Checkup Newsroom (Justin)

2017
December
20,
2017
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD sent a letter to parents that confirms a case of whooping cough, or pertussis, in its school district. WFAA reports two confirmed cases at Grapevine High School. NBC5 reports it is the second case in as many weeks. If you...
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2016
November
10,
2016
| 05:24 PM America/Chicago
1. All ear pain is an ear infection. Ear pain can be caused by many different factors. Often kids just play with or point to their ears. If the child is otherwise cranky, sick or not sleeping well, parents will assume there is an ear infection. Ho...
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June
23,
2016
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
I was surprised by yesterday’s announcement that the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn’t protect kids last year. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the Centers for Disease Control’s ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunizati...
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March
23,
2016
| 04:01 PM America/Chicago
Goat's milk is not a healthy alternative to formula (preferably cow's milk, followed by soy-based) for your baby. Here are 4 reasons goat's milk is dangerous and could even be deadly: It is usually not pasteurized which can lead to all kinds...
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2015
June
23,
2015
| 06:56 PM America/Chicago
Today's "My Kid Minute" topic is diarrhea.  Watch the video below for five key facts about diarrhea that every parent needs to know in only a minute.  In today's video, Doc Smitty explains: What are the common causes? How long can it la...
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March
05,
2015
| 06:06 PM America/Chicago
Silas Nacita, a college football player for Baylor in Waco, was recently suspended by athletic department for accepting improper benefits. These benefits including taking money and an apartment from some who were originally called “close family frien...
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January
08,
2015
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Warts are one of the most annoying problems. They are not caused by holding (or kissing) frogs but, instead, are caused by viruses. The virus that causes warts is contagious, but that does not necessarily mean that if your child touches a wart ...
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2014
September
16,
2014
| 05:41 PM America/Chicago
Sweat was dripping off my shirt and I could not escape that feeling of needing to throw up, almost wishing I could, but not actually vomiting. It doesn’t sound all that inviting, but I was really interested in coming back the next day to try it all a...
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June
30,
2014
| 09:00 PM America/Chicago
The World Cup has really been a tasty distraction for the past few weeks (ba-dum, ching!).One of the biggest stories centers around the suspension of Luis Suarez for biting an Italian defender.  It’s not the first time he has done it either.I usually...
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June
16,
2014
| 08:10 PM America/Chicago
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. I'm sure there were no fights between fathers and their teenage children.Maybe, you had barbecue and ugly ties mixed with good feelings and love all around. But now back to reality.Because of that, you can co...
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May
15,
2014
| 08:06 PM America/Chicago
Stop screaming in the car!That's enough!Just stop!I'm the “out-of-home” worker in our family, while my wife is able to do her job mainly from the house. Therefore, I usually have: brief periods of time alone with the 3 kids. time at home when the dut...
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May
09,
2014
| 06:12 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! We asked our pediatricians for the best advice they ever received from their moms and they gave us some great answers ..."My mom used to say, 'When God closes a door, He always opens a window.' I have found that to be true many ti...
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