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2022
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
16,
2022
| 09:49 AM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D., Cook Children’s Medical Advisor for Digital HealthNo doubt – the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) is the vaccine I hear the most hesitancy about. And yet I convince parents each and every day to get it – with patience, understanding, an...
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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
14,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs summer draws to a close, one mother, Dana Gage, is sharing her journey to making her son’s tragic drowning death matter.On Aug. 31, 2012, Dana's son, Connor, left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did eithe...
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September
12,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
By Brittany Kirk, Cook Children's Family TherapistAs we settle into a new school year, many parents and caregivers may find themselves unsettled about the need for increased security measures in our schools. Given recent gun violence events in Texas ...
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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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August
30,
2022
| 14:04 PM America/Chicago
This summer, there were fewer drownings treated compared to 2021. As Labor Day festivities get underway this weekend, keep in mind to stay vigilant and Lifeguard Your Child.From May to August, there were 47 drownings treated at Cook Children’s Health...
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August
18,
2022
| 13:13 PM America/Chicago
By Eline de BruijnDue to inflation, families across the country are facing higher costs for gas, energy, housing, groceries and other goods.Teams and leaders who work across Cook Children’s Health Care System have seen the extra stress this has cause...
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August
17,
2022
| 13:22 PM America/Chicago
 By Jean YaegerNutrition experts at Cook Children’s want parents to know that lunch in the school cafeteria presents unique challenges and opportunities for students to form healthy eating habits.First, the challenges …. Foods that some kids don’t li...
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August
16,
2022
| 10:19 AM America/Chicago
Child Life Specialist Series: In the coming months, we will dive 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 settin...
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August
15,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeFor Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., back to school means a full schedule of therapy sessions that all have a common topic – bullying. Dr. Elliott has been a psychologist at Cook Children’s for 28 years and says bullying now starts as early as Kin...
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August
12,
2022
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children's held an indoor rock climbing event on Thursday at Texas Christian University Recreational Center for patients with congenital hand and upper extremity differences. Children and parents had the opportunity to participate in a controlle...
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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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August
04,
2022
| 11:25 AM America/Chicago
Video by Tom RiehmThursday, Aug. 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. You may know that cookies are celebrated at Cook Children's year-round. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. freshly baked, warm cookies are available in Camelot Court for $1 e...
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August
03,
2022
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
By Emma PignatoParents and caregivers should ensure that a home swimming pool has an effective swim safety plan and extra layers of protection. Most drownings seen at Cook Children’s happen in a swimming pool during the least expected moments. Drowni...
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August
02,
2022
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeWith the temperature reaching 104 the other day, I was shocked to see a toddler by himself in the car outside of a restaurant. I rushed inside and found his mom, who waited in line for her to go order. As soon as the mom unlocked the c...
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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
28,
2022
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's employees donated cases of water and sports drinks on Thursday to the Fort Worth Fire Department as crews continue battling fires in the dry, hot weather.  Employees dropped off donations at the medical center in downtown Fort Worth f...
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July
27,
2022
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caregivers and health professionals about the dangers of inflatable neck floats after the death of one baby and the hospitalization of another. The flotation devices are especi...
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July
18,
2022
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
By Gina BestAsked what makes her mighty, Makenzie Chapa flexes her biceps and flashes a smile.“I have muscles,” she says with an upward tilt of her chin.Those who meet the precocious 7-year-old would no doubt agree she’s strong. But so much more radi...
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July
14,
2022
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
By Emma PignatoAs your family travels to the beach this summer, remember to include health and safety measures to ensure you and your children have the best vacation possible. Sunscreen often comes to mind, however, there are some other precautions t...
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July
13,
2022
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerIt’s important that families feel confident and empowered when they come away from a Cook Children’s visit with written information that clearly and specifically addresses their health concerns.Cook Children’s strives to consistently pr...
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July
12,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIt’s never too early to teach children to be safe around water. After all, if a baby can crawl, they can make their way to a pool or open body of water. Any number of things can lure them there — a floating toy or sheer curiosity as th...
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July
05,
2022
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeJoann Sanders, M.D., chief quality officer, and Matthew Carroll, M.D., associate chief quality officer, credit Cook Children’s employees with top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital list for 2022-2023. C...
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June
21,
2022
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 15 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication in...
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