ...
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September
12,
2014
| 10:02 AM America/Chicago
We alerted you a few weeks ago to a new respiratory virus, enterovirus D68 (EVD68), in the Midwest, Colorado and North Carolina. It has now made its way across the country and as we expected would happen, there have been cases confirmed in Texas.Thus...
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September
08,
2014
| 12:17 PM America/Chicago
Get to know Justin Smith, M.D.Justin Smith, M.D., is a pediatrician in Trophy Club  and the Medical Advisor for Digital Health for Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Smith is an experienced keynote speaker for a variety of topics including ped...
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