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2020
August
11,
2020
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
By Hannah Chong, M.D., FAAP The next time you visit one of our clinics or hospitals, you may notice a slight change to our mask policy. We still require all patients, accompanying family members, and staff to wear a mask when they enter any of our...
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August
07,
2020
| 09:12 AM America/Chicago
As COVID-19 continues to circulate widely in Texas, the upcoming flu season has taken on a greater sense of urgency among health care workers. Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference Thursday at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to discus...
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August
04,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
For Leah Vann, wearing a mask and keeping social distance is nothing new. While many of us are adjusting to this way of life, she adopted these practices 10 years ago as a young cancer patient at Cook Children’s. She says that experience has prepared...
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July
31,
2020
| 10:31 AM America/Chicago
Being a new parent is hard. Being a new parent today is even harder. With the limitation of visitors, changes to doctor’s offices, and lack of ability to get out of the house (among many other challenges), being a parent in COVID-times is causi...
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July
30,
2020
| 14:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Sleep, it’s important, right?! Has your kid's new COVID-19 schedule got them going to bed after midnight and sleeping until noon? Well it’s time NOW to start getting back into a normal sleep schedule for school, even...
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July
30,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Is it necessary to get a sports physical this year? After all, are we even going to have sports this year? Plus, in the age of COVID, you may feel hesitant to bring your child to a pediatrician’s office right now. I ...
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July
29,
2020
| 13:29 PM America/Chicago
Por Dra. Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. Como muchos ya saben el condado Tarrant a visto un incremento de casos del Coronavirus (COVID19). El juez del condado Tarrant anuncio una orden en la que las mascarillas serán requeridas en lugares públicos a part...
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July
23,
2020
| 12:12 PM America/Chicago
Scott Carlton is an 11-year-old Arlington boy who typically smiles with his whole face, loudly giggles contagious belly laughs and always enjoys applause and music. But by July 14, Scotty’s bodily systems started to shut down or go haywire, one by...
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July
22,
2020
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
During the early months of the pandemic and related closures, your child may have had a dentist appointment postponed. But now, the office is calling to reschedule that visit. You might be wondering if it is a good idea to visit the dentist right now...
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July
20,
2020
| 12:08 PM America/Chicago
Since the arrival of COVID-19, a desperate search for a vaccine to fight the pandemic has ensued worldwide. However, despite this present-day example of the importance of vaccination, immunization rates at Cook Children's have dipped. From March 1...
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July
15,
2020
| 15:07 PM America/Chicago
Recently, I wrote a post titled, “Is Going Back to School or Online Learning Best for Your Child?” A Pediatrician Shares what Parents Should Consider?” Following that initial article, we received a lot of questions from you all. I wanted to take t...
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July
13,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
You may have seen stories on the news and social media recently about so-called “COVID parties,” where people are intentionally exposing themselves and/or their children to the novel coronavirus. Over the weekend, news of the death of a patient in hi...
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July
09,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Audrey Johnson, M.D. Over the past few months, most of us have thought of nothing more than the COVID-19 pandemic and everything that comes along with it: keeping your kids safe, keeping your kids entertained and keeping your kids from destroyi...
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July
08,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D. “What’s school going to look like in the fall?” “Should I send my child or keep them at home?” These are the questions that every parent is probably already asking as school districts roll out their plans for re-opening sc...
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July
06,
2020
| 15:25 PM America/Chicago
Wow, what a difference a few months make. Just around four months ago I wrote about an emerging virus which was spreading across a province in China. I urged awareness but not panic as we were seeing a few cases spread outside the local area. W...
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July
02,
2020
| 16:35 PM America/Chicago
With fewer options for the Fourth of July weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people might try to create their own fireworks show this weekend. But experts warn those attempts to entertain at home could lead to a trip to the Emergency Depa...
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July
02,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/Chicago
The number of local children with COVID-19 is increasing at a dramatic rate, with cases more than doubling in the past two weeks at Cook Children’s. Since March, more than 6,300 kids have been tested for the novel coronavirus at Cook Children’s and 2...
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June
26,
2020
| 11:56 AM America/Chicago
Beginning June 26, the wearing of masks in public is mandatory in Tarrant County. But for some, the idea of wearing face masks is the cause of much anxiety. “Many people have complained that they are not able to breathe while wearing a mask,” said...
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June
26,
2020
| 11:32 AM America/Chicago
By Lindsay Newton, M.D. See me over there? That's me stopping at Target on the way home.I'm wearing clean scrubs in my photo. Many physicians and health care workers change clothes after their workday if they need to make a stop on the way home. S...
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June
25,
2020
| 18:19 PM America/Chicago
In March, with the rise of COVID-19, the world faced an unprecedented crisis that required an unprecedented response. And Cook Children’s, as a system, did just that with the activation of our Incident Command Center. When this crisis unexpectedly...
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June
25,
2020
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
"Please for the love of God, put on a mask!" Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter's frustration speaks for many physicians, nurses and other health care providers too.  Shetter spoke at a news conference announcing that face coverings will be required in...
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June
23,
2020
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Why is wearing a face mask important? Face coverings help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 because our everyday actions, such as speaking, coughing and sneezing, can easily transmit it. Some people with COVID-19 may not have symptoms (as...
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June
22,
2020
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
As Texas enters Phase 3 of Governor Gregg Abbott’s plans reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, bars, restaurants, amusement parks and sports venues are working to welcome back patrons. But for many parents, their biggest concern remains wha...
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June
15,
2020
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
Things have changed at my office. Apparently, there’s some virus going around? As I say in this video – and I truly mean it – coming to see your Cook Children’s Pediatrician is safer, I believe, than going to the grocery store these days. What ...
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June
15,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
At my house, the 4- and 6-year-old natives are growing restless. The backyard isn’t cutting it anymore, biking up and down the street is growing old, and running around in the sprinkler now holds as much joy as a root canal. The parks are calling our...
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June
11,
2020
| 15:59 PM America/Chicago
In her more than 25 years at Cook Children's, nothing prepared Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist for the past few months. She calls them "the most challenging time I've had in all my years at Cook Children's concerning patient needs." S...
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June
09,
2020
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
Normally, it's time for kids to pack their bags, kiss their parents goodbye, get on a bus, and head to Camp John Marc. Last year, 1,081 kids, 175 employees and 231 volunteers went through some form of this ritual. But as we all know, nothing is no...
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May
29,
2020
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
As much as anything I’m missing this spring and summer, watching my kids play the sports they love is probably near the top. Sports can teach us so much about life and seeing our kids work hard on something and succeed is one of my favorite parts of ...
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May
22,
2020
| 12:16 PM America/Chicago
As of Monday May 18, Gov Greg Abbott announced that daycare centers in Texas can immediately open. But many parents are still asking the question, 'Should I take my child to daycare?' Of course, there's no one clear answer for all families. The...
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May
19,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
A rare but serious health condition related to COVID-19 is now affecting children in North Texas. Since May 9, four patients have been treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). The children range in age ...
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