Checkup Newsroom (Lewisville pediatrics)

2018
November
07,
2018
RSV has arrived at Cook Children's. Last week, 78 kids tested positive for RSV, compared to only two who tested positive for Influenza A. RSV is a virus. It’s short for respiratory syncytial virus. It causes a disease in young children (especia...
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2017
January
20,
2017
When our 18-month-old son, supposedly napping in his crib, came strolling into the kitchen, we realized it was probably time to make the transition to a “big-boy” bed (even though it was a little earlier than we had planned). Most children transit...
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2016
September
11,
2016
I collect snow globes of cities I love. When my stepson, Sage, was little he would love to watch us shake them and watch the snow swirl violently around settling gently on the miniature cities. Shortly after starting kindergarten, I found Sage si...
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2015
February
20,
2015
My wife nudges me. It’s 2 a.m. “Hey babe, did you hear that? Who is coughing? Can you go check on them? Take your stethoscope.” That’s what an Emergency Room visit looks like in our house in the middle of the night. This time of year, many of y...
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February
12,
2015
Childhood injuries are very common. Falls and bumps and bruises are normal. If your child doesn’t have a few bumps here and there, they probably aren’t playing enough. With each injury, parents commonly find themselves asking each other, “Do you t...
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January
29,
2015
I’ve been watching the Disney measles outbreak, each day cringing when I see the total number of infected people and hoping that there are no serious complications. Then, the news broke that there is a confirmed case of measles right in our backyard....
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2014
November
25,
2014
As a dad of young kids, I won’t be thankful for some things this week…I won’t be thankful that I can’t sleep in due to my 3-year-old alarm clock.I will be thankful for extended breakfast with that 3 year old and big smiles for the blueberry bagel.I w...
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November
20,
2014
Do you wish that mom at the park would parent her child so you don’t have to?Oh, there she is, over there checking out Facebook.Are you nervous every time her kid climbs up the ladder he might fall down and injure himself?She’s still playing Candy Cr...
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November
04,
2014
“Did you give him his medicine this morning or was I supposed to?”“Hey bud, how did you get that BAND-AID®?”“I just climbed up on this and got it (from the medicine cabinet).”Those are 2 conversations that happen frequently and just yesterday, respec...
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