Checkup Newsroom (Babies)

2017
August
31,
2017
| 06:01 PM America/Chicago
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
| 05:50 PM America/Chicago
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
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
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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April
10,
2017
| 06:28 PM America/Chicago
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cook Children’s Medical Center is the first NICU in North Texas to be recognized as a Level IV center, meaning it can provide the highest level of neonatal care to critically-ill infants. The designation was...
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February
27,
2017
| 05:17 PM America/Chicago
The first days after having a baby are full of wonder, awe and excitement, but those days can also bring anxiety. Breastfeeding can be one of the largest sources of this. If you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone! Many doctor moms say ...
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January
30,
2017
| 04:38 PM America/Chicago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again recommending that parents stop the use of homeopathic teething tabs and gels over concerns of adverse events, including seizures, in babies following their use. The FDA's lab found inconsist amm...
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2016
November
03,
2016
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
“We try to put her on her tummy to play, but she just cries! It breaks my heart!” I hear this almost daily as a pediatric physical therapist. However, tummy time is more important than ever these days. Our babies today tend to have more time on...
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August
23,
2016
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Here are four reasons I don't recommend putting a breastfed newborn on a feeding schedule: They need comfort and bonding. Imagine being thrown into a brand new, anxiety-provoking environment with no skills for calming yourself and no way of esca...
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August
01,
2016
| 04:33 PM America/Chicago
My daughter Abby is fully vaccinated. I made this decision for her without any hesitation. The physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff at Cook Children's Willow Park Pediatrics have all fully vaccinated their children. Every single child. Every...
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May
17,
2016
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
Despite any blog posts you read guaranteed, you might not be able to potty train your child in three days. There, I said it. Those of you who insist that every child can do so, comment away. Those of you who tried and started a knock-down-dr...
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February
02,
2016
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
Zika has gained attention from not only the CDC, but the World Health Organization. Leaders from the Who called Zika a “public health emergency of international concern,” earlier in the week, because how fast the virus is spreading and the continu...
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January
11,
2016
| 04:03 PM America/Chicago
Mark Zuckerburg had his baby vaccinated and I don’t particularly care. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he had his baby vaccinated for his baby’s sake, but I don’t want it to affect your decision to vaccinate at all. I don’t want your vaccine decis...
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2015
October
20,
2015
| 10:31 PM America/Chicago
The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out strong against expectant moms drinking any amount of alcohol during pregnancy, saying consumption can damage a developing fetus. In an article published in “Pediatrics,” the AAP says, “no alcohol int...
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October
01,
2015
| 02:53 PM America/Chicago
Desperation or neglect, whatever the reason the story is devastating. In the wake a baby is dead and her mom has been charged with her murder. In addition, the baby’s dad has been charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to a child for diluting...
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September
24,
2015
| 09:46 PM America/Chicago
You probably have never thought about this, but you begin training your core as an infant. Babies are great examples of how being active can build a solid core. From the time when they begin lifting their heads up they are training their core. They c...
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September
21,
2015
| 11:15 PM America/Chicago
The upcoming flu season leaves many questions, but one thing remains certain for Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., the medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s. “Vaccinations are still the best answer to preventing the flu and protec...
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September
18,
2015
| 06:44 PM America/Chicago
Buzzwords such as ‘baby flash cards,’ ‘apps for babies,’ ‘baby tech toys,’ ‘TV shows and videos for babies bombard parents through our media-saturated universe. These buzzwords tempt parents to seek new and various ways to help their babies develop a...
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September
04,
2015
| 02:50 PM America/Chicago
I think my baby is ready for pureed or spoons foods. Now what? With so many things to consider how will I know when my baby is ready? Where should my baby sit for feedings? What should I offer my baby to eat first? How do I do this anyway? Should ...
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May
07,
2015
| 10:57 PM America/Chicago
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
August
14,
2014
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
"We try and try, but he won't burp."Oh, the magical burp. It's that often elusive sound that would be offensive for you to let loose at the dinner table, but everyone celebrates when it comes from your newborn.So, what's the point? Easy, to get some ...
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