Checkup Newsroom (Trauma)

2019
October
17,
2019
| 06:23 PM America/Chicago
As the mother of three boys under the age of 5, and all capable of impressive tantrums, Dana Brown-Bonner thought she knew what it meant to be challenged and live in chaos. But that was before an unexpected life event put her resiliency to the test. ...
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July
02,
2019
| 04:25 PM America/Chicago
When you think of the most common injuries around the Fourth of July, most of us immediately think of fireworks. But while many parents are overly cautious with their children around fireworks, statistics from Cook Children’s Trauma Department show o...
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June
21,
2019
| 04:43 PM 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
20,
2019
| 06:51 PM America/Chicago
Within only three days of each other, two Texas children have died after being left in a hot car.  The first death occurred in Providence Village on Thursday, June 24, 2019. CBS11 reports the 4-year-old boy was found outside a home just before 5 p...
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2018
July
30,
2018
| 09:05 PM America/Chicago
Each year, Cook Children's sees about 100 children for injuries related to ATVs.  As a pediatric surgeon and medical director of Trauma at Cook Children's, Chad Hamner, M.D., has witnessed the damage these machines can cause. He spoke with CBS 11 abo...
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May
18,
2018
| 09:51 PM America/Chicago
Don’t leave your child alone in the bathtub. That’s the simple message that the folks at Cook Children’s who watch out for your kids’ safety wants you to know. From March 14 to April 10, 2018, five children were rushed to the Emergency Departme...
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April
26,
2018
| 08:54 PM America/Chicago
Since April 1, 13 children have been admitted to Cook Children’s with serious injuries following car wrecks. Of the 13, nine have gone to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and three have died. “We usually expect an increase in motor vehicle crashe...
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March
16,
2018
| 08:21 PM America/Chicago
CBS 11 - Jamye Coffman, M.D., medical director of the Child Advocacy Resources and Evaluation (CARE) team at Cook Children's explains early childhood trauma its potential long-term health effects.  Watch the live interview with Dr. Coffman here. ...
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2017
June
06,
2017
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
On the top floor of the brand new South Tower building at Cook Children’s Medical Center sits a facility most people will never see. The doors are locked from inside and out. The only access granted comes with the swipe of a badge. This is the Rees-J...
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May
26,
2017
| 05:31 PM America/Chicago
Memorial Day weekend is here and for many of us, this is family time away from the office or school. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of tragedy when kids are rushed to Cook Children’s for help. ...
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May
16,
2017
| 05:47 PM America/Chicago
Already this month, eight kids have been brought to Cook Children’s after getting hit by a car, including one child who died. From May 1 to 15, six children were admitted to Cook Children’s and two were treated and released from the Emergency Depa...
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May
11,
2017
| 09:24 PM America/Chicago
OK mom and dad, be honest. Does your child wear a helmet while on a bike? If not, statistics say you may make a visit to an Emergency Department near you very soon. A report from Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program ...
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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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June
15,
2016
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
When James arrived home from work one evening, he found his little boy, Nickolas anxiously waiting for him. James saw Nickolas with a football. He’d waited a long time to throw and catch a football once again with his dad. It wasn’t that long a...
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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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September
04,
2015
| 03:40 PM America/Chicago
Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many, this means three days away from the office. You may be planning a trip out of town or a weekend on the water. No matter what you've got up your sleeve, there are a few things you may want to remember to keep...
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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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August
07,
2015
| 10:45 PM America/Chicago
Five days into the month of August and two children have already died at Cook Children’s after they were ejected from a car. Three kids have been ejected total, with one child surviving. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise the cause of the trag...
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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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June
11,
2015
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
Melissa Harkey takes nothing for granted, especially the life of her little boy. Six days after her high school graduation, Harkey found out she was pregnant. During her pregnancy she faced several complications due to the fact that her son’s inte...
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March
17,
2015
| 08:11 PM America/Chicago
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired yesterday after a very successful rookie season. He’s not hurt and had a presumably bright future in the NFL. Why did he retire? In light of the recent focus on repetitive trauma, concussi...
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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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2014
July
02,
2014
| 11:46 PM America/Chicago
Yes, Sharon Evans is aware that car seat recalls are in the news. But the Trauma/Injury Prevention outreach coordinator at Cook Children’s, stresses to parents that keeping children in car seats is incredibly crucial in keeping them safe. Statistics ...
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