Checkup Newsroom (Life)

2018
March
20,
2018
| 08:33 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - For some families who are about to lose a child, Cook Children's has the ability to record the child's heartbeat and turn it into a song the family will have forever.  Watch the story on WFAA by clicking here.      ...
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2016
July
06,
2016
| 04:11 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that drowning will most likely affect you or someone you know?Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children ages 1 to 4 years old and the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for ag...
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March
17,
2016
| 03:38 PM America/Chicago
Julia Smeltzer brings her dog to work every day. She wears a t-shirt and scrubs. And 'play' is in her job description. Don’t be confused though. Julia and her dog, Journey, have a big responsibility at Cook Children's. Yes, they are there to play,...
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2015
July
02,
2015
| 03:23 PM America/Chicago
July began with two fatal drowning. For the month of June 2015, the Cook Children’s Trauma department cared for 26 non-fatal drowning victims, with 20 of those occurring in either a home, apartment or community pool. That's more than double from the ...
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March
30,
2015
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
When I first moved to Fort Worth from Chicago, it felt like I was asked at least once a day, “What brought you here?” My quick response that I moved to work at Cook Children’s surprised many, perhaps because it seems that if you work in health care, ...
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2014
May
24,
2014
| 01:00 PM America/Chicago
For many families, the summer means boating and swimming season. But it can also mean danger, as one of the worst drowning weekends of the year. Please take these extra precautions for a safe, fun holiday.1. Don’t drink and drive. This takes on dual ...
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May
05,
2014
| 07:53 PM America/Chicago
Every night at exactly 10 p.m., taps echoes in the area surrounding the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base of Fort Worth. As a neighbor to the base, I often hear it playing as I wind down my day. Without fail, I hear it and a wave of nostalgia wash...
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April
07,
2014
| 11:56 PM America/Chicago
On Monday, July 28, CBS 11 News did a story about the Vento's. You can view it here.   ...
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