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2021
January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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January
08,
2021
| 14:35 PM America/Chicago
A North Texas mother whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a rare but serious disease is raising awareness in hopes of helping other families. Tara Copeland’s 5-year-old daughter Peyton was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in ...
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January
07,
2021
| 17:08 PM America/Chicago
The events that unfolded at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 have left many of us hurting, confused, and anxious about the state of our country. For parents, knowing what to say to their children about the violence can be difficult. Sam McCage, Ph.D., ...
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January
06,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
In the spring of 1943, 16-year-old Clarabele "Pit" Dodson had one concern on her mind – getting a tan. She had just graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attending one of the many pool parties being held by local teens.“Eve...
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2020
December
28,
2020
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen-year-old Virginia Cooper is patiently awaiting acceptance into her dream college. This, a long-awaited hope for her family and neurologist, after 16 years of suffering from seizures. “Virginia has intractable localization related epilepsy o...
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December
23,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Melodie Davis pulls into the north garage just before 8 a.m. She parks on the fifth floor and unloads large bags full of gifts from the back of her white SUV.“These are a couple of toys for our PICU and TCU families,” she says, donning a plaid scarf ...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:35 AM America/Chicago
As part of an ongoing pursuit to improve the health of every child, Cook Children’s Health Care System is joining forces with Texas A&M School of Law (TAMU Law) to create a new medical-legal partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to provid...
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December
17,
2020
| 17:46 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas - Thirty frontline workers are the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Cook Children’s. Just hours after the shipment arrived, Cook Children’s employees were given the vaccine, with the first two groups of 10 getting the shot a...
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December
17,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
If your holiday plans include traveling by car this year, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safest trip possible. With people everywhere hitting the roads, Christmastime tends to be one of the most dangerous for ...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
When the world shut down this year, we all turned to one device or another for entertainment, information, socialization, work meetings, education and, if we’re honest, babysitting. Sometimes screen time was, and still is, a necessary lifeline for co...
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December
14,
2020
| 08:18 AM America/Chicago
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Cook Children’s Medical Center was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowl...
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December
07,
2020
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Christi Thornhill’s willingness to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination trial was driven by both a professional and personal conviction. As a seasoned nurse practitioner and director of trauma services at Cook Children’s Medical Center, she thought ...
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December
03,
2020
| 19:42 PM America/Chicago
At this time, Cook Children’s has NOT canceled any elective surgeries or procedures.Cook Children’s is fortunate to have bed capacity, adequate staffing and ample PPE, and it is not necessary to cancel any surgeries or procedures at this time. In com...
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December
02,
2020
| 15:02 PM America/Chicago
Hospitalizations of children for COVID-19 thankfully remain low, but new data shows Hispanic children in North Texas are disproportionately affected. As of Oct. 31, 53% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Cook Children’s were Hispanic, while 27% wer...
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December
01,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center is the first pediatric hospital in the DFW Metroplex to implant a potentially life-changing treatment device in a patient suffering from epilepsy. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 13-year-old Wyatt Keele of Lavaca, Ark., underwent...
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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
| 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
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
| 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
| 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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