Checkup Newsroom (Therapy)

2018
May
08,
2018
| 10:59 PM America/Chicago
By Victoria Shelton If laughter is the best medicine, then the therapeutic medical clowns at Cook Children’s have just the right dose to help patients and their families heal. Each professional clown comes from a different background and differ...
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2017
May
22,
2017
| 06:40 PM America/Chicago
Joining together with family and friends for a meal can be an important part of our social lives. Chances are you know a child who is a picky eater or even a problem eater. You work hard to make sure your guests feel welcome in your home. But do t...
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May
12,
2017
| 11:09 PM America/Chicago
The other day, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants. No kids. So basically, peace and quiet. When I say peace and quiet, I think we really took it to heart. We ended up getting our phones out and didn’t look up until we began eating....
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April
17,
2017
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
NBC 5 - A Fort Worth dog has been recognized by the dog food company Milk-Bone as one of its “Dogs Who Changed the World.” Kitty, a Golden Retriever, is a therapy dog at Cook Children’s Medical Center and she primarily helps to comfort children who a...
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January
10,
2017
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
When children are very young, they may have difficulty eating for a number of reasons. Chewing and swallowing may be hard or painful. Certain foods may feel weird in their mouth; too slimy or too dry and crumbly for example. Other children have reflu...
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2016
April
18,
2016
| 09:04 PM America/Chicago
A hand being caught in a door, a child running with scissors or even holding a video game controller too much. Hand injuries to children happen more often than you might think. But what happens after the injury? Cara Smith, a certified hand therapist...
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2015
June
29,
2015
| 09:27 PM America/Chicago
“Mama I wat fwoden on da bi tee bee and laks a widdle bit,” announces my daughter while eyeing me expectedly. She is obviously looking for some sort of action on my part other than my smiling and nodding affirmatively. Since she’s my number one gi...
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