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2021
September
23,
2021
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Physicians are sounding the alarm on yet another health concern that may be exacerbated by the pandemic. Within the past year doctors have noticed a dramatic increase in teens experiencing the sudden onset of tics, or involuntary and uncontrollable s...
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July
20,
2021
| 13:02 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen in a series. Adil Sayani thought he was hiding his addiction to prescription pills. In late 2020, his parents suspected something was going on with the 17-year-old Bedford resident, but they had no idea how bad things had become until they re...
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April
08,
2021
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
Growing up in Cleburne, Texas, life was not always easy for Julia. As a young child with autism, she suffered physical abuse at the hands of her biological family. The violence was so bad, it left scars. She was placed into foster care, and at age 12...
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2020
December
22,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Four unsung heroes at Cook Children’s were recently honored on the Tamron Hall Show. Sandra Coleman, Erica Powell, Corey Turner, and Cristina Rangel were featured on the Dec. 16 episode called ‘HALLelujah, It’s the Holidays – A Week of Gifts Galore.’...
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November
06,
2020
| 14:16 PM America/Chicago
Two Cook Children’s experts are warning parents nationwide about the potential dangers of social media challenges.Hospitalist nurse practitioner Amber Jewison and psychiatrist Kia Carter, M.D. were featured on the nationally-syndicated show “The Doct...
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September
22,
2020
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Ever since Aiden Yielding was first diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), his family has been his personal hype team. The 14 year old was diagnosed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, around the same time hospital visitation policie...
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August
10,
2020
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s CEO Rick Merrill announced today that Winifred King, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Social Media has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Diversity Officer. As part of the he...
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June
19,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
Children in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico can now stay close to home while receiving highly specialized cardiothoracic surgery, thanks to a newly formed partnership between Cook Children’s Health Care System and Covenant Children’s. Surgery te...
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May
19,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
A rare but serious health condition related to COVID-19 is now affecting children in North Texas. Since May 9, four patients have been treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). The children range in age ...
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May
13,
2020
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
There's a new record holder at Cook Children's Medical Center. Nine-year-old Gabriel completed an ULTRA Marathon Tuesday, which is 52.6 miles. For the past six months, Gabriel has tracked the number of laps he's walked around the hematology/oncology ...
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May
12,
2020
| 14:49 PM America/Chicago
A recent trip to Cook Children’s is one a young cancer patient may never forget. During a visit to have her blood cells counted prior to chemotherapy, 16-year-old Lauren Quintero had the chance to talk to ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Amy Poehler. The ...
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April
27,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
Being in the hospital can feel isolating anytime, but during COVID-19, social distancing can make young patients feel even more alone. Before the novel coronavirus, patients were able to leave their hospital rooms and enjoy activities in Cook Childre...
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April
23,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
KERA - Hospital elevators are sort of like green rooms for Tiffany Riley and Dick Monday. “That’s when Dr. Slappy lets one rip,” Monday jokes, as they head to the fourth floor at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. The short ride gives them...
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April
09,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Typically known for creating braces and helmets for young patients, the orthotics and prosthetics team at Cook Children’s Home Health is turning their talents to help doctors and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 fight. They’re now making f...
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February
27,
2020
| 08:58 AM America/Chicago
Walking into 13-year-old Joey Belles’ hospital room, it’s hard to miss the abundance of sloths. There are stuffed sloths on tables and sloth stickers on the walls. The sloth is Joey’s spirit animal, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at him now. ...
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February
25,
2020
| 14:03 PM America/Chicago
The minimum wage at Cook Children’s Health Care System (CCHCS) has been raised to $13.25 per hour, significantly above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The new minimum wage, which begins Feb. 2, 2020, will directly impact 200 current e...
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February
19,
2020
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
After waking up in a hospital bed at Cook Children’s Medical Center the day after his fifth open-heart surgery, Garrett Martin wondered if he made the right choice. “I had my chest bone ripped open. It’s going to hurt,” Martin, 21 years old, said....
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February
12,
2020
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
As any parent knows, kids are not little adults. They have endless energy, huge imaginations and sometimes they require medical care specialized for their unique needs. For this reason, Cook Children’s has been dedicated to the health and healing of ...
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2019
November
26,
2019
| 10:07 AM America/Chicago
As a mother of three, Audrey Ferrel knows about giving the gift of life. But it wasn’t until her oldest daughter, Jackie, was in renal failure and would need a kidney transplant to survive that she would have the chance to provide that gift one more ...
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2018
November
13,
2018
| 11:58 AM America/Chicago
NBC Charlotte - It's the kind of thing that keeps parents awake at night: Kids playing with guns. But this isn't your typical gun safety program. WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina profiles the Aim for Safety program at Cook Children's. ...
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October
16,
2018
| 09:56 AM America/Chicago
Daily Mail - Dr. Fernando Acosta, a pediatric neurologist at Cook Children's Medical Center, explains acute flaccid myelitis.  Read the story here.    ...
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October
08,
2018
| 09:43 AM America/Chicago
Fox 4 - A 13-year-old Cook Children's patient gets the experience of a lifetime thanks to a donation to Cook Children's.  Watch the story by clicking here.     ...
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August
21,
2018
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - A new reality: Tourniquets, bandages as school supplies at Fort Worth ISD.    ...
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August
21,
2018
| 13:58 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Lisa Smith is warning others that napping in a car seat can turn fatal for small children.  ...
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August
20,
2018
| 16:24 PM America/Chicago
CBS 11 - August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months. Holly Erwin, a lactation consultant with Cook Children's Medical Center, talks the benefits of breastfeed...
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August
09,
2018
| 16:30 PM America/Chicago
NBC DFW - Saleem Malik, M.D. came to the U.S. with a dream of pursuing advanced medicine. He's now one of the state's top pediatric neurologists & runs a special lab at Cook Children's (1 of only 3 of its kind in Texas) where he's able to detect spot...
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July
30,
2018
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
Each year, Cook Children's sees about 100 children for injuries related to ATVs.  As a pediatric surgeon and medical director of Trauma at Cook Children's, Chad Hamner, M.D., has witnessed the damage these machines can cause. He spoke with CBS 11 abo...
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June
21,
2018
| 15:50 PM America/Chicago
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
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
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
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
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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