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2022
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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2018
December
13,
2018
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
It should be the most wonderful time of the year, but you don’t want to spend it in the emergency room. New decorations and experiences can cause accidents and pose a danger for your child. Here are 12 day-ngers of Christmas: Fireplace - Ligh...
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November
13,
2018
| 11:58 AM America/Chicago
NBC Charlotte - It's the kind of thing that keeps parents awake at night: Kids playing with guns. But this isn't your typical gun safety program. WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina profiles the Aim for Safety program at Cook Children's. ...
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July
02,
2018
| 16:30 PM America/Chicago
This week you will hear a lot about fireworks safety, but that’s not the only danger children face over the Fourth of July holiday. As we have reported throughout multiple summers, drowning remains a leading threat to children during the holiday. ...
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May
23,
2018
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
You really can’t go into summer without the looming chore of yardwork staring at you. But summer is supposed to be fun in the sun! Sand in your hand! Cool in the pool! Whether you are mowing or you have someone doing it for you, those lawn mowers are...
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March
28,
2018
| 13:36 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Emergency physician Dan Guzman, M.D. launches 'Aim for Safety' program to show the importance of gun locks and safes. Link to story here.    ...
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2017
September
21,
2017
| 09:40 AM America/Chicago
Even after nearly 30 years as a policeman, the thought of child abduction leaves a knot in the stomach of Sgt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The recent reports of attempted abduction attempts in northeast Tarrant County...
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August
16,
2017
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
School is just around the corner, so it can be a very busy time for students and parents to start buying school supplies and school clothes for the new school year. One piece of equipment, which is often overlooked, is the essential backpack.  Doe...
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August
10,
2017
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
Car seats may mean the difference in life or death if your child is riding in one during a wreck. Safe Kids Worldwide states that car seats used correctly reduce the potential of death by as much as 71 percent. But the tragic death of 9-month-old ...
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July
14,
2017
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
Deaths caused by accidental injuries have decreased over 50 percent since the 1980s. However, since the 1990s, deaths caused by accidental poisonings have doubled. Following a few simple safety steps can help prevent accidental poisonings.Click here ...
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July
03,
2017
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
Since 2011, 24 kids have been treated at Cook Children's following a near drowning during the Fourth of July Weekend. The safety experts at Cook Children’s say kids can’t afford anything less than 100 percent adult supervision at the pool at all t...
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