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2021
September
13,
2021
| 11:30 AM America/Chicago
It’s alarming but not uncommon these days in health care settings to see children and teens who gained a significant amount of weight in the past year … 20, 30, 40 or even 50 pounds.What played a role? In some cases, junk food and lack of exercise as...
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August
17,
2021
| 11:45 AM America/Chicago
Eighteen in a series.Partners from health care and other fields are teaming up in an expanded collaboration geared to brainstorm and implement strategies to prevent suicides in North Texas.Participants represent a variety of vantage points including ...
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August
09,
2021
| 09:49 AM America/Chicago
There are currently 16 patients being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for COVID-19, and medical professionals worry the new school year could drive hospitalizations up even further. Just weeks before students head back to class in person, C...
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July
27,
2021
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
By Marc Mazade, M.D., medical director of Infection Control and Prevention at Cook Children’s Medical Center1. Make sure all children are up to date on the routine childhood vaccinations needed for school entry. Access to medical offices, fear of lea...
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June
24,
2021
| 09:41 AM America/Chicago
Carey Cribbs, M.D., is an emergency department (ED) physician at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Recently, she’s seen two cases of children swallowing water beads, a trendy toy for children.“We’ve had two toddlers come into the ED with the beads lodg...
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June
17,
2021
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.Prepping for college starts far before senior year. You child needs to show years of volunteer/ community activities, sports participation, music/ arts, and special interests throughout their high school years. What makes them...
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May
06,
2021
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. This pediatrician has watched your mental battles from the sidelines this year, Mama.2020 was not an easy year to be a mom.Personally, I can tell you it kind of sucked, right? Just a little. The pandemic brought about so many h...
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April
09,
2021
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
*Updated April 13, 2021*Pfizer-BioNTech recently released information regarding their COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective for children 12 to 15. The vaccine is currently available for use in those 16 and older based on previous trials and is ap...
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March
25,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.The last few weeks have been hard, to say the least. Although the new year brought hope that we would begin to look to a “return to normal” after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, things haven’t felt so positive. It is onl...
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February
10,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.Parenting can be hard. Everyday stresses can decrease patience and make parenting even harder. Always try to slow down, take advantage of every moment, and seize the opportunity to turn negative experiences into positive on...
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January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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2020
December
23,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Revised: Dec. 31, 2020We know that you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and when it will be available for children. Information is changing rapidly, but we want to do our best to answer your questions with what we know so far.About the ...
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December
23,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Melodie Davis pulls into the north garage just before 8 a.m. She parks on the fifth floor and unloads large bags full of gifts from the back of her white SUV.“These are a couple of toys for our PICU and TCU families,” she says, donning a plaid scarf ...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
When the world shut down this year, we all turned to one device or another for entertainment, information, socialization, work meetings, education and, if we’re honest, babysitting. Sometimes screen time was, and still is, a necessary lifeline for co...
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December
08,
2020
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
Normally for holiday gifts for children I would recommend outings or experiences over things. However, the pandemic has made us adjust everything this year. So, my advice is to make the outing/experience at home instead. Movie night with popcorn, piz...
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December
02,
2020
| 15:02 PM America/Chicago
Hospitalizations of children for COVID-19 thankfully remain low, but new data shows Hispanic children in North Texas are disproportionately affected. As of Oct. 31, 53% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Cook Children’s were Hispanic, while 27% wer...
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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
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
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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September
10,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
The number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at Cook Children’s is on the rise, and experts fear the trend may continue with a recent surge of firearm sales. A Fort Worth child under the age of 5 became the hospital’s 23rd gunshot wound patien...
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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
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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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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May
08,
2020
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
By Lisa Elliott, licensed psychologist With more kids at home and without a lot to do, it’s not surprising most of us have eased up on our screen-time restrictions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, statistics show it’s now more imp...
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April
07,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
All children, regardless of age, developmental level or health status, could be feeling stress due to the ways in which their routines and lives have changed in response to Covid-19. Here are a few tips for talking with your children during this time...
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March
16,
2020
| 15:46 PM America/Chicago
With everything happening regarding COVID-19, a lot of parents understandably have questions. One of the most common questions we’re receiving is why we’re not testing every child for COVID-19 upon a parent’s request. The answer is we simply don’t...
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March
05,
2020
| 14:50 PM America/Chicago
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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February
14,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
A mom reached out to us, asking about the way her child stored food in their mouth. The stuffed cheeks reminded us of a chipmunk. And honestly, it sounded kind of cute. Until, we discussed the issue with one of our experts. The licensed psychologi...
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2019
October
17,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
Suicide rates among young people rose at an alarming rate in the U.S. between 2007 and 2017, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found: That suicides increased by 56% during the 10-year sp...
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September
10,
2019
| 14:55 PM America/Chicago
Along with routine questions about your child’s diet, growth and development, more and more pediatricians are asking children difficult questions about depression and thoughts about suicide. Kristen Pyrc, M.D., co-medical director of Psychiatry at...
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