Checkup Newsroom (Pediatric)

2018
May
08,
2018
| 10:59 PM America/Chicago
By Victoria Shelton If laughter is the best medicine, then the therapeutic medical clowns at Cook Children’s have just the right dose to help patients and their families heal. Each professional clown comes from a different background and differ...
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2017
November
15,
2017
| 04:50 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is one step closer to launching a Targeted Therapeutics Program, opening the door to the most advanced and promising clinical trials available to pediatric cancer patients. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $60,151 infrastru...
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2016
May
26,
2016
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
The practice of pediatrics is changing rapidly. New ideas for payment models and care delivery models come and go. Navigating through those changes can send a practice or health care institution on a tangent that leaves the providers and staff feelin...
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2015
December
08,
2015
| 06:19 PM America/Chicago
Cheerleading has changed in the past 30 years from yells and claps to routines with high level gymnastic tumbling runs and stunts. It has also become a year-round sport with summer camps and cheerleading competitions. This has increased the numbe...
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September
22,
2015
| 05:56 PM America/Chicago
Why is it important for us to find down time for our kids and our families? Dan Buettner writes in his book, “The Blue Zones” that taking time to relieve stress is one of the secrets not only to longevity, but to enjoying life free from chronic disea...
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September
08,
2015
| 05:58 PM America/Chicago
As the husband and son of teachers, I understand the importance of education. As a pediatrician, I want to make sure that kids are in school as much as possible so that the experts in education can do what they are called to do. Along with this go...
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May
18,
2015
| 10:33 PM America/Chicago
Bites I’ve seen too many severe dog bites in my training to not mention bites first. The most common statement I hear about the dogs who bite is, “We just never thought he/she would do that.” Dogs can be a great addition to a family but use cau...
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May
07,
2015
| 04:23 PM America/Chicago
“You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?” Dr. Seuss. From birth, your child is undergoing changes at a rapid pace and many factors may influence these changes, including your child’s genetic makeup, the environment in which you raise your child, nut...
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February
11,
2015
| 07:58 PM America/Chicago
The National Stroke Association says stroke happens in about 1 in 4,000 live births. The risk of stroke from birth through age 18 is almost 11 in 100,000 children per year. Strokes are slightly more common in children under age 2. Boys and African-Am...
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January
07,
2015
| 11:20 PM America/Chicago
The fact that her son, Tre, is still with her, leaves Jennifer Faulkner with only one conclusion: a miracle occurred to keep him alive. Now she prays for Tre’s caregivers to make her son all better. Tre, who is 9 years old, has been seen by the...
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2014
December
09,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
“Five more minutes!”I just got back from a vacation at an indoor water park; otherwise known as The Land of Five More Minutes. I could not walk around without hearing some child be told how much more time they had before they had to leave.It’s no sec...
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October
06,
2014
| 11:03 PM America/Chicago
Enterovirus D68 has officially spread across the country, identified in 40 states and locally in Dallas and Denton counties. There have yet to be positively identified cases in Tarrant County, although there are individuals here that have not been il...
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October
01,
2014
| 05:47 PM America/Chicago
Since Dr. Kent Brantley was diagnosed and transported back to the United States for treatment of Ebola, we have followed the outbreak and made an effort to provide guidance and reassurance to our Cook Children’s family.Unfortunately, the outbreak has...
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June
24,
2014
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
While I have had previous experience addressing academic issues with my patients, my son is now in elementary school, so I am developing a whole new perspective. I still do not understand all of the intricacies of special education, but I am lucky th...
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June
19,
2014
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
After my son came home, I entered the world of therapies, and I became a huge advocate for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). Having attended over 400 therapy sessions with my son by the time he was 3 years old, I learned a lot about how to work the...
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June
03,
2014
| 08:18 PM America/Chicago
Six years ago, my life changed forever...At that time, I was completing my postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology. I also became pregnant with my first child. Because I had some "inside" information about a few hospitals in the area aft...
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