Checkup Newsroom (Disease)

2018
August
07,
2018
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
I always hear the "Jaws" music playing in my head when I see these little ones toddle into my office. Dun dun...there's the rash....dun dun....fever too....dun dun...won't eat or drink much....dun dun...my diagnosis is given...DUN DUN..."What! Hand F...
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2016
October
25,
2016
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) works even better than originally thought and that’s good news for children 11-14 years of age. New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires only two doses of...
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October
25,
2016
| 11:19 PM America/Chicago
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never heard of congenital hyperinsulinsim. That’s likely because it only affects between 80 and 120 babies each year. But for those who are affected, it can be a life-changing event, which without an accura...
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February
24,
2016
| 06:18 PM America/Chicago
Kenda Hooker was 3 years old when doctors discovered a hole in the top chamber of her heart. Like many congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, she went on with her life assuming her heart had been ‘fixed.’ As memories faded, her medical records were ...
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2015
December
23,
2015
| 08:12 PM America/Chicago
Jana Dodd writes a blog for us about her daughter's time at Cook Children's and her struggle with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. ...
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April
27,
2015
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
Healthy 5 year olds shouldn’t be placed in danger, simply because they walked in a park. But they are. Children run the risk of contracting diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B, all because “dirty” hypodermic needles were tossed on the g...
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2014
June
27,
2014
| 03:54 PM America/Chicago
A mosquito has tested positive for West Nile virus in Tarrant County for the first time in 2014, according to the Tarrant County Public Health Department.The mosquito was recently trapped in Benbrook, near the southwestern border of Fort Worth, and t...
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June
23,
2014
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
Already in 2014, 14 cases of rabies have been seen at Cook Children’s, with 11 dog cases and three skunk exposures. In the years from 2011 to 2013, 168 cases were treated at Cook Children’s, with animals including dogs, cats, bats, rats, cows, ferret...
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May
20,
2014
| 04:42 PM 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 illnesses, h...
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April
25,
2014
| 06:04 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 129 cases of measles, the highest number  in the United States since 1996. The CDC states that from Jan. 1-April 18, 2014 a total of 129 cases of measles were recorded in this country....
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April
16,
2014
| 07:20 PM America/Chicago
A live, fluffy bunny, fuzzy chicks or dyed eggs can add fun and excitement to children's Easter baskets. But beware parents - these cute little treats could cause your child to get sick. ...
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