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2022
November
22,
2022
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
Nov. 20 – 26 is GERD Awareness Week to highlight gastroesophageal reflux disease.Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away: turkey, casseroles, mashed potatoes and more! It’s also GERD Awareness Week to raise awareness of the complications of gastro...
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November
21,
2022
| 14:39 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's Health Care System continues to see a high number of cases of respiratory illnesses, which is impacting our ability to care for our patients in a timely manner. Here is an update on RSV and flu data.The Cook Children's Health Care Sys...
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November
17,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Prosper, Texas – Following several years of anticipation, Cook Children’s Health Care System unveiled its new pediatric hospital in Prosper with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Cook Children’s Medical Center – Prosper is located at 41...
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November
15,
2022
| 08:59 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 30 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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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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November
03,
2022
| 13:55 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's is currently experiencing a surge in patients diagnosed with RSV, flu and other respiratory illnesses – this is impacting our ability to care for our patients in a timely manner. Other hospitals and children's hospitals around the cou...
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October
26,
2022
| 16:27 PM America/Chicago
Employees of Cook Children's Health Care System participated in one minute of silence at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in honor of the two employees, Jacqueline “Jackie” Pokuaa, 45, and Katie “Annette” Flowers, 63, killed at Methodist Dallas Medical Cen...
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October
17,
2022
| 16:00 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is experiencing a high rate of patients with a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which infects the lungs and breathing passages. Our emergency department and urgent care facilities are overwhelmed with patients.This is resulting in l...
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October
05,
2022
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
We are so proud to announce that 16 of our doctors have been named to D Magazine’s list of Best Doctors and Pediatric Specialists for 2022. Each year, D Magazine highlights the region’s best physicians as chosen by their peers. Votes are tallied and ...
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September
26,
2022
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
By Ashely Antle It’s hard to imagine how a stroke could be a blessing in disguise, but Joseph and Allison Turner believe it was for their son, Owen, when he was just 8 months old.“The stroke caused all kinds of battles that we’re still battling today...
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September
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsChild Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18 through Sept. 24. National Seat Check Saturday is Sept. 24, 2022.Choosing a car seat for your baby can be overwhelming. There are so many different colors, styles and price points. But ...
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September
21,
2022
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerAiden Snyder responded with determination and positivity when his leukemia came back again and again and again after his initial diagnosis at age 4.With each relapse, Aiden’s doctors tried a new approach to combat the rogue cells overta...
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September
20,
2022
| 16:39 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are still intensely overwhelmed with patients, an issue that has been ongoing for the past month. Again we are desperately asking for the community's help, for the sake of your child's care...
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September
14,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this month, a 3-year-old Ohio girl made headlines after she swallowed a button battery and her mom gave her honey while they were on the way to the hospital.The family finished eating dinner when the girl told her mother, Katie Jacobsen, that...
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September
14,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs summer draws to a close, one mother, Dana Gage, is sharing her journey to making her son’s tragic drowning death matter.On Aug. 31, 2012, Dana's son, Connor, left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did eithe...
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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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September
07,
2022
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
Story by Eline deBruijn Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Cook Children’s treated five patients who were struck by vehicles in separate incidents.As the new school year gets underway for many districts across North Texas, it’s cruc...
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September
06,
2022
| 13:50 PM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 22 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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September
02,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleTen years ago this week, Connor Gage blew his mother a kiss as he left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did either of them know, it would be the last kiss he’d ever give her and the last time Dana Gage would ...
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August
30,
2022
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
For the second year in a row, Cook Children’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are seeing a big influx of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. This is causing long wait times at all location...
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August
30,
2022
| 14:04 PM America/Chicago
This summer, there were fewer drownings treated compared to 2021. As Labor Day festivities get underway this weekend, keep in mind to stay vigilant and Lifeguard Your Child.From May to August, there were 47 drownings treated at Cook Children’s Health...
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August
23,
2022
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 20 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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August
18,
2022
| 13:13 PM America/Chicago
By Eline de BruijnDue to inflation, families across the country are facing higher costs for gas, energy, housing, groceries and other goods.Teams and leaders who work across Cook Children’s Health Care System have seen the extra stress this has cause...
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August
16,
2022
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O., Medical Advisor for Digital HealthOn the evening before the first day of school the multiple to do’s on a list have almost been checked off and completed: Hair cuts School supplies School clothes and other necessities Adj...
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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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August
12,
2022
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children's held an indoor rock climbing event on Thursday at Texas Christian University Recreational Center for patients with congenital hand and upper extremity differences. Children and parents had the opportunity to participate in a controlle...
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August
04,
2022
| 11:25 AM America/Chicago
Video by Tom RiehmThursday, Aug. 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. You may know that cookies are celebrated at Cook Children's year-round. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. freshly baked, warm cookies are available in Camelot Court for $1 e...
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August
04,
2022
| 09:18 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerChildren and teens need up-to-date shot records to start the new school year, and the doctors at Cook Children’s are eager to help get students caught up on their routine immunizations.Alice Phillips, M.D. at Cook Children’s Pediatrics ...
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August
02,
2022
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeWith the temperature reaching 104 the other day, I was shocked to see a toddler by himself in the car outside of a restaurant. I rushed inside and found his mom, who waited in line for her to go order. As soon as the mom unlocked the c...
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July
29,
2022
| 09:20 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerThe global outbreak of monkeypox has raised concern now that at least two children in the United States have been diagnosed with the rare contagious disease.Increasing cases of the rare monkeypox virus, which causes a rash and flu-like ...
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