Checkup Newsroom (Emergency)

2019
November
05,
2019
| 09:37 PM America/Chicago
When you live with a child, almost every day's unpredictable, and sometimes those adventures land your child in an Emergency Department (ED) or an Urgent Care Center (UCC). While Cook Children's provides quality care at the Emergency Department lo...
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October
04,
2019
| 06:48 PM America/Chicago
By Megan Cole, Cook Children's Emergency Department Nurse Food allergies are a frequently discussed topic among parents and medical professionals. If you are not a parent of a child with food allergies, chances are high that someone you love, or s...
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July
09,
2019
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
Already this summer, the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s has treated kids for heat-related illnesses. And that’s before things really heat up as we head into the warmest months of the year. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has is...
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June
04,
2019
| 07:32 PM America/Chicago
I’ve written a lot about fevers in hopes of calming parents’ fears. But when it comes to newborns, forget everything I’ve always taught you about fever. If an infant has a fever, it is a sign something is wrong and a serious cause for concern I...
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February
25,
2019
| 10:39 PM America/Chicago
Once again a local shooting of a small child is in the news and under investigation by authorities. NBC 5 reports that a toddler was shot in the head at a Fort Worth home last week. Police said the child’s mother and father were at the house and t...
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2018
January
22,
2018
| 09:55 PM America/Chicago
Watch Dan Guzman, M.D., taking care of a patient in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s and he’s the model of cool under pressure. It’s his environment and he’s in control. But when his daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to...
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2017
June
06,
2017
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
On the top floor of the brand new South Tower building at Cook Children’s Medical Center sits a facility most people will never see. The doors are locked from inside and out. The only access granted comes with the swipe of a badge. This is the Rees-J...
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May
03,
2017
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
The multiple tornadoes that rampaged through East Texas over the weekend shows the devastation these storms can bring with them. An average of 132 tornadoes occur in Texas each year.   At some point, probably in the near future, one of those to...
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2016
August
19,
2016
| 05:27 PM America/Chicago
The first week of school is one of the busiest weeks of the year for emergency rooms across the country. But the team at Cook Children's is ready for the rush thanks to a brand new Emergency Department (ED) set to open Monday, Aug. 22. “Last year ...
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February
08,
2016
| 10:05 PM America/Chicago
The news of 15-year old Rylie Whitten’s battle with toxic shock syndrome brought back a flood of emotions from a family that faced their own battle with this rare and frightening condition. KrisDi Ingermann went to Cook Children’s in 2007 close to...
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2015
November
24,
2015
| 01:43 AM America/Chicago
Next month, James P. Miller, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at Cook Children’s, will retire after more than 17,000 surgeries and a nearly three decade career. One of Dr. Miller’s patients wrote a goodbye message to Dr. Miller and allowed us to share it wi...
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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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February
19,
2015
| 05:15 PM America/Chicago
It’s still technically flu season, but that’s not the only illness that has families flocking to the Emergency Department (ED) at Cook Children’s. Ailments run the gamut from respiratory and fever issues (RSV and influenza) to gastroenteritis with...
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2014
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
12,
2014
| 05:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s only natural to panic when your child is really hurt and no one can be blamed for not thinking clearly at that moment. So, while you have a calm moment, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at what’s an emergency and when you should...
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May
12,
2014
| 07:47 PM America/Chicago
As moms, we all make mistakes. Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could take back the one I’m about to tell you. When my son was 15 months old, I gave him a bite of my pistachios. He got red marks on his face and body, and then he started to swell...
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