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2018
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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July
12,
2017
NBC DFW - There is more proof that some forms of medical marijuana can safely treat certain disorders. The Food and Drug Administration has published results of an ongoing study that found cannabis oil can dramatically decrease the number of seizu...
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July
12,
2017
CBS DFW - The image of a child in distress, struggling in water is heart-wrenching. But for Cook Children’s Medical Center, it’s the picture they want parents see on a new electronic billboard in Fort Worth. Read the full story here.   ...
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July
12,
2017
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Dr. Jamye Coffman, medical director, The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment and Care at Cook Children's Medical Center, talks about putting the puzzle together. Read special report here.   ...
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May
05,
2017
Fox 4 - May the Fourth was more than just a day for internet memes at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, made a special visit to patients at the facility along with some cosplay characters. Se...
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May
05,
2017
WFAA - A record number of children are being brought to emergency rooms after being hit by cars, according to new numbers from Cook Children's Medical Center. Watch the story here.     ...
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May
05,
2017
CBS 11 - A sweet sibling moment was recently caught on-camera at Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth. The video shows 2-year-old Nora running toward a glass wall separating the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from the lobby. On the other si...
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April
17,
2017
CW 33 - SLIME is just what the doctor ordered for National Doctors Day! The staff over at Cook Children's Hospital didn't have to wait for a TV gig to get doused in green goo. For the fourth year in a row, patients, parents and Cook's crew cooked up ...
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April
17,
2017
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine - Cook Children’s parlays its lineup of unusual specialties into a growing international program, drawing patients from Latin America, Canada, and the Middle East, and marking Fort Worth’s small entry into the $100 billion ...
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April
17,
2017
Fort Worth Star Telegram - HUD Secretary Ben Carson continued his listening tour in Fort Worth Thursday, saying he was impressed with how the city has leveraged public-private partnerships to improve the health and education of its residents. One ...
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April
17,
2017
WFAA - Right out front of Cook Children’s today, there is a powerful display of an enormous problem, child abuse. Nurses, doctors and staff from the hospital’s CARE unit took time to carefully plant 1,496 pinwheels in the lawn. Each one represents a ...
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April
17,
2017
NBC 5 - A Fort Worth dog has been recognized by the dog food company Milk-Bone as one of its “Dogs Who Changed the World.” Kitty, a Golden Retriever, is a therapy dog at Cook Children’s Medical Center and she primarily helps to comfort children who a...
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April
17,
2017
ABC News - This nurse’s drawings are bringing cheer to his young patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Edgar Palomo, 27, makes dry-erase artwork on the hematology/oncology floor to lighten the mood for the kids. See the ...
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April
17,
2017
D Healthcare - Cook Children’s Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit is the first named NICU in North Texas to receive a Level IV designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The recognition came as the result of House Bill 15 ...
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March
31,
2017
Fort Worth Business Press - The Behavioral Health Center on the top floor of the new South Tower at Cook Children’s Medical Center is an intensive care unit for children with critical psychiatric issues. The South Tower is also home to a new and expa...
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March
31,
2017
CBS DFW - Seven children and their parents moved from the old cardiac ICU center to the new Heart Center in Cook Children’s South Tower in Fort Worth. To see the story, click here. ...
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March
16,
2017
NBC 5 - A Dallas mother hopes her story will save the lives of premature babies around the world. Her son died from a devastating disease that doctors don't know much about, but that's changing thanks to one woman's mission. To see the story, c...
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