Checkup Newsroom (Jamye Coffman)

2019
April
15,
2019
Child abuse is a difficult subject to think about, much less discuss with your family and friends. But it also can’t be ignored. Jamye Coffman, M.D., medical director of the Child Advocacy Resource and Evaluation (CARE) Team at Cook Children’s, sa...
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2017
April
19,
2017
By Victoria Shelton Cook Children’s has brought in visiting dogs for decades as a way to help patients and their families cope with their situations, but it was one of the first hospitals nationwide to realize the value in having dogs as badge-yie...
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2016
April
22,
2016
The leading cause of death of infants 1 month to 1 years of age is sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). A recent study in the Journal of Pediatrics found that the teenage moms who participated ...
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March
08,
2016
The news of a nanny 20-year-old arrested in California for child abuse didn't surprise the child abuse pediatricians at Cook Children's. Jamye Coffman, M.D., a child abuse pediatrician and medical director for Cook Children’s Advocacy Resource and...
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February
11,
2016
"Hookup websites” make it easier than ever before to meet total strangers. These apps allow people to find each other in their area who are looking for sex. The problem is these apps simply aren’t for children under any circumstance and can lead t...
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January
21,
2016
We see it on the news almost daily. A teacher or coach in some town, somewhere, arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Sometimes it’s in another state far away, but far too often it’s in our own communities, even in our chi...
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2015
May
27,
2015
The news of a 17-year-old male high school student arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl leaves us all shaken and disturbed. Irving Police said the boy admitted to choking to death his ex-girlfriend, but his unsolicited confe...
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2014
November
21,
2014
The news of a 28-year-old man and a 17 year old arrested on charges of child pornography in Hurst, Texas, may be surprising to some, but not to Jamye Coffman, M.D. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Cook Children’s CARE (Child Advocacy Res...
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