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2020
August
04,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
For Leah Vann, wearing a mask and keeping social distance is nothing new. While many of us are adjusting to this way of life, she adopted these practices 10 years ago as a young cancer patient at Cook Children’s. She says that experience has prepared...
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July
31,
2020
| 10:31 AM America/Chicago
Being a new parent is hard. Being a new parent today is even harder. With the limitation of visitors, changes to doctor’s offices, and lack of ability to get out of the house (among many other challenges), being a parent in COVID-times is causi...
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July
30,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Is it necessary to get a sports physical this year? After all, are we even going to have sports this year? Plus, in the age of COVID, you may feel hesitant to bring your child to a pediatrician’s office right now. I ...
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July
22,
2020
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
During the early months of the pandemic and related closures, your child may have had a dentist appointment postponed. But now, the office is calling to reschedule that visit. You might be wondering if it is a good idea to visit the dentist right now...
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July
20,
2020
| 12:08 PM America/Chicago
Since the arrival of COVID-19, a desperate search for a vaccine to fight the pandemic has ensued worldwide. However, despite this present-day example of the importance of vaccination, immunization rates at Cook Children's have dipped. From March 1...
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July
13,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
You may have seen stories on the news and social media recently about so-called “COVID parties,” where people are intentionally exposing themselves and/or their children to the novel coronavirus. Over the weekend, news of the death of a patient in hi...
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July
02,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/Chicago
The number of local children with COVID-19 is increasing at a dramatic rate, with cases more than doubling in the past two weeks at Cook Children’s. Since March, more than 6,300 kids have been tested for the novel coronavirus at Cook Children’s and 2...
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June
25,
2020
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
"Please for the love of God, put on a mask!" Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter's frustration speaks for many physicians, nurses and other health care providers too.  Shetter spoke at a news conference announcing that face coverings will be required in...
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May
29,
2020
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
As much as anything I’m missing this spring and summer, watching my kids play the sports they love is probably near the top. Sports can teach us so much about life and seeing our kids work hard on something and succeed is one of my favorite parts of ...
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May
22,
2020
| 12:16 PM America/Chicago
As of Monday May 18, Gov Greg Abbott announced that daycare centers in Texas can immediately open. But many parents are still asking the question, 'Should I take my child to daycare?' Of course, there's no one clear answer for all families. The...
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May
13,
2020
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
There's a new record holder at Cook Children's Medical Center. Nine-year-old Gabriel completed an ULTRA Marathon Tuesday, which is 52.6 miles. For the past six months, Gabriel has tracked the number of laps he's walked around the hematology/oncology ...
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May
11,
2020
| 09:53 AM America/Chicago
All that most of us want right now is assurance that our child doesn’t have COVID-19 or some evidence that they had it before and are now immune. But how do we find out for sure? For now, the most accurate way for hospitals to diagnose the ...
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May
08,
2020
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. Normally, this is the time of year where I would write a heartfelt letter to moms for Mother’s Day. But given our unique, uh, pandemic situation … nothing is normal. So, instead, let me tell you what my heart feels. Since...
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May
07,
2020
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D., Medical Director of Digital Health, Cook Children's Pediatrician We miss you and your sweet kids! What a crazy time the last few months have been. Our entire lives have been changed-work, school, family and free time-they...
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April
28,
2020
| 10:19 AM America/Chicago
By Daron Aldridge What makes a superhero? Could it be standing up for what is right…Fighting for those in need…Putting others before themselves? These traits don’t just belong to the heroes splashed across the pages of comic books. Those sound exa...
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April
21,
2020
| 13:50 PM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives. Schools are closed. Many businesses are closed. Parents are working from home. COVID-19 is the name for the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 and consists of a respiratory disease w...
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April
20,
2020
| 10:09 AM America/Chicago
With the arrival of COVID-19 it seems like almost everything has changed, including the way Cook Children’s pediatricians see patients. Cook Children’s began providing virtual urgent care in summer of 2019 and in March of 2020, services expanded t...
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April
10,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
On any other Easter, families would be headed to church, going to brunch or planning their egg hunt. But with the COVID-19 virus and the global pandemic, this isn’t any other Easter. Over the past month, North Texans have worked together to pre...
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April
09,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
For our safety, we’ve all been asked to stay at home to protect each other and our community. This is sound advice that everyone should follow but with so many kids home, Cook Children’s has begun to see rising numbers in outdoor- and home-related...
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April
09,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Typically known for creating braces and helmets for young patients, the orthotics and prosthetics team at Cook Children’s Home Health is turning their talents to help doctors and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 fight. They’re now making f...
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April
08,
2020
| 16:40 PM America/Chicago
The next time you visit Cook Children’s, you will notice some differences throughout the entire system. One of those changes will require visitors to wear cloth masks, with only our youngest patients being the exception. The Centers for Disease Co...
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April
07,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
All children, regardless of age, developmental level or health status, could be feeling stress due to the ways in which their routines and lives have changed in response to Covid-19. Here are a few tips for talking with your children during this time...
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April
03,
2020
| 14:51 PM America/Chicago
The first patient to be diagnosed with COVID-19 at Cook Children’s is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital over the weekend. Menachem Mandel received positive test results on Tuesday, March 24, several days after traveling t...
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April
03,
2020
| 14:48 PM America/Chicago
Smell it! It smells like strawberry Laffy Taffy. This strategy works like a charm to get a strawberry flavored popsicle stick into a little one’s mouth, but in today’s world of COVID-19, they might have a new use as well. New data from adult...
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March
24,
2020
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
Due to COVID-19, things can feel stressful and uncertain for parents. Remember, we are all in this together! Here are some tips to help you still feel connected and supported. Find ways to cope with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines There a...
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March
18,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/Chicago
With a situation as fluid as COVID-19, we are making changes every day to protect our patients, families and health care workers. These changes touch every aspect of our health care system from our primary care offices to urgent care, specialty care ...
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March
16,
2020
| 15:46 PM America/Chicago
With everything happening regarding COVID-19, a lot of parents understandably have questions. One of the most common questions we’re receiving is why we’re not testing every child for COVID-19 upon a parent’s request. The answer is we simply don’t...
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March
13,
2020
| 15:42 PM America/Chicago
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, Cook Children’s Medical Center is enacting a new visitation policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, March 16, a maximum of two primary caregivers will be allowed per patient...
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March
06,
2020
| 14:44 PM America/Chicago
By now, you may have been one of the more than 350,000 people across the country who watched the video featuring Joey Belles, a Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology patient, complete his version of a marathon last month. If not, you can still watc...
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March
05,
2020
| 14:50 PM America/Chicago
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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