Articles tagged with 'Preteen' & 'Teen' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (Preteen,Teen)

2020
September
25,
2020
| 12:32 PM America/Chicago
With kids going back to school, new questions are coming up on when kids should be tested for COVID-19 and when they can return to school. Keep in mind there are some conflicting and confusing pieces of advice out there and this is only promised t...
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September
16,
2020
| 12:38 PM America/Chicago
By John M. Robertson, M.D. Moderate to severe asthma is a possible risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a COVID-19 infection can cause a flare up of even mild asthma. COVID-19 is ...
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September
16,
2020
| 11:46 AM America/Chicago
For more than six years, Cook Children’s online newsroom has provided the latest in pediatric health news to more than 16 million people in 230 different countries. But during all that time, the team behind the scenes felt they had more to accompl...
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September
10,
2020
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. It’s a common question to ask your pediatrician. "What is the daily calorie need of your infant or child?" Here’s a chart that covers the normal daily calorie need to sustain healthy growth. Average weight and lengths a...
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August
27,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. It’s natural for parents to want to protect their children when they are distressed. But when it comes to anxiety, taking kids out of anxiety-provoking situations may not always be the right answer. In fact, we should m...
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August
17,
2020
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
For parents who have a child starting school in person, it’s normal to have some anxiety about the entire process, staying informed and connected may reduce these feelings and can give you a way to express concerns that you have regarding practices a...
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August
17,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
As the fall semester approaches we know how hard it has been for parents and families to decide the mode of learning for their children. Some school districts have opted for a hybrid model in which the school year will start with ALL students in the ...
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August
16,
2020
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that schools consider French fries and ketchup as vegetable servings in their cafeteria served lunches?! In just a few minutes in the evenings, you can prepare a more nutritious lunch for your kiddos. You can prepare these meals even ...
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August
07,
2020
| 14:40 PM America/Chicago
Your child has ADHD, and you’ve gone through testing, 504 plans, in school accommodations, trialing of different medications and dosages. Now what? ADHD is a difficult condition to treat because treatment has to be tailored to each child. Standard...
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July
30,
2020
| 14:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Sleep, it’s important, right?! Has your kid's new COVID-19 schedule got them going to bed after midnight and sleeping until noon? Well it’s time NOW to start getting back into a normal sleep schedule for school, even...
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July
30,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Is it necessary to get a sports physical this year? After all, are we even going to have sports this year? Plus, in the age of COVID, you may feel hesitant to bring your child to a pediatrician’s office right now. I ...
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July
28,
2020
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Being a pediatrician is a special job. You get involved in not only a child’s life, but become a part of the entire family. I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 4, and this is the reason I became a pediatrician. My pe...
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July
15,
2020
| 15:07 PM America/Chicago
Recently, I wrote a post titled, “Is Going Back to School or Online Learning Best for Your Child?” A Pediatrician Shares what Parents Should Consider?” Following that initial article, we received a lot of questions from you all. I wanted to take t...
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July
08,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D. “What’s school going to look like in the fall?” “Should I send my child or keep them at home?” These are the questions that every parent is probably already asking as school districts roll out their plans for re-opening sc...
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June
22,
2020
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
As Texas enters Phase 3 of Governor Gregg Abbott’s plans reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, bars, restaurants, amusement parks and sports venues are working to welcome back patrons. But for many parents, their biggest concern remains wha...
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June
18,
2020
| 11:34 AM 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
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O., FAAP As the tragic events of the past few days unfold across the nation, I can’t help but think when I first learned about race as a child. My light skin and eyes may not give away my Mexican heritage. They may not ...
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June
17,
2020
| 14:14 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
| 16:22 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
15,
2020
| 10:32 AM 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
09,
2020
| 14:31 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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May
29,
2020
| 12:24 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
| 20:50 PM 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
13,
2020
| 15:42 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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March
06,
2020
| 14:44 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
05,
2020
| 14:50 PM America/Chicago
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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February
24,
2020
| 11:27 AM 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
| 09:39 AM 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
07,
2020
| 14:59 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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January
16,
2020
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
"Why is the school nurse calling me?" "Your child is here with a sore throat. I know they haven’t had a fever, but strep has been going around." Whelp, there goes your day. Cancel all your meetings. Call your pediatrician's office. Get an appoi...
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