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2022
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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November
10,
2022
| 13:51 PM America/Chicago
During this time of high respiratory illnesses presenting at Cook Children's Health Care System, we are providing updated case numbers below for RSV and flu.Cook Children's is currently experiencing a surge in patients diagnosed with RSV, flu and oth...
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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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January
31,
2022
| 11:45 AM America/Chicago
A strong blast of winter weather is headed for North Texas, and now is the time to prepare. The National Weather Service is calling for a wintery mix of snow and freezing rain Wednesday night into Thursday across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dangerous...
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January
12,
2022
| 16:34 PM America/Chicago
The number of children being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for COVID-19 is at an all-time high. Today, 69 pediatric COVID-19 patients are in the hospital. Nine of those are currently waiting in the Emergency Department for an available be...
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2021
December
21,
2021
| 13:33 PM America/Chicago
Santa! We know him!On Tuesday, Dec. 21, the annual patient Christmas party at Cook Children's returned in-person by following COVID-19 protocols. Patients admitted to the medical center and their caregivers arrived in the atrium during their time slo...
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November
09,
2021
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
A smile is a powerful thing. It can brighten someone’s day or even boost your mood. The act itself releases feel-good hormones in your brain.But when you are plagued with mental illness or poor oral health—or a combination of both—it can be hard to t...
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November
03,
2021
| 08:37 AM America/Chicago
Now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11, here are my predictions as to what will happen:One-third of you will RUN, not walk, to get it.One-third of you will absolutely refuse it, for varying reasons.One-thir...
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November
01,
2021
| 13:06 PM America/Chicago
If you’re out and about in Fort Worth this evening, you may notice some recognizable landmarks glowing purple. While it’s not uncommon to see the city awash in this color in support of TCU’s Horned Frogs, there’s a different reason for the lights shi...
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September
30,
2021
| 11:13 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center has something to smile about these days.Despite the toll of a lengthy pandemic, the hospital system hit two milestones since the inception of its Save a Smile program—it reached a 100,000-oral-screenings mark at the end...
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September
28,
2021
| 13:52 PM America/Chicago
Sickle Cell Awareness Month is recognized each September. For many of the more than 100,000 Americans living with the disease, acute painful episodes and chronic pain happen year-round. As if living with sickle cell disease (SCD) isn’t tough enough, ...
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September
14,
2021
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
Twenty in a series. A young girl who was recently seen by Cook Children’s C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Resource and Evaluation) Team sat sobbing on the exam room floor, distraught after receiving a series of immunization shots.Many of the children seen b...
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September
09,
2021
| 15:49 PM America/Chicago
It was supposed to be an easy but productive Sunday afternoon. My plan for the day was to get a jump start on packing for an upcoming vacation. For once, I was going to get ahead of the game.Then, I heard these words.“Mom, I think a piece of my earbu...
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September
08,
2021
| 13:58 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Plan has received its first-ever accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This coveted award represents service and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer p...
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September
06,
2021
| 10:59 AM America/Chicago
Chicken soup/ chicken broth. Good to prevent dehydration and for upset stomachs. Eat a big ol’ bowl of chicken soup, or cook rice or pasta in chicken broth for a light meal.Salt topped crackers. Good for stomach aches while eating a bland diet.Apple ...
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August
25,
2021
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D., aka The Doc SmittyOur kids are back to school!The beginning of a new school year has a ton of opportunity, some excitement and some nerves. And this year there’s probably a little extra floating around.And while we’re all think...
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August
17,
2021
| 11:45 AM America/Chicago
Eighteen in a series.Partners from health care and other fields are teaming up in an expanded collaboration geared to brainstorm and implement strategies to prevent suicides in North Texas.Participants represent a variety of vantage points including ...
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August
12,
2021
| 10:34 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System announced today it’s raising the minimum wage for its workforce to $16 per hour, up from $13.25.The new minimum wage takes effect on Oct. 10 and directly impacts approximately 630 employees. This is the second time ...
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August
10,
2021
| 12:18 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen in a series.Along with the physical illnesses and injuries treated at the Cook Children’s emergency department (ED), a standard part of care includes a questionnaire that flags possible suicide risk.Every patient ages 8 and older in Cook Ch...
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August
04,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is taking a swing at COVID-19 by requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated by noon on Sept. 27.This means all employees, physicians, providers, credentialed staff, students, volunteers, contractors and on-site ...
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