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2020
November
24,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Natalie Torrez was a healthy, 4-year-old girl. She loved junk food and playing with her siblings. Her mother, Alyssa Salazar, says that all of that changed overnight.“It started as a normal sickness. It was a fever, she looked pale and she was very t...
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November
23,
2020
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Nancy Dambro, M.D., knew she wanted to be a physician at the ripe old age of 8. Her keen grasp of science and love for helping others were initial career-choice catalysts, but her mother encouraged the endeavor for its practicality and job security.A...
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November
20,
2020
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
As Tarrant County continues to see record COVID-19 cases, doctors across Cook Children’s Health Care System urge the community to avoid large gatherings for Thanksgiving. Instead of traditional celebrations, our physicians offer advice on how to conn...
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November
20,
2020
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D.What lessons has COVID taught me?I have studied a lot in my life. Memorized countless pathways and scientific principles. But some lessons and points of medicine are learned the hard way.Today is day 14/14 of my quarantine at h...
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November
20,
2020
| 11:51 AM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D.For many of you, we've walked through multiple public health concerns together over the years.EbolaEnterovirus 68SARSAnd my major message has always been:Let's have perspective. Let's stay calm.But today is not that day.We are ei...
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November
18,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
As of today, 20 COVID-19 patients are being treated at Cook Children's. This marks the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at the medical center since the beginning of the pandemic. These patients range in age from under 1 year old to 17...
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November
18,
2020
| 09:09 AM America/Chicago
Child abuse is an issue affecting communities all over the world. This week, Cook Children's child abuse pediatrician Jamye Coffman, M.D. spoke to Morning Wave In Busan, an English radio station in South Korea about this issue. Here's part of her int...
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November
17,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but, for many, the holidays can be a difficult season when feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief are at an all-time high—and that’s in a normal year. But 2020 has been anything...
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November
16,
2020
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
When David Donahue, M.D., made a visit to Texas in 1996 to explore the opportunity to join Cook Children’s medical staff, he never expected he’d end up calling Fort Worth home. Having made several moves in as many years, he and his wife weren’t looki...
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November
12,
2020
| 17:25 PM America/Chicago
With the rise in local COVID-19 cases, Cook Children’s Medical Center is changing its inpatient visitor policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., only one primary caregiver will be allowed per...
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November
12,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
With the rise in local COVID-19 cases, Cook Children’s Medical Center is changing its inpatient visitor policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., only one primary caregiver will be allowed per...
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November
11,
2020
| 08:27 AM America/Chicago
**Updated with latest numbersCOVID-19 rates are soaring in Tarrant County and cases among children are no exception. As of Wednesday, Nov. 11, over 8% of all COVID-19 tests performed among physician offices, urgent care locations and the medical cent...
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November
09,
2020
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
A seizure can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. That’s why Cook Children’s Medical Center is on a mission to increase awareness about seizures and their many subtleties. In November, the medical center is rolling out the Epilepsy Foundation’s Seizu...
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November
06,
2020
| 14:16 PM America/Chicago
Two Cook Children’s experts are warning parents nationwide about the potential dangers of social media challenges.Hospitalist nurse practitioner Amber Jewison and psychiatrist Kia Carter, M.D. were featured on the nationally-syndicated show “The Doct...
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November
05,
2020
| 08:59 AM America/Chicago
Paul Thornton, M.D., always knew he would become a doctor. Even when no one else did.Like a lot of boys growing up, Dr. Thornton’s interest centered on athletics. He calls himself a “sports fanatic,” playing rugby, cricket, tennis and swimming. As a ...
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November
03,
2020
| 15:13 PM America/Chicago
By Holly Erwin, LVN, IBCLCHow long should I breastfeed?It seems like a simple question, but not one I feel I can answer with an exact time frame.The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend breastfeeding for two years, while the American Academ...
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November
02,
2020
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
NBC 5 helped us kick off Epilepsy Awareness Month last night with a feature story about a Cook Children’s patient who’s now three years seizure free thanks to a groundbreaking clinical trial.Miller Queen suffers from a severe and debilitating form of...
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October
30,
2020
| 17:55 PM America/Chicago
The tiniest patients at Cook Children's Medical Centerand their families celebrate their first Halloween.  Stitch-a-Wish, the volunteer sewing, knitting and crocheting group for Cook Children's, generously provided the most fragile babies with ori...
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October
30,
2020
| 11:42 AM America/Chicago
Beginning Nov. 1, landmarks across Fort Worth will light the skyline purple, the official color of epilepsy awareness, in partnership with Cook Children’s. Each year, the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s makes it a priorit...
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October
29,
2020
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Poison Control Center Network reports that calls for children ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizer are up 80% from last year.  Fears regarding COVID-19 have increased the amount of hand sanitizer and other disinfectants in homes, givin...
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October
28,
2020
| 14:23 PM America/Chicago
If your child plays sports, you may be worried about the long-term effects of COVID-19. Growing information in the medical community shows that concern may be warranted. “We're learning more and more about coronavirus and how it affects the body i...
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October
27,
2020
| 12:44 PM America/Chicago
The number of patients admitted to Cook Children’s after attempting suicide continues to rise. In September, 37 children and teens were treated for suicide attempts, marking the worst month on record since at least 2015. “September of 2020 has bee...
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October
26,
2020
| 08:33 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System has been named to this year’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list curated by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This is the first year for Cook Children’s to make the list and comes after a recent enhan...
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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 about ...
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October
20,
2020
| 13:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, MD First of all, families need to discuss risks and benefits of traveling by car or plane. I understand the desire to see your grandparents at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My own Grandma is in an assisted living center and I hav...
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October
19,
2020
| 10:24 AM America/Chicago
Man…it’s going to be a doozy of a winter. And while I’m confident that we’ll get through it together, I need your help. Ruling out COVID-19 for kids with symptoms (some mild, some more severe) has become the biggest reason for kids visiting our...
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October
14,
2020
| 07:50 AM America/Chicago
October is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month, which aims to inform the public about the many ways in which people communicate using communication devices. ...
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October
13,
2020
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
COVID-19 cases are increasing at Cook Children’s Medical Center and across North Texas. As of Oct. 12, the number of patients who have tested positive reached 1,657, with four of those patients currently in the hospital. Pediatric cases of COVI...
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October
06,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
With COVID-19 still circulating in North Texas, now is the time to start planning alternative Halloween activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging trick-or-treating nationwide, calling it a high-risk activity ...
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October
01,
2020
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Cook Children’s has made every effort to keep you safe while following the latest guidelines provided to us from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other governing bodies. The latest change be...
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