Articles tagged with 'COVID-19' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (COVID-19)

2020
November
24,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Natalie Torrez was a healthy, 4-year-old girl. She loved junk food and playing with her siblings. Her mother, Alyssa Salazar, says that all of that changed overnight.“It started as a normal sickness. It was a fever, she looked pale and she was very t...
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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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November
20,
2020
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D.What lessons has COVID taught me?I have studied a lot in my life. Memorized countless pathways and scientific principles. But some lessons and points of medicine are learned the hard way.Today is day 14/14 of my quarantine at h...
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November
20,
2020
| 11:51 AM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D.For many of you, we've walked through multiple public health concerns together over the years.EbolaEnterovirus 68SARSAnd my major message has always been:Let's have perspective. Let's stay calm.But today is not that day.We are ei...
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November
18,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
As of today, 20 COVID-19 patients are being treated at Cook Children's. This marks the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at the medical center since the beginning of the pandemic. These patients range in age from under 1 year old to 17...
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November
18,
2020
| 09:09 AM America/Chicago
Child abuse is an issue affecting communities all over the world. This week, Cook Children's child abuse pediatrician Jamye Coffman, M.D. spoke to Morning Wave In Busan, an English radio station in South Korea about this issue. Here's part of her int...
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November
17,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but, for many, the holidays can be a difficult season when feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief are at an all-time high—and that’s in a normal year. But 2020 has been anything...
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November
12,
2020
| 17:25 PM America/Chicago
With the rise in local COVID-19 cases, Cook Children’s Medical Center is changing its inpatient visitor policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., only one primary caregiver will be allowed per...
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November
12,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
With the rise in local COVID-19 cases, Cook Children’s Medical Center is changing its inpatient visitor policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., only one primary caregiver will be allowed per...
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November
11,
2020
| 08:27 AM America/Chicago
**Updated with latest numbersCOVID-19 rates are soaring in Tarrant County and cases among children are no exception. As of Wednesday, Nov. 11, over 8% of all COVID-19 tests performed among physician offices, urgent care locations and the medical cent...
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October
30,
2020
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, you may be wondering what happens next.  All patients with exposure to COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, will need to quarantine for 14 days. This is required, regardless of test results, because COVID-1...
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October
29,
2020
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Poison Control Center Network reports that calls for children ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizer are up 80% from last year.  Fears regarding COVID-19 have increased the amount of hand sanitizer and other disinfectants in homes, givin...
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October
28,
2020
| 14:23 PM America/Chicago
If your child plays sports, you may be worried about the long-term effects of COVID-19. Growing information in the medical community shows that concern may be warranted. “We're learning more and more about coronavirus and how it affects the body i...
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October
20,
2020
| 13:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, MD First of all, families need to discuss risks and benefits of traveling by car or plane. I understand the desire to see your grandparents at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My own Grandma is in an assisted living center and I hav...
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October
19,
2020
| 10:24 AM America/Chicago
Man…it’s going to be a doozy of a winter. And while I’m confident that we’ll get through it together, I need your help. Ruling out COVID-19 for kids with symptoms (some mild, some more severe) has become the biggest reason for kids visiting our...
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October
15,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
Today is Global Handwashing Day, and thanks to the pandemic, this observation has never felt more imperative. “It’s important to wash your hands before and after you eat, it’s important to wash your hands after you go to the bathroom,” said Mary S...
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October
13,
2020
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
COVID-19 cases are increasing at Cook Children’s Medical Center and across North Texas. As of Oct. 12, the number of patients who have tested positive reached 1,657, with four of those patients currently in the hospital. Pediatric cases of COVI...
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October
06,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
With COVID-19 still circulating in North Texas, now is the time to start planning alternative Halloween activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging trick-or-treating nationwide, calling it a high-risk activity ...
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October
01,
2020
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Cook Children’s has made every effort to keep you safe while following the latest guidelines provided to us from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other governing bodies. The latest change be...
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September
25,
2020
| 12:32 PM America/Chicago
With kids going back to school, new questions are coming up on when kids should be tested for COVID-19 and when they can return to school. Keep in mind there are some conflicting and confusing pieces of advice out there and this is only promised t...
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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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September
15,
2020
| 12:32 PM 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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September
12,
2020
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
Generally, I’m not too concerned about the exact number of your child’s temperature. “Felt warm” is usually more than enough for me to know my kid has a fever. But, like many things in medicine, that has changed in the world of COVID-19. Ma...
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September
11,
2020
| 12:11 PM America/Chicago
Our School-Based Virtual Health program is bringing the expertise of Cook Children's pediatrics to schools throughout the area. It's fast, easy and convenient. The school nurse simply connects virtually to a Cook Children's board certified pediatrici...
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September
10,
2020
| 15:41 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen years ago, I accepted my first job out of college at Cook Children’s. I never dreamed that this anniversary would fall during a pandemic. This has been one of the most challenging experiences to date as a parent and as a human, but I have sur...
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September
01,
2020
| 12:34 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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September
01,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
We know questions about COVID-19 are at the top of every parent's mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we've compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). ...
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August
20,
2020
| 09:17 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to drownings, the summer of 2020 is a year for the record books. For the first time since at least 2012, Cook Children’s saw a total of 17 pediatric drowning patients in June and July. To put that in perspective, that’s less than half o...
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August
17,
2020
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
For parents who have a child starting school in person, it’s normal to have some anxiety about the entire process, staying informed and connected may reduce these feelings and can give you a way to express concerns that you have regarding practices a...
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August
17,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
As the fall semester approaches we know how hard it has been for parents and families to decide the mode of learning for their children. Some school districts have opted for a hybrid model in which the school year will start with ALL students in the ...
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