Checkup Newsroom (Day)

2018
May
29,
2018
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
Summer is off to a deadly start for children in North Texas. Despite calls from local officials and families of drowning victims to ‘Lifeguard Your Child’ around water, 11 children were admitted to Cook Children’s over Memorial Day weekend. Two of th...
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2017
November
10,
2017
| 04:08 PM America/Chicago
Christine Oehlert isn’t exactly the kind of person you might imagine holding one of the highest-ranking positions in the military. She’s a self-described caretaker, wife and mother of two. She’s not gruff and you won’t hear her spouting off war stori...
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June
16,
2017
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
Frank McGehee, M.D., may surprise you when it comes to his parenting tips as a father of four biological children and two step kids – he puts all of the children second. Dr. McGehee, seen here with his daughter Brigid, became a stepfather of two y...
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2014
July
04,
2014
| 02:00 PM America/Chicago
World Kiss DayJuly 6‘My how kisses change’This Sunday is World Kiss Day and I have to declare it’s official; my kids won’t let me kiss them anymore (without a bribe). I didn’t expect it to happen this quick. Somehow when they were ages one and three,...
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July
03,
2014
| 03:30 PM America/Chicago
Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, usually brings thoughts of parades, back yard barbecues and, of course, fireworks. Unfortunately, those fireworks often mean injuries.The Emergency Department at Cook Children’s sees eye and face injuries from...
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June
16,
2014
| 08:10 PM America/Chicago
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. I'm sure there were no fights between fathers and their teenage children.Maybe, you had barbecue and ugly ties mixed with good feelings and love all around. But now back to reality.Because of that, you can co...
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June
13,
2014
| 04:56 PM America/Chicago
Avery’s due date was supposed to be June 20 but because of my high blood pressure, we knew that I would be induced before my due date. So I knew I would have this year’s Father’s Day gift covered; I would have just given birth to a beautiful baby gir...
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May
24,
2014
| 01:00 PM America/Chicago
For many families, the summer means boating and swimming season. But it can also mean danger, as one of the worst drowning weekends of the year. Please take these extra precautions for a safe, fun holiday.1. Don’t drink and drive. This takes on dual ...
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May
15,
2014
| 08:06 PM America/Chicago
Stop screaming in the car!That's enough!Just stop!I'm the “out-of-home” worker in our family, while my wife is able to do her job mainly from the house. Therefore, I usually have: brief periods of time alone with the 3 kids. time at home when the dut...
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May
09,
2014
| 06:12 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! We asked our pediatricians for the best advice they ever received from their moms and they gave us some great answers ..."My mom used to say, 'When God closes a door, He always opens a window.' I have found that to be true many ti...
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