Checkup Newsroom (Christmas)

2018
December
13,
2018
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
It should be the most wonderful time of the year, but you don’t want to spend it in the emergency room. New decorations and experiences can cause accidents and pose a danger for your child. Here are 12 day-ngers of Christmas: Fireplace - Ligh...
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2017
December
28,
2017
| 04:35 AM America/Chicago
Carol and Emmanuel Vallecalle welcomed their first daughter into the world in late October, beaming with excitement. Everything seemed so perfect, they couldn’t imagine a single thing could go wrong. Their 7-year-old son looked forward to becoming a ...
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December
22,
2017
| 05:32 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - During the holiday season, Cook Children's Medical Center takes decorating to new heights, from twinkling lights and festive ornaments to a magnificent tree. They make it so special, knowing that for many families, there is where they'll spend...
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November
21,
2017
| 06:13 PM America/Chicago
The Girl Scouts of America sent an important message to families – parents should not force their children to give hugs to anyone during the holidays. The blog post to girlscouts.org seems all the more timely and important because of the many alle...
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2016
December
20,
2016
| 03:51 AM America/Chicago
The visits from Santa Claus and a gift of a teddy bear served as reminders of Christmas. But it wasn’t until they walked out of Cook Children’s with their healthy baby in tow that it hit the Gutierrez family that they had spent the holiday in the con...
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December
20,
2016
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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2015
December
08,
2015
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
You spent the weekend outside playing with your kids or hanging up Christmas lights. Then you walk inside, feel your arm itching and see the familiar red bumps on your arms. Mosquitoes! In December? Why are we still seeing mosquitoes three week...
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2014
December
23,
2014
| 04:50 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's is always a special place, but especially during the holidays. We asked a few of our favorite people to share their special holiday memories and thoughts. ...
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December
22,
2014
| 10:53 PM America/Chicago
As a pediatrician, I am often asking adults to do things to protect my patients (pleading for adults to get pertussis vaccines to protect my babies for example).This week presented an excellent opportunity for me to return the favor.Our family chose ...
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December
19,
2014
| 10:20 PM America/Chicago
Our families and jobs have demands on us…school plays, band programs, choir programs, school parties, etc. Then you add in shopping, cleaning our houses, putting up the decorations, baking those all important holiday goodies, and entertaining…wow I’m...
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December
12,
2014
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
By now, most kids have a mile long holiday wish list, but it may consist of toys they have only seen on TV commercials or in toy catalogs. Which toys are actually good for their learning and development?There are so many different toys available thes...
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