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2022
June
20,
2022
| 13:11 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have cleared the way for children under 5 years old to get the COVID-19 vaccine.Distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID vaccines for the youngest age gr...
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May
26,
2022
| 17:56 PM America/Chicago
As the formula shortage continues, some families are still having difficulty locating specific infant formulas at local stores. The recall in February from Abbott Nutrition has placed extra pressure on the supply chain and some stores are limiting th...
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May
26,
2022
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, patients and families were invited to come to the Atrium at Cook Children’s Medical Center to participate in a miniature golf tournament alongside two golfers from the Charles Schwab Challenge going on now at The Colonial.PGA golfers Aust...
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May
17,
2022
| 12:42 PM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 12 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication in...
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April
27,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.I remember scrolling through a Facebook group for physicians a few years ago, and a popular post rolled onto my screen, written by a confused pediatrician.“What the heck is up with all these moms wanting their baby’s tongues cut...
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April
14,
2022
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
By Carmen OchoaSpring is officially here! Along with the start of spring, allergies are starting back up again as well. However, at Cook Children’s there has been an increase in flu cases at CCHCS this past month and the cold season isn’t over just y...
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March
29,
2022
| 15:49 PM America/Chicago
Wednesday, March 30, marks National Doctors' Day. We thank all doctors around the world and the incredible physicians at Cook Children's Health Care System for their dedication and contributions.We invite you to join us in celebrating all of our worl...
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March
15,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
While temperatures are warming up and spring is on its way, one thing is showing up that’s a little unusual for this time of year: the flu.Flu cases continue to increase at Cook Children's Health Care System. From March 13 to March 19, there were 275...
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2021
November
05,
2021
| 09:20 AM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D. aka The Doc SmittyThere’s been a ton of surprises related to the COVID pandemic and skipping flu season last year was another one I never saw coming.Masks and social distancing definitely played a role but the absolute lack of c...
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May
06,
2021
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. This pediatrician has watched your mental battles from the sidelines this year, Mama.2020 was not an easy year to be a mom.Personally, I can tell you it kind of sucked, right? Just a little. The pandemic brought about so many h...
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April
21,
2021
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
By Rebecca Olvera, M.D. and Natalia Hanson, M.D.Dr. Olvera and Dr. Hanson have been piercing ears as part of their clinical practice within the Cook Children’s Network since 2016. They both use a medical ear piercing system only available to pediatri...
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March
25,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.The last few weeks have been hard, to say the least. Although the new year brought hope that we would begin to look to a “return to normal” after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, things haven’t felt so positive. It is onl...
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March
01,
2021
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.When I graduated from my pediatric residency 11 years ago, I knew there would be questions from parents daily about their child's growth, development, illness, behavior, etc. "What’s this new movement?""Is this behavior normal?"...
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2020
December
10,
2020
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
This year has been especially difficult, but in the midst of the pandemic, there’s one silver lining.As of Dec. 5, hundreds of children have been tested for flu and RSV at Cook Children’s Medical Center, and none have come back positive. Ramon Kinloc...
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December
08,
2020
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
Normally for holiday gifts for children I would recommend outings or experiences over things. However, the pandemic has made us adjust everything this year. So, my advice is to make the outing/experience at home instead. Movie night with popcorn, piz...
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November
20,
2020
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
As Tarrant County continues to see record COVID-19 cases, doctors across Cook Children’s Health Care System urge the community to avoid large gatherings for Thanksgiving. Instead of traditional celebrations, our physicians offer advice on how to conn...
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September
04,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
School’s out for summer! It’s time for playing at the park, swimming and catching lightning bugs. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when I see many office visits related to insect bites and their complications. It seems like no matter how hard I try ...
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April
20,
2020
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is open and ready to take care of your general pediatric needs during this challenging time. Doing their best to minimize in-person visits, Cook Children’s Primary Care Physicians and Cook Children’s Urgent Care Physicians are part...
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February
25,
2020
| 11:30 AM 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
14,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/Chicago
Desperation or neglect, whatever the reason the story is devastating. In the wake a baby is dead and her mom has been charged with her murder. In addition, the baby’s dad has been charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to a child for diluting...
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2019
July
23,
2019
| 09:31 AM America/Chicago
I read the report on essential oils from the Tennesee poison center with great interest. The report said that reports of toxic exposure to essential oils doubled from 2011 to 2015. I've been interested in essential oils for a while now, beginning ...
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July
23,
2019
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Previously, I looked at the safety and research of essential oils and children. Today, I will answer more questions asked on my Facebook page. Effectiveness/General Use Do they really work or is it a mind over matter thing? I think that ther...
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July
23,
2019
| 09:28 AM America/Chicago
I decided to tackle the subject of essential oils. I know many people out there are firm believers in how effective they are. So before I approached this topic, I did some pretty significant research into what is out there on the use of oils in child...
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July
01,
2019
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
Over the weekend, my heart was touched when I read a story about a mom named Alexa Bjornson sending her 7-year-old boy, Landon, alone on a flight from Las Vegas to Oregon to see his dad.  This would be stressful for any mom, but Alexa's son has hi...
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January
24,
2019
| 14:03 PM America/Chicago
Bah-bah. Binky. Button. Nip-nip. Num. Paci. Sassy. Soothie. Wubbanub. Whatever you call it, parents have lots of questions about pacifier use. Let’s look at some of the most common: 1. When is it OK to start a pacifier? A pacifier can be ...
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January
15,
2019
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
The other night my son absolutely insisted on mac and cheese (one of his few, uh, acceptable entrees). And it couldn’t be that “healthy” natural organic kind. It had to be the neon orange kind. He’s sensitive to colors and textures and can spot that ...
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2018
December
17,
2018
| 16:28 PM America/Chicago
“My baby spits up all the time.” “My baby never spits up, but seems like they are fussy all the time." I know this sounds like reflux, but the truth is spitting up can be normal. Even if it’s with every feed, even if it seems really bad. May...
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November
28,
2018
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
Does your child cough frequently at night even when they don’t have a cold? Does your child have to limit playing or sports because they are short of breath? Does your child also have runny nose and watery eyes on a regular basis? Does your ...
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August
27,
2018
| 10:19 AM America/Chicago
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Texas is among 18 states that allow families to opt out of vaccines for personal or moral beliefs. The Morning News reports that Plano, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston all ranked among the 15...
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July
19,
2018
| 10:19 AM America/Chicago
A new study shows that too often, doctors and Advance Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) prescribe an antibiotic as an answer to all needs. But the truth is that those rampant prescriptions may be causing more harm than...
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