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2018
June
21,
2018
Fox 4 - An Amarillo toddler heard sound for the first time on Tuesday thanks to a special implant.     ...
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June
19,
2018
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Child drownings in Tarrant County have spiked this year, with seven recorded before the official first day of summer on Thursday.  There were only five juvenile drowning deaths in all of 2017, according to Tarrant County...
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May
29,
2018
CBS 11 - Twenty-eight children have already died in drownings in Texas this year. The next three months, Memorial Day through Labor Day, are often when hospitals see the most victims. Families of drowning victims met together at Cook Children’s in...
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May
25,
2018
Children's Hospital Association - Cook Children's launched a campaign last year called Lifeguard Your Child, its third drowning-prevention campaign in as many years. It all started in June 2015, when 28 children were admitted to the hospital for near...
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May
02,
2018
WFAA - Emergency physician Dan Guzman, M.D. launches 'Aim for Safety' program to show the importance of gun locks and safes. Link to story here.     ...
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April
23,
2018
Texas Tribune - In 2015, Texas passed the Compassionate Use Act, legalizing the sale of a specific type of cannabis oil for epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. The first Texas dispensaries are now ...
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April
13,
2018
School officials are teaming up with the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters Association and Cook Children's Medical Center to learn lifesaving basics to stop blood loss after a shooting or other emergency.   Click Hear to Read More: ...
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April
13,
2018
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County has free Water Watcher tags for adults to wear for 15-minute shifts when children are swimming. Watchers are supposed to stay in reach of swimmers and watch without distraction. Click Here to Read M...
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April
13,
2018
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Daniel Suarez moved with ease among the patients, families and doctors during a hospital visit Thursday. Click Here to Read More: ...
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April
13,
2018
On National Doctor's Day, child patients at Cook Children's Hospital got a little "green" revenge on doctors, nurses and other medical staff.   Click Here to Watch:     ...
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March
20,
2018
WFAA - For some families who are about to lose a child, Cook Children's has the ability to record the child's heartbeat and turn it into a song the family will have forever.  Watch the story on WFAA by clicking here.      ...
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March
16,
2018
CBS 11 - Jamye Coffman, M.D., medical director of the Child Advocacy Resources and Evaluation (CARE) team at Cook Children's explains early childhood trauma its potential long-term health effects.  Watch the live interview with Dr. Coffman here. ...
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March
06,
2018
TCU Magazine - Cook Children's physicians participate in leadership program at Texas Christian University. Read story here.     ...
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February
01,
2018
WFAA - News broke Monday that Texas' first medical marijuana dispensary will open on Feb. 8, near — where else — Austin. Compassionate Cultivation will be the first of the three licensed dispensaries to open in the state, but will be followed, in ...
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January
31,
2018
NBC 5 - It is rare, affecting an average of 66 children a year in the United States, according to the Centers For Disease Control. Those are deaths that can possibly prevented, and they're fueling the mission of a group of parents and doctors at C...
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January
11,
2018
A 12-year-old girl in California died on Dec. 17, days after her family says they were told she had the flu.  Alyssa Alcarez's mother says the girl was misdiagnosed and health officials in Tulare County have stated she died from cardiac arrest and se...
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January
04,
2018
WFAA - WFAA sat down with pediatrician Dr. Vanessa Charette of Cook Children's Magnolia location to find out what you need to know about the current flu situation. There have been more than 1,100 children who have tested positive for the flu at the h...
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2017
December
22,
2017
FOX 4 - Some of the tiniest patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth got a special Christmas visitor Friday morning. Santa Claus made time in his busy schedule to say hello and perhaps listen to some whispered wishes. See the fu...
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December
22,
2017
WFAA - During the holiday season, Cook Children's Medical Center takes decorating to new heights, from twinkling lights and festive ornaments to a magnificent tree. They make it so special, knowing that for many families, there is where they'll spend...
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September
21,
2017
San Angelo Standard-Times - Sometimes when water touches her skin, the feeling is comparable to burning acid, said San Angeloan Madisyn Metaxas. Madisyn, 19, has suffered outbursts of pain that, at times, left her entertaining the idea that her li...
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August
31,
2017
Boston Herald - Urgent preparations for Hurricane Harvey’s wrath touched some of Texas’ tiniest residents yesterday, when 10 neonatal intensive care patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi were airlifted 350 miles away from the cat...
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August
31,
2017
New York Magazine - Around lunchtime on Thursday, the team at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth got the call they’d been preparing for ever since Hurricane Harvey’s massive scale had been announced. A hospital in Corpus Christi needed their help...
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August
31,
2017
KERA - Nereyda Rangel sang to her newborn daughter at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi. The building sits only a few blocks from Corpus Christi Bay, which spills into the Texas Gulf Coast. As Hurricane Harvey brewed in the Gulf, Shaddai...
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August
03,
2017
WFAA - In many ways, Kadience Mulanax is like any other 7-year-old girl who loves t-ball and cell-phone video games. There is a part of her life her parents wish they could change, for her sake. "I don’t know that she’s ever had a time where she’...
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July
28,
2017
NPR - In the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a father is rocking a baby attached to a heart monitor. While doctors roam the halls trying to prevent infections, Chief Information Officer Theresa Meadows i...
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July
27,
2017
FOX 4 - A toddler's close-call in a near-drowning is turning into a safety message for parents. The accident left 1-year-old Whitaker Harris at Cook Children's Hospital last week. Doctors and nurses called his survival “a miracle.” The Harris f...
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July
27,
2017
WFAA - Nearly 30 teenagers were rushed to the emergency room at Cook Children's on Tuesday afternoon. They suffered head trauma, broken limbs, nausea and disorientation. One young man even had a piece of dock wood stuck in his chest. Fortunately, ...
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July
19,
2017
WFAA - Dozens of Texas children have died from drowning in pools, lakes or ponds this year. "Most of the parents would tell you, it’s just a second, drowning is very silent," says Sharon Evans, trauma injury prevention coordinator at Cook Children's ...
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July
18,
2017
Children's Hospital Association - It's been almost a year since Khala Hart's little boy nearly died. On July 30, 2016, Khala and her husband, Chad, attended a pool party with two of their children, Caleb and Jack. Jack was just 3 years old at ...
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