Articles tagged with 'School' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (School)

2021
August
31,
2021
| 16:19 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.Hey friends. Our phone lines are blowing up with exposure and quarantine questions. I love that you guys are calling – it’s the right thing to do! And we are here for ya.But just wanted to spell out some common scenarios so that...
Read more
August
25,
2021
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D., aka The Doc SmittyOur kids are back to school!The beginning of a new school year has a ton of opportunity, some excitement and some nerves. And this year there’s probably a little extra floating around.And while we’re all think...
Read more
August
11,
2021
| 14:59 PM America/Chicago
To the leadership at North Texas Regional Schools:We, the physicians at Cook Children’s Health Care System, are directly connected to the district or school either as concerned parents or as pediatricians who care for the children we mutually share w...
Read more
August
09,
2021
| 09:49 AM America/Chicago
There are currently 16 patients being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for COVID-19, and medical professionals worry the new school year could drive hospitalizations up even further. Just weeks before students head back to class in person, C...
Read more
July
29,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Getting ready to go back to school?Don’t forget to schedule your child’s well visit to make sure all concerns are addressed and all vaccines are up to date. Plus, your pediatrician can sign those sports physical forms at the ...
Read more
July
27,
2021
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
By Marc Mazade, M.D., medical director of Infection Control and Prevention at Cook Children’s Medical Center1. Make sure all children are up to date on the routine childhood vaccinations needed for school entry. Access to medical offices, fear of lea...
Read more
July
22,
2021
| 12:47 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all children over age 2 wear masks in school this fall. The internet rejoiced, everyone agreed it was a great plan, scientists and politicians shook hands, and no one had ...
Read more
June
17,
2021
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.Prepping for college starts far before senior year. You child needs to show years of volunteer/ community activities, sports participation, music/ arts, and special interests throughout their high school years. What makes them...
Read more
2020
October
30,
2020
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, you may be wondering what happens next.  All patients with exposure to COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, will need to quarantine for 14 days. This is required, regardless of test results, because COVID-1...
Read more
October
27,
2020
| 12:44 PM America/Chicago
The number of patients admitted to Cook Children’s after attempting suicide continues to rise. In September, 37 children and teens were treated for suicide attempts, marking the worst month on record since at least 2015.“September of 2020 has been th...
Read more
September
11,
2020
| 12:11 PM America/Chicago
Our School-Based Virtual Health program is bringing the expertise of Cook Children's pediatrics to schools throughout the area. It's fast, easy and convenient. The school nurse simply connects virtually to a Cook Children's board certified pediatrici...
Read more
September
01,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
We know questions about COVID-19 are at the top of every parent's mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we've compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). ...
Read more
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...
Read more
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 ...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
2019
October
04,
2019
| 11:48 AM America/Chicago
By Megan Cole, Cook Children's Emergency Department Nurse Food allergies are a frequently discussed topic among parents and medical professionals. If you are not a parent of a child with food allergies, chances are high that someone you love, or s...
Read more
August
06,
2019
| 15:31 PM America/Chicago
You’re starting to see it everywhere …”Back to School!” I can’t believe that summer is almost over. The lazy, less structured days have flown by and my kids are beginning to ask all the questions: “Who is my teacher going to be?” “Will my friend be i...
Read more
July
18,
2019
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
Believe it or not, summer’s almost over and the new school year will begin before you know it. Are you ready? Or are you like a certain dad I know who usually waits until the last minute? Last year, this dad forgot: To book his child's ph...
Read more
2018
August
17,
2018
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
You’re holding your child’s hand on your way to the first day of school. The squeeze on your hand is tighter than usual. Then suddenly your little one sees a friend, smiles, releases your grip and you watch them run to school together without a care ...
Read more
April
06,
2018
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
Read more
2017
August
23,
2017
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
The summer's over and it's time to send your kids back to school. While parents have been busy buying backpacks and school supplies, teachers have been preparing to welcome new students into their classrooms. Here at Cook Children's, we wondered what...
Read more
August
18,
2017
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Every child’s greatest advocate should be the parent. After all no one knows your child, better than you. So as the school year begins, I thought I would offer some tips for talking to your child’s teacher and hopefully making the school year as comf...
Read more
2016
January
18,
2016
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
Collin County Health Care Services has confirmed a student at Schell Elementary School in Richardson has tested positive for measles. A letter published by the department reports that they are “reviewing individual exposure status, although anyone...
Read more
2015
August
26,
2015
| 11:09 AM America/Chicago
For many children, walking or biking is a convenient and healthy way to get to school. However, it can be potentially unsafe and even deadly when not done correctly. Last year, the Cook Children's Trauma team saw 22 children, either biking or walk...
Read more
August
04,
2015
| 10:22 AM America/Chicago
It’s that time of year again, coaches are pressuring you for your child’s athletic forms and school nurses are sending out letters threatening that your children can’t start school until they have their shots. School physical season is one of my f...
Read more
July
13,
2015
| 15:39 PM America/Chicago
“Sit up straight!” “Stop Slouching!” Why is my kid’s posture so poor? THE PROBLEM Do you get sick and tired of telling your child to sit up straight? Do you ever wonder why so many kids these days have slouched posture and often complain ...
Read more
February
27,
2015
| 13:19 PM America/Chicago
You are home with your kids and it's snowing outside. You look out the window and everyone admires the winter wonderland. Now what? We reached out to a few of our experts at Cook Children's for some fun ideas. Enjoy the snow! ...
Read more
2014
September
14,
2014
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
Along with vaccinations, hand-washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent flu. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are not effective against enterovirus 68, only good, old fashioned hand-washing.Hand hygiene is especially important while children ...
Read more