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2020
April
08,
2020
| 12:00 AM America/Chicago
COVID-19, social distancing, unexpected home schooling and working from home have taken their toll on all of us. Kids are not immune to the stressors of the new world in which we live. Especially, if they are in the population of children who migh...
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April
08,
2020
| 11:40 PM America/Chicago
The next time you visit Cook Children’s, you will notice some differences throughout the entire system. One of those changes will require visitors to wear cloth masks, with only our youngest patients being the exception. The Centers for Disease Co...
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April
02,
2020
| 11:42 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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April
02,
2020
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
Following strict social distancing is critical for expectant mothers. Contracting COVID-19 near your delivery date could impact how you will care for your baby in significant ways. Here are some tips to help prepare you and your new baby: ...
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April
02,
2020
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Is there a vaccine for COVID-19? What treatments are available? There is currently no vaccine available for COVID-19. Studies are currently underway, but they are in the very early stages and there is no clear timeline for when it will be availabl...
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March
20,
2020
| 09:59 PM America/Chicago
This article was updated on Sunday, March 22, 2020, to reflect the latest statistics and an additional quote from Dr. Coffman. ...
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March
18,
2020
| 07:43 PM America/Chicago
With a situation as fluid as COVID-19, we are making changes every day to protect our patients, families and health care workers. These changes touch every aspect of our health care system from our primary care offices to urgent care, specialty care ...
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March
16,
2020
| 09:46 PM America/Chicago
With everything happening regarding COVID-19, a lot of parents understandably have questions. One of the most common questions we’re receiving is why we’re not testing every child for COVID-19 upon a parent’s request. The answer is we simply don’t...
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March
13,
2020
| 09:42 PM America/Chicago
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, Cook Children’s Medical Center is enacting a new visitation policy to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on campus. Beginning Monday, March 16, a maximum of two primary caregivers will be allowed per patient...
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March
10,
2020
| 05:23 PM America/Chicago
With breaking news of three confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Texas, many parents may be wondering what to do if they suspect their child has contracted the new strain of coronavirus. The most important thing to remember is not to panic. Based on ...
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March
06,
2020
| 09:44 PM America/Chicago
By now, you may have been one of the more than 350,000 people across the country who watched the video featuring Joey Belles, a Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology patient, complete his version of a marathon last month. If not, you can still watc...
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March
03,
2020
| 05:30 PM America/Chicago
I understand the concern about the coronavirus most of us have right now. After all, it’s dominating the headlines and probably your work and home conversation. But as a pediatrician, let’s talk first about what’s most important to me and you: our...
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February
27,
2020
| 03:58 PM America/Chicago
Walking into 13-year-old Joey Belles’ hospital room, it’s hard to miss the abundance of sloths. There are stuffed sloths on tables and sloth stickers on the walls. The sloth is Joey’s spirit animal, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at him now. ...
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February
25,
2020
| 06:30 PM America/Chicago
Several Cook Children’s primary care offices offer ear piercings at their location. Here is an updated list: Cook Children’s Pediatrics Arlington 3131 S. Center St., Arlington, Texas 76104 817-375-1413 Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cook Chil...
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February
24,
2020
| 06:27 PM America/Chicago
Antibiotics have been one of the most amazing advances in medicine, preventing countless deaths and relieving suffering for conditions that historically had no treatment. While antibiotics are critically necessary in particular infections, doctors...
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February
19,
2020
| 04:39 PM America/Chicago
After waking up in a hospital bed at Cook Children’s Medical Center the day after his fifth open-heart surgery, Garrett Martin wondered if he made the right choice. “I had my chest bone ripped open. It’s going to hurt,” Martin, 21 years old, said....
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February
14,
2020
| 09:49 PM America/Chicago
Special Note: Our Genetics team, Cook Children's Clinical and Metabolic Genetics Center, does not routinely schedule patients for genetic evaluation due to MTHFR concerns, as there are two polymorphisms that are common in this gene which are not usua...
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February
14,
2020
| 09:33 PM America/Chicago
A mom reached out to us, asking about the way her child stored food in their mouth. The stuffed cheeks reminded us of a chipmunk. And honestly, it sounded kind of cute. Until, we discussed the issue with one of our experts. The licensed psychologi...
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February
07,
2020
| 09:59 PM America/Chicago
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of your television turning on, something crashing to the ground and your front door opening. You walk hesitantly out of the bedroom to find it’s not an intruder, but something that may find...
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February
05,
2020
| 03:56 PM America/Chicago
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beautiful process of a fever. Yes, I’m a mega-dork for the functions of the human body ... and yes, I think fever is a great thing in most settings. Fever has been recognized as being around for thousands of y...
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February
05,
2020
| 03:56 PM America/Chicago
Newborns aren't able to manage their body temperature like adults can. So, as the thermostat dips, the way you handle outings with little ones needs to change.  Know your babies' limits and plan ahead when making a trip outside so you can keep the...
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February
05,
2020
| 03:49 PM America/Chicago
Bitterly cold weather is making its way into North Texas as we speak. By Tuesday morning, the temperature in Fort Worth is expected to be in the 20’s. To keep your family safe and warm through this first taste of winter, here are a few things to reme...
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February
05,
2020
| 03:46 PM America/Chicago
That snowflake on the forecast came out of nowhere...but it brought some freezing rain and snow. Because we're not used to cold, winter weather in our area and we particularly get out of practice with weeks of mild temperatures...here are 5 winter we...
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February
05,
2020
| 03:37 PM America/Chicago
“Make sure your hair is dry. “Wear shoes outside.” “Put on your hat.” Does any of this really matter? Is any of it true? Between well-meaning friends and family members and the wealth of websites devoted to health, parents are bombarded w...
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February
04,
2020
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
Most of us know someone who has had cancer. That’s because we are all at risk for developing the disease. Usually it’s by chance. But in some cases, cancer develops because of our genetics and that means some of us are predisposed to developing diffe...
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January
22,
2020
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. When I first met little Pierce a few days after he came home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, I noted two things: Pierce was a tough little guy, a real fighter, and his parents were two of the most caring, loving and e...
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January
21,
2020
| 04:13 PM America/Chicago
Seasonal illnesses are in full swing and hitting Cook Children’s at an unusually high rate. The medical center is under a ‘Facility Alert’ due to an extremely high census. On Monday, Nov. 18, our staff saw 567 patients in the emergency room, which...
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January
21,
2020
| 04:10 PM America/Chicago
For 10 years I’ve been walking into hospital rooms and entering someone else’s story. For 10 years, I’ve made eye contact with the precious kiddo on the bed and told them that I was there to make sure they understood everything that was happening to ...
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January
21,
2020
| 04:10 PM America/Chicago
Your child’s throat is sore, has a headache and a fever. Is it strep or the flu? Maybe, both? Strep and flu are two very different things, although they may have similar symptoms at times. First, let’s distinguish between the two. The flu...
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January
17,
2020
| 06:54 PM America/Chicago
Six-year-old Raven Goff never met a stranger. If she didn’t know your name, she’d simply call you ‘friend.’ Her family recalls her generosity, always more worried about others than herself. Sometimes, that generosity meant several trips to Target to ...
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