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2022
September
23,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 25 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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September
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsChild Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18 through Sept. 24. National Seat Check Saturday is Sept. 24, 2022.Choosing a car seat for your baby can be overwhelming. There are so many different colors, styles and price points. But ...
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September
21,
2022
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerAiden Snyder responded with determination and positivity when his leukemia came back again and again and again after his initial diagnosis at age 4.With each relapse, Aiden’s doctors tried a new approach to combat the rogue cells overta...
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September
20,
2022
| 16:39 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are still intensely overwhelmed with patients, an issue that has been ongoing for the past month. Again we are desperately asking for the community's help, for the sake of your child's care...
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September
14,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this month, a 3-year-old Ohio girl made headlines after she swallowed a button battery and her mom gave her honey while they were on the way to the hospital.The family finished eating dinner when the girl told her mother, Katie Jacobsen, that...
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September
13,
2022
| 10:06 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 24 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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September
09,
2022
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Video by Tom Riehm.National Teddy Bear Day is Sept. 9.  We're celebrating in a BEARY special way for this patient tradition at Cook Children's.In July, the Cook Children's Spiritual Care team called on the community to restock the prayer bear den. As...
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September
08,
2022
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
Over the past two weeks, the patient volumes in Cook Children’s Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Department have reached peak levels. In a single day last week, we saw 627 patients in the ED breaking an all-time record and the UCCs have gone up as h...
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September
07,
2022
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
Story by Eline deBruijn Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Cook Children’s treated five patients who were struck by vehicles in separate incidents.As the new school year gets underway for many districts across North Texas, it’s cruc...
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September
02,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleTen years ago this week, Connor Gage blew his mother a kiss as he left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did either of them know, it would be the last kiss he’d ever give her and the last time Dana Gage would ...
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August
10,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Story by Eline deBruijn Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Abigail Hodgson.It was a typical day for Christina and Craig Sadberry and their 11-year-old son Bryson when they took him for a March 2022 appointment at Cook Children’s. As part of their...
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August
09,
2022
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeWhen it comes to life-threatening food allergies at school, teachers make all the difference. “It is about prevention,” said Ankita Singh, D.O., pediatrician at Cook Children’s Pediatrics Walsh Ranch. “Teachers need to be involved from...
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July
29,
2022
| 09:20 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerThe global outbreak of monkeypox has raised concern now that at least two children in the United States have been diagnosed with the rare contagious disease.Increasing cases of the rare monkeypox virus, which causes a rash and flu-like ...
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July
20,
2022
| 09:10 AM America/Chicago
All children 6 months and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Once you book your child's vaccine appointment, now what?Laura Romano, D.O., a hospitalist at Cook Children’s Medical Center, recently got her her almost 4-year-old daughter and 2...
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July
01,
2022
| 09:24 AM America/Chicago
By Eline de Bruijn and Linda DiazThe Fourth of July is a time for celebration and getting together with family and friends. Cook Children’s experts are sharing safety tips and information to remember as people gather this weekend. Keep in mind that d...
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June
13,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Antle Melatonin overdoses in children are rising at an alarming rate, according to a new study where researchers found a 530% increase in the annual number of pediatric melatonin ingestions over the past 10 years. The number of children hos...
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June
03,
2022
| 13:55 PM America/Chicago
Friday, June 3 marks Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as the Wear Orange Day to honor survivors and victims of gun violence.Cook Children’s Health Care System has treated 16 non-fatal firearm-related injuries so far from January through April o...
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May
31,
2022
| 16:14 PM America/Chicago
Children and teens can find opportunities to exercise at school whether they’re racing around the playground or sweating in gym class.But what about during summer break, when there’s no recess or PE teacher to organize their workouts? How can parents...
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May
26,
2022
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, patients and families were invited to come to the Atrium at Cook Children’s Medical Center to participate in a miniature golf tournament alongside two golfers from the Charles Schwab Challenge going on now at The Colonial.PGA golfers Aust...
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May
25,
2022
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
On Wednesday, May 25, Cook Children's hosted a live chat with Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., Daniel Guzman, M.D., and Cameron Brown, D.Min. Our hearts are broken and hurting for the children, teachers, adults and their loved ones affected by the devastating sc...
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May
23,
2022
| 15:13 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleMarch 28, 2022, was coming to a close like any other ordinary day for the Chavez-Llanas family. Salvador and Laura Chavez-Llanas were upstairs bathing their youngest of three sons while their older two were playing video games downstai...
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May
20,
2022
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
Professional Bull Riders are in town for the World Finals 2022 at Dickies Arena. The cowboys stopped by Cook Children's Medical Center to bring some smiles to our patients!Patients made horseshoes and belt buckles at craft stations, plus played some ...
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May
19,
2022
| 15:20 PM America/Chicago
Wednesday marks National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, which is a great time to spotlight one of the largest medical transport programs in the nation.By Eline deBruijn WigginsFor nearly 40 years, Teddy Bear Transport has extended the r...
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May
19,
2022
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Five-year-old Austyn Rabel is one of more than 2.5 million people in the world with Neurofibromatosis (NF). When she was just 10 months old, Austyn had developed 13 café au lait (light brown) spots on her body. She came to Cook Children’s Medical Cen...
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May
11,
2022
| 13:42 PM America/Chicago
Kendra Scott's Kendra Cares program stopped by Tuesday to surprise mothers and patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.The moms created custom jewelry at no cost, as a part of the program. They chose their own colors and components to create a pie...
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May
11,
2022
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerIf your child or teen recently hit a growth spurt, last summer’s life jacket might not fit now.So before your family heads to the lake, make sure everyone has a life jacket that fits properly, based on the weight of the person wearing i...
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May
09,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs the mother of three boys, I’ve seen the inside of an urgent care center and emergency room a time or two. I’ve learned not to panic at the first sight of blood. But when I saw my 13-year-old passed out on the living room floor after...
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May
06,
2022
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! Patients celebrated with their moms this week.At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), patients dressed up and posed with their moms to celebrate their first Mother's Day!Other patients and their moms celebrated with Mother's D...
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April
28,
2022
| 16:57 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleOne day your baby is securely nestled into their rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. The next, they’re 16 and climbing into the driver’s seat eager to conquer the open road. For parents, it’s a moment of both pride and shee...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to authorize its COVID vaccine for children from 6 months old to 6 years old. If the FDA approves, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Contr...
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