Checkup Newsroom (Sharon Evans)

2017
January
03,
2017
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
The Shoff family thought they'd done everything right as parents. They childproofed their house to make sure their 2-year old twins would be safe.  What they didn't do was make sure they had secured their furniture so it wouldn't tip over on their...
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2016
June
20,
2016
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
The summer means not only paying more attention to your yard, but to your kids while you’re out mowing the lawn. In 2015, five children were seen at Cook Children’s for lawn mower related injuries. Ages ranged from toddlers to teens and all five w...
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April
07,
2016
| 08:51 PM America/Chicago
Texting combines three distractions into one: it takes the driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel and mind off the primary task. The Texas Department of Transportation says distracted driving includes distraction, driver inattention or cell-...
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2015
November
24,
2015
| 11:11 PM America/Chicago
You may want to double check your child’s wish list to Santa to have a safe holiday season. Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s, knows that guns will be a popular gift this holiday season for not o...
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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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July
02,
2015
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
The drowning numbers at Cook Children’s alone are startling: 2 deaths to begin the month of July 26 non-fatal drownings from June 1 to July 1, 2015 43 non-fatal drownings from Oct. 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 4 fatal drownings during that sam...
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July
02,
2015
| 03:23 PM America/Chicago
July began with two fatal drowning. For the month of June 2015, the Cook Children’s Trauma department cared for 26 non-fatal drowning victims, with 20 of those occurring in either a home, apartment or community pool. That's more than double from the ...
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February
23,
2015
| 06:05 PM America/Chicago
Although the number of crash-related injuries treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center has decreased slightly since 2012, the number of deaths has spiked from zero to five in 2014. As a Level II Trauma Center, Cook Children’s Medical Center receives...
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