Checkup Newsroom (Emergency Department)

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
09,
2019
| 09:42 PM America/Chicago
By Megan Cole, Emergency Department Nurse, Cook Children's Medical Center I have had the privilege of working in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s for 10 years, with three of those years as a nurse. I often have people ask me, “How do yo...
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August
06,
2019
| 06:26 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Emergency Department has seen eight snake bites this year and 35 in 2018. As a physician assistant in the ED, Phillip Ray has treated some of those cases, but he never imagined he would one day be on the other end of antivenom. For...
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July
16,
2019
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
You covered the outlets, bolted in the dressers, locked up the medicine cabinet; but have you still left something very dangerous in your children’s reach? I spend a good portion of my day asking my daughter to give my son a little space; sister l...
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May
16,
2019
| 11:23 PM America/Chicago
Last year, more than 470 children visited the Cook Children’s Emergency Department after swallowing “a foreign body.” Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of Emergency Services at Cook Children’s, said not a day goes by that a child doesn’t visi...
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April
11,
2019
| 05:03 PM America/Chicago
Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads account for 99 percent of the venomous snakebites in the United States. All three of those snakes can be found in Texas. Last year, 35 children were treated for snake bites at Cook Children's, up from 21 ...
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2018
June
12,
2018
| 06:47 PM America/Chicago
The drowning numbers remain tragic, but not at all surprising to  Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of Cook Children’s Emergency Department. Already this year, seven children have fatally drowned after being rushed to Cook Children's. But anothe...
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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
September
01,
2017
| 08:54 PM America/Chicago
Collin Main’s grandfather was always his hero. His granddad served in the military and survived the Pearl Harbor attack. He also instilled in Collin a code from an early age to help people in need and not to brag when you did the right thing. So C...
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July
21,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/Chicago
Your kids have been cooped up all summer playing video games and now they want to go outside and play finally.  But are they ready for the hottest part of the year? Locally, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that remains i...
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July
20,
2017
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Wheezing, coughing and the struggle to catch a single breath. Sounds like asthma, right? But there may be another cause for respiratory distress in your child: vocal cord dysfunction. Asthma and vocal cord dysfunction (V...
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June
15,
2017
| 09:49 PM America/Chicago
It can be difficult to imagine what you will find when you walk into the emergency room with your kiddo. Chances are you’ve debated coming, but it’s Friday night and you’ve hoped all day that your child would start to feel better. The weekend is fast...
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2016
September
06,
2016
| 08:51 PM America/Chicago
It’s back-to-school time and that means you may be faced with a tough decision soon. Urgent care or emergency room? Every parent knows there are a plethora of reasons their child might need doctor this time of the year. They could catch a c...
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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
| 11:11 PM America/Chicago
You may want to double check your child’s wish list to Santa to have a safe holiday season. Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s, knows that guns will be a popular gift this holiday season for not o...
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September
04,
2015
| 03:40 PM America/Chicago
Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many, this means three days away from the office. You may be planning a trip out of town or a weekend on the water. No matter what you've got up your sleeve, there are a few things you may want to remember to keep...
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February
20,
2015
| 11:24 PM America/Chicago
My wife nudges me. It’s 2 a.m. “Hey babe, did you hear that? Who is coughing? Can you go check on them? Take your stethoscope.” That’s what an Emergency Room visit looks like in our house in the middle of the night. This time of year, many of y...
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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
June
01,
2014
| 06:26 PM America/Chicago
In her almost 15 years at Cook Children’s, Kimberly Aaron, M.D., hasn’t clamored for the media spotlight. But after seeing three drowning deaths in one week, the medical director of the Cook Children’s Emergency Department did something she’s never d...
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