Checkup Newsroom (Emergency Room)

2019
November
20,
2019
| 09:23 PM America/Chicago
Seasonal illnesses are in full swing and hitting Cook Children’s at an unusually high rate. The medical center is under a ‘Facility Alert’ due to an extremely high census. On Monday, Nov. 18, our staff saw 567 patients in the emergency room, which...
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September
19,
2019
| 09:46 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is looking for parents of children ages 4-12 years old to participate in a gun safety research project.  The study takes place on the Cook Children's main campus in Fort Worth, Texas, and participants must be willing to attend the ...
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2017
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
November
09,
2016
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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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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2015
November
16,
2015
| 02:01 PM America/Chicago
Imagine you are 5 years old. It’s a beautiful day and you are stuck in the house with a fever. Your wonderful mother gives you little orange tablets that taste like oranges. You think taking these little tablets that look a lot like M&M’s will make y...
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September
29,
2015
| 03:09 PM America/Chicago
A study published in Pediatrics shows an increase of kids in the U.S. going to the ER for treatment of self-inflicted injuries, such as cutting. From 2009 to 2012, self-injuries increased from 1.1 percent to 1.6 percent of all visits. While the in...
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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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