Checkup Newsroom (School)

2019
August
06,
2019
| 10:31 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...
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July
18,
2019
| 06:12 PM 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...
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2018
August
17,
2018
| 05:26 PM 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 ...
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April
06,
2018
| 10:15 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...
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2017
September
13,
2017
| 09:30 PM America/Chicago
Thanks to Senate Bill 1566, you will now know if someone in your child’s classroom has head lice. The bill requires school nurses to notify parents within 48 hours if their child or a classmate has been identified to have head lice. Along with ...
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August
23,
2017
| 05:47 PM 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...
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August
18,
2017
| 10:40 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...
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2016
January
18,
2016
| 04:39 PM 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...
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2015
August
26,
2015
| 06:09 PM 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...
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August
04,
2015
| 05:22 PM 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...
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July
13,
2015
| 10:39 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 ...
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February
27,
2015
| 08:19 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! ...
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2014
September
14,
2014
| 10:00 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 ...
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September
02,
2014
| 10:07 PM America/Chicago
One panda sticker and four green smiley faces. Pretty much sums up my son’s first week at kindergarten. I’m not sure why his teacher used a panda sticker the first day, maybe it’s because he was actually a bear to deal with, but I’m refusing to belie...
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August
28,
2014
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Time for school, which means shopping for school supplies, meet the teacher night and contracting parasites. Many diseases increase in frequency when you gather school aged children back together again for the start of the year (common colds and stre...
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August
19,
2014
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
My son’s first day of school is coming up … as in his first day of kindergarten. He did two days a week of preschool. which more or less I took without a hitch, but this somehow seems infinitely more epic and life changing. Some children and parents ...
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July
31,
2014
| 07:19 PM America/Chicago
Part of the 'masters in parenting series' from TheDocSmitty. ...
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April
17,
2014
| 06:27 PM America/Chicago
Three years ago, one quick phone call to Cook Children’s made the difference in life and death. Not once, but twice.Administration from Azle ISD Health Services contacted Laura Friend, Cook Children’s Project ADAM coordinator, to help guide and suppo...
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April
09,
2014
| 06:02 PM America/Chicago
Another tragedy occurred at a school, this time near Pittsburgh, when 20 people were victim to a stabbing rampage. The suspected attacker is allegedly a student at the school, who police say is in custody.  The frightening footage of this type of vio...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s coming up on that time of year again. Spring break is here, next comes school assemblies leading up to the end of the school year.It’s that inevitable time of year where I see news story after news story where children are rewarded Oprah-style f...
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