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2021
May
24,
2021
| 09:26 AM America/Chicago
The drowning season is off to a deadly start with Memorial Day Weekend just days away. Already this month, Cook Children's reports two children have died in swimming pools. Five others were admitted to the medical center for drowning in
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2020
December
23,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Melodie Davis pulls into the north garage just before 8 a.m. She parks on the fifth floor and unloads large bags full of gifts from the back of her white SUV.“These are a couple of toys for our PICU and TCU families,” she says, donning a
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October
21,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
Like so many children and teenagers, 15-year-old Emma’s struggle with bullying is lifelong. She compares being picked on by classmates since kindergarten to losing part of her childhood. One day in 7th grade, Emma came home especially upset
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April
27,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
Being in the hospital can feel isolating anytime, but during COVID-19, social distancing can make young patients feel even more alone. Before the novel coronavirus, patients were able to leave their hospital rooms and enjoy activities in Cook
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2018
March
20,
2018
| 14:33 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
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2016
July
06,
2016
| 09:11 AM 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
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March
17,
2016
| 09:38 AM 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
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2015
July
02,
2015
| 08:23 AM 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
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March
30,
2015
| 14:31 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
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2014
May
24,
2014
| 06:00 AM 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
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May
05,
2014
| 12:53 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
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April
07,
2014
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
From the moment his parents named him, Xander Vento’s purpose in life seemed set. He was going to be a hero. Xander’s name translates to “defender of man” in Greek. Xander drowned when he was 4 years old trying to rescue a
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