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2024
February
22,
2024
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is monitoring the national outage impacting AT&T and other cellular providers. All of our internal systems are working and patient care is not affected.If you need to reach us, please turn on “Wi-Fi calling” on your phone to call our ...
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February
14,
2024
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
Media partners may use images and video for news stories with credit to Cook Children's.Cook Children’s Health Care System earned a top spot on Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2024 list, debuting at No. 3 out of a lineup of 600. The rank acknow...
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February
12,
2024
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
Flu cases remain high across Cook Children’s Health Care System. Last week, Tarrant County Health Department reported the first pediatric death from the flu. The flu is an infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs) that is caused by...
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January
29,
2024
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
Reaching New RecordOn January 25, Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hit its highest patient volume with 101 babies. Brittany McLaughlin, NICU Director, says this milestone is evidence of the continued growth in our community and its impact...
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2023
December
30,
2023
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerLooking back on 2023 gives us the chance to pause and appreciate a truly remarkable year for Cook Children’s. So many moments of magic unfolded, and we’re grateful – which is why we want to revisit our happiest headlines from 2023. Thes...
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December
20,
2023
| 17:03 PM America/Chicago
Happy Holidays! With Christmas just around the corner, Cook Children's patients were visited by many special guests sharing some holiday cheer this week. The Grinch stopped by on Monday with lots of laughs to share and stories to tell. Our hearts gre...
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December
13,
2023
| 09:50 AM America/Chicago
Giving Back to Cook Children's If you and your family are interested in donating to Cook Children's, see our holiday wish list. Please leave your donation in the donation bin at the main entrance or deliver during our holiday donation days: Wednesday...
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October
31,
2023
| 14:36 PM America/Chicago
Happy Halloween! Patients and staff members joined in on the fun with trick-or-treating Tuesday in the Atrium at Cook Children's Medical Center - Fort Worth and at Cook Children's Medical Center - Prosper. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Hallow...
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September
29,
2023
| 15:47 PM America/Chicago
By Sydney HanesHaving a child in the hospital is tough on any family, but imagine navigating a hospital admission if English isn’t your first language. That’s the case for many families at Cook Children’s.To help in situations like this, a group of p...
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August
29,
2023
| 09:14 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 51 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2022 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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June
27,
2023
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBreathing in secondhand smoke isn’t healthy for children, whether the smoke comes from tobacco or marijuana.Many of the same toxins and irritants in tobacco smoke are also present in marijuana smoke, according to the American Lung Assoc...
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May
22,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBy buckling their children into car seats and lifejackets, parents are taking steps to protect against tragic accidents. Safe sleep practices fit into that same mindset.Taking precautions in an infant’s sleep space -- just like the prec...
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April
24,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIf you are the parent of a baby, you’ve probably been given the advice to sleep when the baby is sleeping. While well-meaning, it’s not always that easy.As a mother of twins, now 14, I often rolled my eyes when someone would tell me th...
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April
12,
2023
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
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January
20,
2023
| 11:25 AM America/Chicago
On Thursday, Mattel, Inc. donated 2,000 Barbies, toys and infant toys to patients at Cook Children's Medical Center in memory of 7-year-old Athena Strand. She was killed in December while a package of “You Can Be Anything” Barbies was being delivered...
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January
09,
2023
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
It was a historical day for Cook Children's Health Care System! Cook Children's Medical Center - Prosper opened up its doors to the community at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. Our team members in Prosper have already served patients in the community under...
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2022
December
13,
2022
| 16:47 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Rangers had their annual holiday visit with Cook Children's patients on Dec. 13, 2022. Current and former players, along with members of their broadcast team, surprised patients in multiple departments at the Medical Center to spread some h...
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December
05,
2022
| 16:00 PM America/Chicago
Flu cases declined last week compared to the prior week, but many patients are still testing positive for the flu at Cook Children's Health Care System. Families and caregivers are encouraged to remain vigilant against the flu, RSV and other respirat...
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November
30,
2022
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
Many patients are being treated at Cook Children’s Health Care System for flu A. Over the last week, more than 800 patients tested positive for flu A, marking a record high compared to the last few years. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases are d...
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October
19,
2022
| 14:44 PM America/Chicago
North Texas may be the home base for Cook Children’s Medical Center, but the hospital’s reach stretches far beyond its eight-county service area, thanks in large part to Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport. This year marks 40 years of Teddy Bear Tra...
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October
03,
2022
| 11:03 AM America/Chicago
By Linda GoelzerA recently approved drug is giving hope to younger patients living with sickle cell disease (SCD). Crizanlizumab is intended to reduce the frequency of pain crises and limit hospitalization in adult and pediatric patients ages 16 and ...
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September
08,
2022
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
Over the past two weeks, the patient volumes in Cook Children’s Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Department have reached peak levels. In a single day last week, we saw 627 patients in the ED breaking an all-time record and the UCCs have gone up as h...
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August
15,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeFor Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., back to school means a full schedule of therapy sessions that all have a common topic – bullying. Dr. Elliott has been a psychologist at Cook Children’s for 28 years and says bullying now starts as early as Kin...
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July
12,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIt’s never too early to teach children to be safe around water. After all, if a baby can crawl, they can make their way to a pool or open body of water. Any number of things can lure them there — a floating toy or sheer curiosity as th...
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May
18,
2022
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleDrowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of accidental death in kids ages 1 to 14. It’s also 100% preventable.Keeping kids safe in and around water is all about layers of pr...
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May
06,
2022
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! Patients celebrated with their moms this week.At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), patients dressed up and posed with their moms to celebrate their first Mother's Day!Other patients and their moms celebrated with Mother's D...
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May
03,
2022
| 13:14 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 10 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventi...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to authorize its COVID vaccine for children from 6 months old to 6 years old. If the FDA approves, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Contr...
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March
16,
2022
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
Sonji Gentry rarely leaves home with her 9-year-old twin boys, Hayden and Morgan. And that was true even before the pandemic. The risk of exposing Morgan, who is medically fragile, to viruses and illnesses circulating within the community is too grea...
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February
08,
2022
| 09:56 AM America/Chicago
The number of babies and toddlers who screened positive for marijuana in the Emergency Department (ED) at Cook Children’s more than doubled in 2021 from the previous year.Data collected from the ED in 2021 show 29 patients between ages 0-3 whose urin...
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