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2020
November
20,
2020
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
As Tarrant County continues to see record COVID-19 cases, doctors across Cook Children’s Health Care System urge the community to avoid large gatherings for Thanksgiving. Instead of traditional celebrations, our physicians offer advice on how to conn...
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November
12,
2020
| 17:25 PM America/Chicago
With the rise in local COVID-19 cases, Cook Children’s Medical Center is changing its inpatient visitor policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., only one primary caregiver will be allowed per...
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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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October
06,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
With COVID-19 still circulating in North Texas, now is the time to start planning alternative Halloween activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging trick-or-treating nationwide, calling it a high-risk activity ...
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September
25,
2020
| 12:32 PM America/Chicago
With kids going back to school, new questions are coming up on when kids should be tested for COVID-19 and when they can return to school. Keep in mind there are some conflicting and confusing pieces of advice out there and this is only promised t...
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September
01,
2020
| 12:34 PM America/Chicago
Scott Carlton is an 11-year-old Arlington boy who typically smiles with his whole face, loudly giggles contagious belly laughs and always enjoys applause and music. But by July 14, Scotty’s bodily systems started to shut down or go haywire, one by...
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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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July
08,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D. “What’s school going to look like in the fall?” “Should I send my child or keep them at home?” These are the questions that every parent is probably already asking as school districts roll out their plans for re-opening sc...
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July
06,
2020
| 15:25 PM America/Chicago
Wow, what a difference a few months make. Just around four months ago I wrote about an emerging virus which was spreading across a province in China. I urged awareness but not panic as we were seeing a few cases spread outside the local area. W...
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June
25,
2020
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
"Please for the love of God, put on a mask!" Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter's frustration speaks for many physicians, nurses and other health care providers too.  Shetter spoke at a news conference announcing that face coverings will be required in...
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May
18,
2020
| 13:05 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. As Cook Children’s pediatricians, we are getting the forms daily. And the questions that come along with it. “Can my kids go to summer camp this year?” “Are we putting ourselves at risk by letting them go?” While CL...
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May
06,
2020
| 15:22 PM America/Chicago
With breaking news of three confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Texas, many parents may be wondering what to do if they suspect their child has contracted the new strain of coronavirus. The most important thing to remember is not to panic. Based on ...
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April
21,
2020
| 13:50 PM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives. Schools are closed. Many businesses are closed. Parents are working from home. COVID-19 is the name for the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 and consists of a respiratory disease w...
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April
13,
2020
| 11:26 AM America/Chicago
Being a pediatrician during the novel coronavirus pandemic has been interesting, to say the least. I miss my old care-free life, just like you. I miss seeing friends and giving hugs. I miss my patients. One thing that thankfully keeps me connected...
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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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April
03,
2020
| 14:51 PM America/Chicago
The first patient to be diagnosed with COVID-19 at Cook Children’s is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital over the weekend. Menachem Mandel received positive test results on Tuesday, March 24, several days after traveling t...
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April
02,
2020
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
Following strict social distancing is critical for expectant mothers. Contracting COVID-19 near your delivery date could impact how you will care for your baby in significant ways. Here are some tips to help prepare you and your new baby: ...
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April
02,
2020
| 02:58 AM America/Chicago
Is there a vaccine for COVID-19? What treatments are available? There is currently no vaccine available for COVID-19. Studies are currently underway, but they are in the very early stages and there is no clear timeline for when it will be availabl...
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March
18,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/Chicago
With a situation as fluid as COVID-19, we are making changes every day to protect our patients, families and health care workers. These changes touch every aspect of our health care system from our primary care offices to urgent care, specialty care ...
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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
03,
2020
| 10:30 AM America/Chicago
I understand the concern about the coronavirus most of us have right now. After all, it’s dominating the headlines and probably your work and home conversation. But as a pediatrician, let’s talk first about what’s most important to me and you: our...
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January
24,
2020
| 11:52 AM America/Chicago
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the coronavirus lately. I thought we should take some time to go over the basics of this respiratory illness, based in China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring ...
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2018
November
26,
2018
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
RSV has arrived at Cook Children's. Last week, 178 kids tested positive for RSV, compared to only two who tested positive for Influenza A. RSV is a virus. It’s short for respiratory syncytial virus. It causes a disease in young children (especi...
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2014
May
20,
2014
| 09:42 AM America/Chicago
Marc Mazade, an Infectious Disease specialist at Cook Children’s, first heard about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at a presentation last year. While Dr. Mazade says the attack rate of MERS seems low compared to other respiratory illnesse...
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