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2022
July
01,
2022
| 09:24 AM America/Chicago
By Eline de Bruijn and Linda DiazThe Fourth of July is a time for celebration and getting together with family and friends. Cook Children’s experts are sharing safety tips and information to remember as people gather this weekend. Keep in mind that d...
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June
13,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Antle Melatonin overdoses in children are rising at an alarming rate, according to a new study where researchers found a 530% increase in the annual number of pediatric melatonin ingestions over the past 10 years. The number of children hos...
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May
23,
2022
| 15:13 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleMarch 28, 2022, was coming to a close like any other ordinary day for the Chavez-Llanas family. Salvador and Laura Chavez-Llanas were upstairs bathing their youngest of three sons while their older two were playing video games downstai...
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May
09,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs the mother of three boys, I’ve seen the inside of an urgent care center and emergency room a time or two. I’ve learned not to panic at the first sight of blood. But when I saw my 13-year-old passed out on the living room floor after...
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April
27,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.I remember scrolling through a Facebook group for physicians a few years ago, and a popular post rolled onto my screen, written by a confused pediatrician.“What the heck is up with all these moms wanting their baby’s tongues cut...
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April
18,
2022
| 16:33 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has treated 17 drownings so far in 2022 through April 13, three of which were fatal.This is an alarming increase compared to January through May 1 in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, according to Cook Children's data.This year, 11 dro...
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April
07,
2022
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
Parents and caregivers may have seen discussion of avian influenza (bird flu) through social media or news outlets. Zoos across the country are moving birds indoors to protect them. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the risk to the publi...
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April
04,
2022
| 13:16 PM America/Chicago
If your child is in kindergarten, first or second grade, they have never experienced a normal school year — one without virtual days, quarantines, cohorting pods, social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t know a world where go...
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March
24,
2022
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s has seen 12 drownings, two of them fatal, since the beginning of the year, starting 2022 off at an alarming pace for drownings even before summer swim season. Nine of those drownings in the stretch from January through middle March oc...
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March
15,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
While temperatures are warming up and spring is on its way, one thing is showing up that’s a little unusual for this time of year: the flu.Flu cases continue to increase at Cook Children's Health Care System. From March 13 to March 19, there were 275...
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March
09,
2022
| 17:06 PM America/Chicago
We’ve all seen the heartbreaking images of children in the midst of the war zone in Ukraine. Sick and injured babies and children sheltering in the basement of hospitals. Doctors and nurses doing their best with what they have to save their lives.The...
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March
07,
2022
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
•  The 15th annual The Blast will take place on April 2, 2022 at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Visit blastwalk.org to sign up.• Michael and Elesha were patients at Cook Children's, fighting neuroblastoma. Learn how a promise between friends ...
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March
02,
2022
| 13:44 PM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D.,  Cook Children's Pediatrics CityviewLet’s start with a story. As I began the introduction of solid foods to my first child, I was by the book! One food at a time. Slow introduction to make sure it was safe.  That kid was pret...
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January
05,
2022
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.Mixed emotions including frustration, worry and anxiousness (to name a few) fill my being yet again on the eve of the day my kids return back to school. It is no longer a new experience for me or the many other parents who ...
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2021
June
21,
2021
| 15:21 PM America/Chicago
The family of Michael Stuyvesant knows he beat the odds on a hot June day six years ago when he survived being accidentally left in the mini-van parked outside their Garland home.Michael, 3 years old at the time, experienced brain swelling, seizures ...
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May
26,
2021
| 09:08 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Lisa Vaughan, Au.D., manager of Cook Children’s Audiology Program, is featured in the June issue of Parents Magazine under the column “Paging Dr. Mom.”She gives tips to parents about the importance of checking the volume of their chil...
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May
17,
2021
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
Fever blisters are the worst.Now that that’s out of the way.They’re painful, not fun to look at and just all around annoying, for everyone, but especially for teenagers.Which is why it’s important that parents and teens know what they are and what tr...
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May
06,
2021
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. This pediatrician has watched your mental battles from the sidelines this year, Mama.2020 was not an easy year to be a mom.Personally, I can tell you it kind of sucked, right? Just a little. The pandemic brought about so many h...
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February
04,
2021
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.As COVID-19 continues to inundate our society, there arises the question of when to start the countdown clock of quarantine. Let’s say mom gets sick with COVID-19 and stays at home as she is supposed to. Centers for Disease Co...
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January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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2020
December
17,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
If your holiday plans include traveling by car this year, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safest trip possible. With people everywhere hitting the roads, Christmastime tends to be one of the most dangerous for ...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
When the world shut down this year, we all turned to one device or another for entertainment, information, socialization, work meetings, education and, if we’re honest, babysitting. Sometimes screen time was, and still is, a necessary lifeline for co...
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November
18,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
As of today, 20 COVID-19 patients are being treated at Cook Children's. This marks the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at the medical center since the beginning of the pandemic. These patients range in age from under 1 year old to 17...
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November
17,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but, for many, the holidays can be a difficult season when feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief are at an all-time high—and that’s in a normal year. But 2020 has been anything...
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September
01,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
We know questions about COVID-19 are at the top of every parent's mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we've compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). ...
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April
09,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
For our safety, we’ve all been asked to stay at home to protect each other and our community. This is sound advice that everyone should follow but with so many kids home, Cook Children’s has begun to see rising numbers in outdoor- and home-related...
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February
14,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
A mom reached out to us, asking about the way her child stored food in their mouth. The stuffed cheeks reminded us of a chipmunk. And honestly, it sounded kind of cute. Until, we discussed the issue with one of our experts. The licensed psychologi...
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2019
June
03,
2019
| 14:57 PM America/Chicago
Hot weather and summer vacation means Texas kids are headed to the water. Sadly, it also means more opportunity for tragedy. Summer has barely begun and Cook Children's has already seen 24 children at the medical center this year for drowning,...
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February
13,
2019
| 14:52 PM America/Chicago
Valentine’s Day can be stressful even for couples who have been together for years, much less kids. Every Valentine’s Day, KidsHealth asks kids questions about love. The more than 4,300 participants of the survey said they feel uncomfortable when:...
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2018
August
17,
2018
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
You’re holding your child’s hand on your way to the first day of school. The squeeze on your hand is tighter than usual. Then suddenly your little one sees a friend, smiles, releases your grip and you watch them run to school together without a care ...
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