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2020
September
22,
2020
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Ever since Aiden Yielding was first diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), his family has been his personal hype team. The 14 year old was diagnosed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, around the same time hospital visitation policie...
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September
22,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
An alarming rate of children are purposefully harming themselves and ending up at Cook Children’s Medical Center. In August, 29 patients were admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide. This marks the third worst month since at least 2015. ...
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August
10,
2020
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s CEO Rick Merrill announced today that Winifred King, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Social Media has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Diversity Officer. As part of the he...
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June
19,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
Children in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico can now stay close to home while receiving highly specialized cardiothoracic surgery, thanks to a newly formed partnership between Cook Children’s Health Care System and Covenant Children’s. Surgery te...
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June
01,
2020
| 17:09 PM 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
13,
2020
| 10:28 AM 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
| 14:49 PM America/Chicago
A recent trip to Cook Children’s is one a young cancer patient may never forget. During a visit to have her blood cells counted prior to chemotherapy, 16-year-old Lauren Quintero had the chance to talk to ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Amy Poehler. The ...
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April
27,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
Being in the hospital can feel isolating anytime, but during COVID-19, social distancing can make young patients feel even more alone. Before the novel coronavirus, patients were able to leave their hospital rooms and enjoy activities in Cook Childre...
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April
23,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
KERA - Hospital elevators are sort of like green rooms for Tiffany Riley and Dick Monday. “That’s when Dr. Slappy lets one rip,” Monday jokes, as they head to the fourth floor at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. The short ride gives them...
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April
09,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Typically known for creating braces and helmets for young patients, the orthotics and prosthetics team at Cook Children’s Home Health is turning their talents to help doctors and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 fight. They’re now making f...
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February
27,
2020
| 08:58 AM 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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2019
September
04,
2019
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
By Daron Aldridge For Heather Giattini, RN, Cook Children’s holds a special place in her heart. Less than two years ago her two-and-a-half year son, Brooks, had his first open-heart surgery to address his aortic stenosis (a narrowing of the he...
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July
18,
2019
| 16:47 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Life as a parent with a child who has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is already frightening enough, but could you imagine this diagnosis with two of your kids? Mykhia and Malik, now 11 and 12 years old, were diagnosed with SCD with...
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July
18,
2019
| 16:45 PM America/Chicago
By Katie Lawrence, CPNP & Kaci Osenga, M.D. Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) has been a board certified subspecialty in pediatrics sponsored by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2008. PPC has been a specialty service at Cook Children’s Medical...
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June
27,
2019
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
Ryan Conder warms up his right arm and fires off a pitch. Whether it’s a strike or not, doesn’t matter. The miracle’s already occurred. Ryan, 10 years old, wondered if he would ever get the chance to play the game he loves so much after a rare neu...
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May
29,
2019
| 16:15 PM America/Chicago
What started as a normal day with a toddler’s temper tantrum turned into a month-long recovery from a severe stroke. Four-year-old CJ was known for temper tantrums and holding his breath when he was upset. But one morning while getting ready for s...
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May
17,
2019
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
Kriss and Riley Stewart wanted nothing more than to have a baby of their own. After trying to get pregnant for more than three years, the couple decided to seek help through a fertility specialist. But before doing so, Kriss was diagnosed with Gra...
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May
16,
2019
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
Although she wouldn’t call herself “100% anti-vax” at the time, Amanda Carroll declined to give her first-born son his hepatitis B vaccine at birth. With the next group of shots scheduled at his 2-month checkup, Amanda and her husband weren’t so s...
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May
13,
2019
| 09:01 AM America/Chicago
In a shelled out floor of the South Tower at Cook Children’s Medical Center, the thud of kicks and punches echo off drywall and concrete. Loud and confident, the words “No! No! No!” ricochet through the room. It may sound like a melee, but this is...
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May
03,
2019
| 14:36 PM America/Chicago
John Richardson, M.D., was destined to be a part of the Cook Children’s family. Dr. Richardson was born at W.I. Cook Memorial Hospital on Nov. 19, 1930, and he remained an important member of the system until his death on April 29, 2019, at the ag...
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May
01,
2019
| 10:07 AM America/Chicago
This is my sweet patient Olivia. Olivia is 7 years old and has fought a battle that most 7 year olds (and 70 year olds) have never and will never face. Olivia has spent the last two years in and out of Cook Children’s battling neuroblastoma. It...
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January
08,
2019
| 10:29 AM America/Chicago
Other than the commemorative labels on them, nothing about these two bricks stands out too much. That is until you sit down and spend time with Bobby Moore. Then you will learn that Moore, who is 68 years old, plans to pass on one of those bricks...
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2018
July
30,
2018
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
Each year, Cook Children's sees about 100 children for injuries related to ATVs.  As a pediatric surgeon and medical director of Trauma at Cook Children's, Chad Hamner, M.D., has witnessed the damage these machines can cause. He spoke with CBS 11 abo...
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July
17,
2018
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
When I was approached to write articles about “Work -Life Balance” I couldn’t help but chuckle a little under my breath. Balance? What’s that? As a busy full-time pediatrician, wife to an even busier attorney, and mother of two small kids, “balanc...
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July
10,
2018
| 16:42 PM America/Chicago
Aug. 29th marks the “angelversary” of the passing of then 7-year-old Kyle Gracin Lewis. Kyle spent the week being the outdoorsy little boy he was – swimming, fishing, boating and camping in Lake Granbury and the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas...
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June
28,
2018
| 09:28 AM America/Chicago
About one minute outside was all it took for 1-year-old Harrison Bakke to be bitten by a baby rattlesnake. It happened just three feet from the door of his home in Abilene, Texas on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He’s currently being treated at Cook Chi...
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June
25,
2018
| 14:16 PM America/Chicago
Cystic Fibrosis had wreaked havoc on Madison Ramsey’s body since she was born. While she had been in and out of the hospital more times than anyone could count, the vibrant, creative and joyful teen had a way of making the best out of her situation. ...
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June
21,
2018
| 15:50 PM America/Chicago
Fox 4 - An Amarillo toddler heard sound for the first time on Tuesday thanks to a special implant.     ...
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May
25,
2018
| 09:27 AM America/Chicago
Children's Hospital Association - Cook Children's launched a campaign last year called Lifeguard Your Child, its third drowning-prevention campaign in as many years. It all started in June 2015, when 28 children were admitted to the hospital for near...
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May
24,
2018
| 16:25 PM America/Chicago
Parents expect their toddler to be a little moody sometimes. So Autumn and Darrell Thomas didn't think much about their daughter Kynlee's irritable and lethargic behavior. But when they realized she wasn't using her left arm, they became alarmed. ...
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