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2023
February
07,
2023
| 11:46 AM America/Chicago
Uzoma “Ben” Gbulie, M.D., FACS, has been caring for formerly conjoined twins AmieLynn Rose and JamieLynn Rae Finley before they were even born. He was one of the first doctors the twins’ parents consulted after finding out their girls were joined at ...
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February
06,
2023
| 15:05 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerMarty Knott, D.O., Ph.D. was AmieLynn’s primary surgeon during the historic procedure to separate conjoined twins, AmieLynn and JamieLynn, on Jan. 23, 2023. Although this was his first time separating conjoined twins, Dr. Knott brought ...
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February
06,
2023
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleWe’re born with a mind, body and soul. When something goes wrong with one, it often affects another. That’s especially true for individuals with diseases of the nervous system — or the brain, spinal cord and nerves — and it’s the motiv...
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February
03,
2023
| 11:43 AM America/Chicago
World Cancer Day on Feb. 4 is an important day to raise awareness about prevention, detection, and treatment. Started by the Union for International Cancer Control in 2008, World Cancer Day activities seek to significantly reduce illness and death ca...
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February
01,
2023
| 17:00 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeJose L. Iglesias, M.D., Medical Director of Pediatric Surgery at Cook Children’s Medical Center, was the lead surgeon during the first separation of conjoined twins, JamieLynn and AmieLynn, in Cook Children's Medical Center's 105-year ...
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February
01,
2023
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerKaitlin Bates and her three young sons heard a loud pop while walking on a nature trail one day last summer. At first, Kaitlin thought their stroller ran over something, maybe a snake. Then her 18-month-old son Jace started screaming. K...
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January
31,
2023
| 17:14 PM America/Chicago
Inclement Weather: Click here to view closures and delayed openings at our Cook Children's locations. Although offices may be physically closed, phones are still being answered and virtual appointments are an option at several locations.Many counties...
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January
31,
2023
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
On Jan. 23, 2023, a team of medical experts from multiple specialties collaborated to perform the first separation of conjoined twins, JamieLynn and AmieLynn, in Cook Children's Medical Center's 105-year history.The medical professionals were separat...
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January
26,
2023
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s and Twisted X®, a Twisted X Global Brands company, have joined together to create the Cook Children’s by Twisted X Collection. Twisted X will donate 100 percent of wholesale proceeds from every pair of shoes sold from this collection ...
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January
25,
2023
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
Sisters JamieLynn and AmieLynn underwent surgery on Monday, becoming the first conjoined twins to be separated at Cook Children’s Medical Center.Jamie and Amie lay face-to-face and shared a liver, which was successfully separated during the 11-hour p...
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January
20,
2023
| 11:25 AM America/Chicago
On Thursday, Mattel, Inc. donated 2,000 Barbies, toys and infant toys to patients at Cook Children's Medical Center in memory of 7-year-old Athena Strand. She was killed in December while a package of “You Can Be Anything” Barbies was being delivered...
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January
18,
2023
| 14:28 PM America/Chicago
Editor’s Note: The Respiratory Clinic is limited only to patients who were recently treated at the Cook Children's Emergency Department, Medical Center or Urgent Care Clinics and received a referral for respiratory therapy.Story by Jean Yaeger. Video...
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January
18,
2023
| 12:45 PM America/Chicago
Beginning March 2023, we'll begin moving many of our specialty clinics. You can keep up with the latest changes by visiting our Cook Children's Dodson Specialty Clinics page on cookchildrens.org. ...
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January
17,
2023
| 10:01 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleFor Kevin Greene, business is personal.Every day that he walks into work as vice president and administrator at Cook Children’s Medical Center – Prosper, his two young sons are on his mind. Greene sees them in every face he encounters ...
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January
12,
2023
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
The Raising Joy podcast is nearly one year old! We would love to hear from our listeners. This short 1 to 2 minute survey is anonymous and intended to help guide Cook Children's Joy Campaign and the podcast.Go here to complete this short survey. The ...
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January
12,
2023
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThey grow up so fast. One minute you’re rocking your baby in your arms and breathing in their sweet baby smell from the top of their head, and the next you’re carting them off to the doctor for their teen physical and wellness check.In...
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January
10,
2023
| 15:29 PM America/Chicago
By Eline WigginsAs cases of the flu and RSV decline at Cook Children’s, we are experiencing an increase in positive cases of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to remain vigilant against respiratory illnesses and make sure their children have the late...
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January
09,
2023
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
It was a historical day for Cook Children's Health Care System! Cook Children's Medical Center - Prosper opened up its doors to the community at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. Our team members in Prosper have already served patients in the community under...
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January
06,
2023
| 16:14 PM America/Chicago
Texas Country artist Josh Abbott visited patients and staff members at Cook Children’s Medical Center on Jan. 6 to share his music and to bring some smiles. While at the children’s hospital, Abbott talked about his partnership with the Texas Dairy Qu...
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January
04,
2023
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
By Eline WigginsBuffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after a hit during Monday evening’s game. The Bills said in a statement that he was given CPR on the field and his heartbeat was restored. On Tuesday, the Bills said Ha...
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January
03,
2023
| 12:03 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleLarger than life-size digital displays, storybook murals, walking paths that invite exploration and play, and spaces bathed in every color of the rainbow — it’s what childhood daydreams and imaginations are made of. These are also a fe...
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2022
December
29,
2022
| 10:12 AM America/Chicago
Checkup Newsroom is the top source for news about Cook Children's Health Care System and pediatric health care. From a story of kismet to the opening of a new Medical Center, these are the stories that were the most viewed in 2022.1.     Baby Formula...
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December
28,
2022
| 09:29 AM America/Chicago
Child Life Specialist Series: We're diving deeper into children’s expression of emotions, the validation of children’s emotions and experiences (including tears), and what it looks like to advocate for our children in all settings.By Ashley Pagenkopf...
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December
23,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
Photos by Sydney Hanes.Santa Claus stopped by to visit our tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to spread Christmas cheer. The babies were dressed in festive outfits to celebrate their first Christmas....
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December
23,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Story by Ashley Antle. Video by Tom Riehm.You will have a hard time finding someone better suited than Parker Vickers to help children choose and build a cuddly friend at the Build-A-Bear Workshop at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Funny, charismatic...
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December
22,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeWith Christmas around the corner, parents are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their kids. December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month, and many of the toys sold in stores and online pose significant dangers to kids of all a...
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December
21,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
Football players and team members with the Baylor Bears and the Air Force Falcons came to visit patients at Cook Children's Medical Center on Tuesday. The Bears and the Falcons face off in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 22 at Texas Christian...
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December
20,
2022
| 15:17 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's patients enjoyed a Christmas party on Tuesday morning with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. They received gifts and participated in arts and crafts activities.Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Lauren Graham and Eline Wiggins. ...
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December
20,
2022
| 11:57 AM America/Chicago
The coldest temperatures of the season are headed to North Texas later this week with an Arctic cold front. The best thing you can do is to prepare you and your family to stay safe and healthy.Wind chills are expected to be below zero degrees on Thur...
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December
13,
2022
| 16:47 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Rangers had their annual holiday visit with Cook Children's patients on Dec. 13, 2022. Current and former players, along with members of their broadcast team, surprised patients in multiple departments at the Medical Center to spread some h...
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