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2021
May
06,
2021
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. This pediatrician has watched your mental battles from the sidelines this year, Mama.2020 was not an easy year to be a mom.Personally, I can tell you it kind of sucked, right? Just a little. The pandemic brought about so many h...
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May
04,
2021
| 07:50 AM America/Chicago
Five in a series.In today’s society, social media is a major part of life for all age groups. While some use the platforms to keep up with family and friends, others use the sites for networking and job hunting. For those 18 and younger, social media...
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May
03,
2021
| 14:47 PM America/Chicago
The need for a dedicated infectious diseases unit appeared on Cook Children’s radar several years ago when Ebola first made its way to U.S. shores. As the hospital prepared for potential patients, clinical staff identified a number of challenges and ...
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April
30,
2021
| 11:32 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. & Lee Mason, Ph.D.April is Autism Awareness Month and our experts are answering questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From signs to treatment, Bianka Soria-Olmos, M.D. and Lee Mason, Ph.D. share what parents need...
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April
29,
2021
| 16:34 PM America/Chicago
U.S. Rep. Van Taylor, who serves the 3rd District of Texas, spent yesterday afternoon at Cook Children’s medical campus in Prosper.Rep. Taylor met with:Anthony Anani, M.D., Medical Director for Clinical Services at ProsperTeresa Baker, AVP, Primary a...
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April
28,
2021
| 12:33 PM America/Chicago
Help is now just a text away for Tarrant County residents searching for critical resources. TXT4 Tarrant Cares, a community texting service introduced today, promises to make it easier for local families to find the help they desperately need, close ...
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April
26,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.NEED:Onesies. Resist the urge to register for dozens of cute outfits. While adorable, they are not practical on a day-to-day basis. So pick a few especially cute ones for pictures, and opt for dozens of easy to change onesies ...
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April
20,
2021
| 11:04 AM America/Chicago
Three in a series. Statistics, no matter how alarming, sometimes blur into faceless numbers when parents hear them on TV or read them in a news story.That’s until it’s your child in the emergency room, hooked to an IV while receiving treatment for in...
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April
19,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.The springtime allergies are awful, y’all. Just terrible. And North Texas gets year ‘round allergies, so that’s special. Allergy symptoms include runny nose, red itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, eczema flares and...
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April
14,
2021
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
It was in her daughter’s darkest moments that Taylor Rogers clung to hope. A diagnosis of less than one in a million; she knew life would be hard, but tiny three-year-old Rubye continues to bring great joy to their lives.From the moment she was born,...
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April
12,
2021
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
If you’re shopping for a new car seat or accessories, buyer beware. You may be surprised to find that many products found in stores and online are not regulated.“Just because it says crash tested doesn’t mean it’s been reviewed or approved by any reg...
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April
09,
2021
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
*Updated April 13, 2021*Pfizer-BioNTech recently released information regarding their COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective for children 12 to 15. The vaccine is currently available for use in those 16 and older based on previous trials and is ap...
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April
08,
2021
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
Growing up in Cleburne, Texas, life was not always easy for Julia. As a young child with autism, she suffered physical abuse at the hands of her biological family. The violence was so bad, it left scars. She was placed into foster care, and at age 12...
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April
06,
2021
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
One in a series. One year into COVID-19, it’s clear the pandemic is taking a toll on the mental wellbeing of children and teens.In March, a record 43 patients were admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center after attempting suicide. This staggering f...
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March
31,
2021
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
Many families are excited about decorating eggs, having Easter egg hunts and participating in other holiday traditions this week. Although this is the second Easter holiday during the COVID-19 global pandemic, now is not the time to let your guard do...
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March
29,
2021
| 09:42 AM America/Chicago
On your mark. Get set. Pow!The white smoke from the official's starter gun rises in the air as the runners sprint around the track.Two, four, six, eight...The competitive cheerleaders chant before they begin their routine.There’s dead silence. Then t...
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March
24,
2021
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
The decision to choose brain surgery is never easy for a parent.But for some patients with severe seizures who have not responded to medications or who have had significant side effects with medications, epilepsy surgery might be the best option. The...
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March
22,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
It’s one thing to have had a baby in the unprecedented times that defined 2020. It’s another thing altogether to deliver a baby with a serious medical condition in a year already filled with so much uncertainty and hardship, but that was the scary re...
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March
18,
2021
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I encourage breastfeeding when possible, but FED is BEST. If breastfeeding isn’t working out for mom or baby, we have plenty of other options with formulas. There are so many types of formulas that the process of choosing whic...
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March
15,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Disclaimer: Some visuals in this video and story were filmed prior to the mask-wearing requirement.Coming off one of the busiest winters in its history, with record high inpatient volumes, Cook Children’s employees, medical staff and leadership looke...
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March
09,
2021
| 11:09 AM America/Chicago
With the Texas mask mandate expiring tomorrow, you may be wondering what this means for your child and family.You may be asking questions like:“Does my child still need to wear a mask?”“What does this mean for my child’s school?”“Can we have a normal...
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March
08,
2021
| 10:01 AM America/Chicago
For most children, the game Operation was just for fun. For Kanika Bowen-Jallow, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at Cook Children’s, the game sparked a passion that would lead to a career and a distinct honor.“I loved the game,” Dr. Bowen-Jallow recalled. ...
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March
04,
2021
| 15:24 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Cook Children’s has made every effort to keep patients and families safe while following the latest guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since Nov. 16, only one caregiver ...
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March
02,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
It’s a story of life and death, bringing together a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse and grieving parents. A child that only lived a few days at Cook Children’s Medical Center in 1996 and her legacy still thriving 25 years later. A story of ...
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March
01,
2021
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.When I graduated from my pediatric residency 11 years ago, I knew there would be questions from parents daily about their child's growth, development, illness, behavior, etc. "What’s this new movement?""Is this behavior normal?"...
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February
26,
2021
| 12:43 PM America/Chicago
Close your eyes and use your imagination for a moment. You’re in medical school and walk into your anatomy class. You lay eyes on the most beautiful person you’ve ever seen. You ask them on a date. One date turns into two, and two turns into forever....
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February
24,
2021
| 08:38 AM America/Chicago
Today is SCN2A Awareness Day, a day recognizing a rare cause of epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autism. The SCN2A gene is found on chromosome 2 position 24.3, thus the significance of 2/24.To help raise awareness of this rare genetic cause of ...
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February
23,
2021
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
“I’m so tough, not even a broken heart can stop me.” Those are words Tony and Ashlea Peña hope their daughter Sydni will always live by. Sydni is an energetic toddler with a warrior spirit. She loves to run, jump, and spend time outdoors with her sis...
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February
22,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center achieved its fourth consecutive Magnet® designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), making it one of only 10 freestanding children’s hospitals in the world to receive this prestigious recognition ...
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February
19,
2021
| 16:05 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the historic and devastating winter storm in Texas, we’ve been able to witness moments of sacrifice, hope, compassion and togetherness. While we know so many families are still struggling, including some of our own, we wanted to share a th...
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