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2019
October
17,
2019
| 06:23 PM America/Chicago
As the mother of three boys under the age of 5, and all capable of impressive tantrums, Dana Brown-Bonner thought she knew what it meant to be challenged and live in chaos. But that was before an unexpected life event put her resiliency to the test. ...
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July
31,
2019
| 05:50 PM America/Chicago
For pediatrician Dr. Halley Hogan, news of Cook Children's expansion into east Denton County is a welcomed relief. She sees patients daily at her growing office on Prosper Trail, some with medical needs more complex than what a primary care office li...
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2018
April
16,
2018
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
When Katie and Chas Shira walked into Cook Children’s Medical Center on a warm December night in 2015, they had nothing but a name, a code and an empty car seat. They had driven three hours from their home in the tiny town of O’Brien, Texas with the ...
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2017
October
06,
2017
| 10:08 PM America/Chicago
When Stella Amechi found out she was pregnant with her third child, she was over the moon with excitement. She was already the mother to two young girls, and soon, her first son would be arriving. Never in a million years did she dream that he wou...
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July
12,
2017
| 11:35 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Dr. Jamye Coffman, medical director, The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment and Care at Cook Children's Medical Center, talks about putting the puzzle together. Read special report here.   ...
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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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2015
May
27,
2015
| 07:05 PM America/Chicago
The news of a 17-year-old male high school student arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl leaves us all shaken and disturbed. Irving Police said the boy admitted to choking to death his ex-girlfriend, but his unsolicited confe...
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2014
June
01,
2014
| 07:12 PM America/Chicago
Who knew that the humble cellular telephone would evolve into the powerful tool of today’s smartphone? A recent announcement of a new smartphone app by Eli Lilly for glucagon use instructions reminded me specifically of the growing number of smart...
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April
28,
2014
| 06:18 PM America/Chicago
Avery turned 1 month old on April 14, 2014. Instead of celebrating that milestone in July at home like we had originally planned, Shawn, my husband, and I celebrated in the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In an effort to celebrat...
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