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2024
January
30,
2024
| 16:10 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerToys gifted during the holidays are meant to bring joy and adventure. But toys can also pose risks for choking, head injury and other dangers.A curious toddler might swallow a Barbie shoe or stick a craft bead up their nose. Older child...
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2023
October
02,
2023
| 16:47 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerThe Safe Baby Sleep Council, led by Cook Children’s, takes a partnership approach to educating families and providing resources across much of North Texas.In various locations from hospitals to health fairs to caregiver classes – even a...
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August
09,
2023
| 10:05 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s and the Aim for Safety program supported a proclamation Tuesday evening at Fort Worth City Council that designated August as “Gun Safety Awareness Month.” This proclamation, set forth by councilwoman Jeanette Martinez of District 11, ...
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July
31,
2023
| 11:55 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBefore leaving your infant with a friend, grandparent, other relative or babysitter, it’s important to make sure the caregiver practices the basics of safe sleep. It might feel like an awkward or unnecessary topic to bring up with your ...
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June
30,
2023
| 07:37 AM America/Chicago
By Eline WigginsAs families and friends come together to celebrate Independence Day, it's important to keep safety in mind. According to experts at Cook Children's, drowning is the primary threat to children during this holiday. Drowning patients are...
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June
27,
2023
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBreathing in secondhand smoke isn’t healthy for children, whether the smoke comes from tobacco or marijuana.Many of the same toxins and irritants in tobacco smoke are also present in marijuana smoke, according to the American Lung Assoc...
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June
19,
2023
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Media partners may use this content for news stories and broadcasts with credit to Cook Children's.Story by Eline Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Reilly Ternan.Every year, children in Texas are prone to vehicular heatstroke. So far this year, ...
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May
22,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBy buckling their children into car seats and lifejackets, parents are taking steps to protect against tragic accidents. Safe sleep practices fit into that same mindset.Taking precautions in an infant’s sleep space -- just like the prec...
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May
18,
2023
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
The Center for Community Health led by Cook Children's joins many community events for parents and families to share safety and parenting information. The Center for Community Health provides education and resources to reduce injuries and share great...
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2022
December
22,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeWith Christmas around the corner, parents are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their kids. December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month, and many of the toys sold in stores and online pose significant dangers to kids of all a...
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September
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsChild Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18 through Sept. 24. National Seat Check Saturday is Sept. 24, 2022.Choosing a car seat for your baby can be overwhelming. There are so many different colors, styles and price points. But ...
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September
14,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this month, a 3-year-old Ohio girl made headlines after she swallowed a button battery and her mom gave her honey while they were on the way to the hospital.The family finished eating dinner when the girl told her mother, Katie Jacobsen, that...
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September
12,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
By Brittany Kirk, Cook Children's Family TherapistAs we settle into a new school year, many parents and caregivers may find themselves unsettled about the need for increased security measures in our schools. Given recent gun violence events in Texas ...
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September
07,
2022
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
Story by Eline deBruijn Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Cook Children’s treated five patients who were struck by vehicles in separate incidents.As the new school year gets underway for many districts across North Texas, it’s cruc...
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June
21,
2022
| 17:13 PM America/Chicago
Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths among children. From January to June 20, 2022, there have been five vehicular heatstroke deaths in the country – two of those were in Harris County, Texas. They were a 5-year-old (June 20) and a 10-month-old (...
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April
05,
2022
| 09:23 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Aim for Safety® program has zeroed in on a new way to educate families on gun safety using an interactive kiosk that teaches children what to do if they discover a firearm in a home — all while reinforcing safe-storage techniques for ...
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March
24,
2022
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s has seen 12 drownings, two of them fatal, since the beginning of the year, starting 2022 off at an alarming pace for drownings even before summer swim season. Nine of those drownings in the stretch from January through middle March oc...
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March
16,
2022
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
Though often thrilling for children, off-road motorized vehicles — including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), ATV mules, go-karts, and even golf carts — can be extremely dangerous for them to ride, especially if they don’t use safety measures once they g...
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January
24,
2022
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
Are you thinking about purchasing a car seat online? Beware. Counterfeit car seats may look just like the real thing, but they can put your child in serious danger. “I'm aware of eight fake car seats that have been found by car seat technicians at ho...
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2021
December
20,
2021
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
We all know the infamous quote from Ralphie’s mother in “The Christmas Story” after he asked for the toy BB gun of his Christmas dreams.“You’ll shoot your eye out,” she said.Toy guns have changed since the release of that 1983 classic depicting a 194...
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September
21,
2021
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Twenty-one in a series.Over the last six months, Cook Children's has released 20 articles regarding mental health, suicide in youth and teens, and resources to help young people in crisis. Recently, we spoke with experts to learn more about what fami...
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September
09,
2021
| 15:49 PM America/Chicago
It was supposed to be an easy but productive Sunday afternoon. My plan for the day was to get a jump start on packing for an upcoming vacation. For once, I was going to get ahead of the game.Then, I heard these words.“Mom, I think a piece of my earbu...
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June
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Diane ArnaoutThis is my friend Van.Van is at my pool. Since all of us parents are now COVID-vaccinated, we are feeling more comfortable with outdoor playdates. And our new pool has been a great escape from the heat!We parents have loved to see eac...
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May
24,
2021
| 09:26 AM America/Chicago
The drowning season is off to a deadly start with Memorial Day Weekend just days away. Already this month, Cook Children's reports two children have died in swimming pools. Five others were admitted to the medical center for drowning in pools this ye...
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January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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2020
December
14,
2020
| 08:18 AM America/Chicago
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Cook Children’s Medical Center was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowl...
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October
06,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
With COVID-19 still circulating in North Texas, now is the time to start planning alternative Halloween activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging trick-or-treating nationwide, calling it a high-risk activity ...
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September
10,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
The number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at Cook Children’s is on the rise, and experts fear the trend may continue with a recent surge of firearm sales. A Fort Worth child under the age of 5 became the hospital’s 23rd gunshot wound patien...
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2019
June
21,
2019
| 09:43 AM America/Chicago
The summer means more kids are outside playing, biking or running around. Sadly, it also means more opportunity for danger. Over the course of a week, there were three different auto pedestrian injuries, where a child was hit by a car and ended up...
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June
18,
2019
| 15:49 PM America/Chicago
Over the weekend, car seats became a political issue when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed House Bill 448, which would have required children under 2 years old to be secured in a rear-facing car seat while in a moving vehicle and it would have penalized...
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