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2020
June
26,
2020
| 06:56 PM America/Chicago
Beginning June 26, the wearing of masks in public is mandatory in Tarrant County. But for some, the idea of wearing face masks is the cause of much anxiety. “Many people have complained that they are not able to breathe while wearing a mask,” said...
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June
26,
2020
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
By Lindsay Newton, M.D. See me over there? That's me stopping at Target on the way home.I'm wearing clean scrubs in my photo. Many physicians and health care workers change clothes after their workday if they need to make a stop on the way home. S...
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June
26,
2020
| 05:23 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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June
25,
2020
| 01:19 AM America/Chicago
In March, with the rise of COVID-19, the world faced an unprecedented crisis that required an unprecedented response. And Cook Children’s, as a system, did just that with the activation of our Incident Command Center. When this crisis unexpectedly...
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June
25,
2020
| 06:23 PM 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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June
23,
2020
| 10:40 PM America/Chicago
Why is wearing a face mask important? Face coverings help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 because our everyday actions, such as speaking, coughing and sneezing, can easily transmit it. Some people with COVID-19 may not have symptoms (as...
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June
18,
2020
| 06:50 PM America/Chicago
For children who experience racism, the health consequences can be lifelong. From mental health issues such as depression and anxiety to physical health problems like hypertension and chronic disease, those who experience discrimination based on the ...
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June
18,
2020
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
By Ramon Kinloch, M.D. A tie. A pair of slippers. Cuff links. A wallet. What do these things have in common? They’re all examples of gifts that I have given to my dad for Father’s Day. This year will be a little bit different because, for the firs...
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June
17,
2020
| 09:14 PM America/Chicago
Parental visits are a time to get to know parents and for them to get to know me. The visits can be straightforward with discussions of office times and well checks. Sometimes they are more complex with discussions about vaccines, antibiotic usage an...
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June
16,
2020
| 11:22 PM America/Chicago
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) causes an abnormal shape of the red blood cells. The red blood cells are shaped like crescents instead of circles. They don’t last long and they can get stuck in the blood vessels, which blocks the blood flow, often resultin...
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June
16,
2020
| 09:34 PM America/Chicago
Even in the midst of a pandemic, you should be excited to welcome your first child. While I understand you may be nervous, I want to assure you there is still plenty of wonder and awe to be found as you await your bundle of joy. As a pediatrician,...
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June
15,
2020
| 07:22 PM America/Chicago
Things have changed at my office. Apparently, there’s some virus going around? As I say in this video – and I truly mean it – coming to see your Cook Children’s Pediatrician is safer, I believe, than going to the grocery store these days. What ...
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June
15,
2020
| 05:32 PM America/Chicago
At my house, the 4- and 6-year-old natives are growing restless. The backyard isn’t cutting it anymore, biking up and down the street is growing old, and running around in the sprinkler now holds as much joy as a root canal. The parks are calling our...
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June
11,
2020
| 10:59 PM America/Chicago
In her more than 25 years at Cook Children's, nothing prepared Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist for the past few months. She calls them "the most challenging time I've had in all my years at Cook Children's concerning patient needs." S...
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June
10,
2020
| 11:12 PM America/Chicago
"Mommy, I swallowed some magnets." When 4-year-old Coralie admitted what she'd done, her mom, Alysha Varley, didn't hesitate to go straight to the internet. After all, it wasn't long ago that Coralie told her mom she'd stuck popcorn up her nose, a...
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June
10,
2020
| 10:01 PM America/Chicago
Eileen Macias and Mikey Marshall anxiously awaited the gender reveal ultrasound of their fourth child, similar to many parents. The ultrasound technician not only revealed their child was a boy, but also a mass on his bladder, their first indication ...
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June
09,
2020
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
Normally, it's time for kids to pack their bags, kiss their parents goodbye, get on a bus, and head to Camp John Marc. Last year, 1,081 kids, 175 employees and 231 volunteers went through some form of this ritual. But as we all know, nothing is no...
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June
01,
2020
| 12:09 AM America/Chicago
June 1, 2020 - Cook Children’s believes in a culture of inclusiveness and diversity. We encourage empathy and understanding of how others feel and guidance for issues we don’t fully understand. Racism and violence leave a lasting and negative impa...
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May
29,
2020
| 07:24 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
21,
2020
| 03:50 AM America/Chicago
By Daphne N. Shaw, M.D. If your daughter is anything like mine, seeing an article with this title will likely send her slinking to her room, cheeks flushed. Kinda like when my dog disappears the moment he catches onto the fact that a visit to the ...
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May
21,
2020
| 10:17 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott In August 2017, Ethan was playing tag with his cousins around the house when he fell. His mom, Lauren Findley, kept asking him what was wrong, but after a few minutes of coaxing, she and her husband quickly realized Ethan needed ...
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May
19,
2020
| 09:53 PM America/Chicago
A rare but serious health condition related to COVID-19 is now affecting children in North Texas. Since May 9, four patients have been treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). The children range in age ...
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May
18,
2020
| 08:05 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. As Cook Children’s pediatricians, we are getting the forms daily. And the questions that come along with it. “Can my kids go to summer camp this year?” “Are we putting ourselves at risk by letting them go?” While CL...
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May
13,
2020
| 10:42 PM America/Chicago
Fortunately, kids with COVID-19 have been relatively mildly affected up to this point. However, as we progress through the pandemic, we are learning more about some rare exceptions. COVID-19 has now been associated with a syndrome in children know...
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May
13,
2020
| 05:28 PM 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
12,
2020
| 05:58 PM America/Chicago
Is breastfeeding worth the possible exposure to Covid-19? Short answer: yes. Unfortunately, the risk of COVID-19 is everywhere in our lives right now, but the reality is your baby needs another human to survive. So regardless of the way you...
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May
11,
2020
| 11:08 PM America/Chicago
It’s allergy season in Texas! (Isn’t it always allergy season in Texas?) But, unfortunately, we also are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed...
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May
11,
2020
| 08:29 PM America/Chicago
Previously, I covered the bascis about infant reflux. If you missed that article, please click here.  I have a few, more specific topics I promised I would go over in my previous post.  Should We Try a Medication for My Baby’s Reflux? This i...
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May
11,
2020
| 05:53 PM America/Chicago
By Lisa Elliott, licensed psychologist At a minimum, COVID-19 has clearly upended our normal day-to-day functioning. However, for many this pandemic has had a devastating impact. It’s reported that one-third of the entire global population has ...
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May
11,
2020
| 04:53 PM 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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