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2020
September
25,
2020
| 12:32 PM America/Chicago
With kids going back to school, new questions are coming up on when kids should be tested for COVID-19 and when they can return to school. Keep in mind there are some conflicting and confusing pieces of advice out there and this is only promised t...
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September
22,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
An alarming rate of children are purposefully harming themselves and ending up at Cook Children’s Medical Center. In August, 29 patients were admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide. This marks the second worst month since at least 2015. ...
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September
16,
2020
| 12:38 PM America/Chicago
By John M. Robertson, M.D. Moderate to severe asthma is a possible risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a COVID-19 infection can cause a flare up of even mild asthma. COVID-19 is ...
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September
16,
2020
| 11:46 AM America/Chicago
For more than six years, Cook Children’s online newsroom has provided the latest in pediatric health news to more than 16 million people in 230 different countries. But during all that time, the team behind the scenes felt they had more to accompl...
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September
12,
2020
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
Generally, I’m not too concerned about the exact number of your child’s temperature. “Felt warm” is usually more than enough for me to know my kid has a fever. But, like many things in medicine, that has changed in the world of COVID-19. Ma...
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September
11,
2020
| 12:11 PM America/Chicago
Our School-Based Virtual Health program is bringing the expertise of Cook Children's pediatrics to schools throughout the area. It's fast, easy and convenient. The school nurse simply connects virtually to a Cook Children's board certified pediatrici...
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September
10,
2020
| 15:41 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen years ago, I accepted my first job out of college at Cook Children’s. I never dreamed that this anniversary would fall during a pandemic. This has been one of the most challenging experiences to date as a parent and as a human, but I have sur...
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September
10,
2020
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. It’s a common question to ask your pediatrician. "What is the daily calorie need of your infant or child?" Here’s a chart that covers the normal daily calorie need to sustain healthy growth. Average weight and lengths a...
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September
10,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
The number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at Cook Children’s is on the rise, and experts fear the trend may continue with a recent surge of firearm sales. A Fort Worth child under the age of 5 became the hospital’s 23rd gunshot wound patien...
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September
04,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
School’s out for summer! It’s time for playing at the park, swimming and catching lightning bugs. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when I see many office visits related to insect bites and their complications. It seems like no matter how hard I try ...
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September
03,
2020
| 14:57 PM America/Chicago
Many parents know TikTok videos are a popular way teens are passing the time these days. However, they may not realize the social media platform has a dark side, and some content may be outright dangerous. Three teens were treated at Cook Children...
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September
01,
2020
| 12:34 PM America/Chicago
Scott Carlton is an 11-year-old Arlington boy who typically smiles with his whole face, loudly giggles contagious belly laughs and always enjoys applause and music. But by July 14, Scotty’s bodily systems started to shut down or go haywire, one by...
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September
01,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
We know questions about COVID-19 are at the top of every parent's mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we've compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). ...
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August
27,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. It’s natural for parents to want to protect their children when they are distressed. But when it comes to anxiety, taking kids out of anxiety-provoking situations may not always be the right answer. In fact, we should m...
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August
24,
2020
| 14:24 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. Well…there’s no doubt about it. 2020 is going down in the record books as a real dumpster fire of a year. We have a new enemy. The novel coronavirus has slithered its unpredictable and sometimes deadly tentacles into ever...
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August
21,
2020
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
By Cheryl Clark Looking at Trea, you would never know he’s confronted multiple diagnoses and endured numerous medical procedures and even transplants. Or how on two different occasion that doctors told his mom that he narrowly dodged death on two ...
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August
19,
2020
| 10:59 AM America/Chicago
As the fall semester approaches we know how hard it has been for parents and families to decide the mode of learning for their children. Some school districts have opted for a hybrid model in which the school year will start with ALL students in the ...
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August
17,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
As the fall semester approaches we know how hard it has been for parents and families to decide the mode of learning for their children. Some school districts have opted for a hybrid model in which the school year will start with ALL students in the ...
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August
16,
2020
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that schools consider French fries and ketchup as vegetable servings in their cafeteria served lunches?! In just a few minutes in the evenings, you can prepare a more nutritious lunch for your kiddos. You can prepare these meals even ...
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August
13,
2020
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
As we continue to worry about the spread of COVID-19, now we hear that positive West Nile Virus mosquito activity is at record high levels in Tarrant County. It seems 2020 is not quite ready to give us a break any time soon. Tarrant County Publ...
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August
12,
2020
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
When it comes to going to the pediatrician’s office, one of the first questions your child may ask is, “Am I going to get a shot?” And as parents, we generally say, “I’m not sure.” That answer leaves us typically feeling uninformed and helpless. B...
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August
11,
2020
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
By Hannah Chong, M.D., FAAP The next time you visit one of our clinics or hospitals, you may notice a slight change to our mask policy. We still require all patients, accompanying family members, and staff to wear a mask when they enter any of our...
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August
10,
2020
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s CEO Rick Merrill announced today that Winifred King, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Social Media has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Diversity Officer. As part of the he...
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August
07,
2020
| 14:40 PM America/Chicago
Your child has ADHD, and you’ve gone through testing, 504 plans, in school accommodations, trialing of different medications and dosages. Now what? ADHD is a difficult condition to treat because treatment has to be tailored to each child. Standard...
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August
07,
2020
| 09:12 AM America/Chicago
As COVID-19 continues to circulate widely in Texas, the upcoming flu season has taken on a greater sense of urgency among health care workers. Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference Thursday at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to discus...
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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
30,
2020
| 14:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Sleep, it’s important, right?! Has your kid's new COVID-19 schedule got them going to bed after midnight and sleeping until noon? Well it’s time NOW to start getting back into a normal sleep schedule for school, even...
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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
29,
2020
| 13:29 PM America/Chicago
Por Dra. Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. Como muchos ya saben el condado Tarrant a visto un incremento de casos del Coronavirus (COVID19). El juez del condado Tarrant anuncio una orden en la que las mascarillas serán requeridas en lugares públicos a part...
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July
29,
2020
| 10:59 AM America/Chicago
Hi, new moms. I write this for you. Newborn Notes From a Pediatrician: The hiccups are normal. The sneezing is normal. It’s not allergies. The booty is going to get red (baby's, not yours). This is from the constant wiping and moisture. If ...
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