Articles tagged with 'Vaccine' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (Vaccine)

2021
January
06,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
In the spring of 1943, 16-year-old Clarabele "Pit" Dodson had one concern on her mind – getting a tan. She had just graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attending one of the many pool parties being held by local teens.“Eve...
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January
05,
2021
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has started the process of administering the second and final dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Staff members share how it feels to be completely vaccinated. ...
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2020
December
23,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Revised: Dec. 31, 2020We know that you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and when it will be available for children. Information is changing rapidly, but we want to do our best to answer your questions with what we know so far.About the ...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:19 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. When I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine had received authorization for emergency use, I was happy, full of hope and anticipation. Last week, I began seeing many colleagues in other cities posting their comments while receiv...
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December
07,
2020
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Christi Thornhill’s willingness to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination trial was driven by both a professional and personal conviction. As a seasoned nurse practitioner and director of trauma services at Cook Children’s Medical Center, she thought ...
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April
02,
2020
| 02:58 AM America/Chicago
Is there a vaccine for COVID-19? What treatments are available? There is currently no vaccine available for COVID-19. Studies are currently underway, but they are in the very early stages and there is no clear timeline for when it will be availabl...
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2019
August
28,
2019
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D. As a pediatrician, I have been lucky to practice medicine in the post-vaccine era. Although I have watched kids struggle with whooping cough, meningitis, mumps and pneumonia, I am happy to say I have never seen many of the ...
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August
07,
2019
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
In the summer of 1990 I was about to turn 17 and preparing for my senior year of high school. I was enrolled in Drivers Ed and thinking about which colleges I should apply. All normal events in any teenage life. Except that summer, my 22-year old sis...
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June
13,
2019
| 15:34 PM America/Chicago
“Is it safe to go to the park?” “Can we go to the mall?” Alice Phillips, M.D., a Cook Children’s pediatrician in Fort Worth – Cityview, hears the worry in the voices of many of her patient families. They’re afraid their child may contract measles ...
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May
16,
2019
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
Although she wouldn’t call herself “100% anti-vax” at the time, Amanda Carroll declined to give her first-born son his hepatitis B vaccine at birth. With the next group of shots scheduled at his 2-month checkup, Amanda and her husband weren’t so s...
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May
10,
2019
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Out of 25 counties in the U.S. with the highest risk for a measles outbreak, Tarrant County ranks number 12 according to research published in the latest edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. To identify the hot spots, researchers from the Un...
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April
19,
2019
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
It’s been nearly two decades since measles was declared eradicated in the United States, but due to a shift in attitudes about vaccines the virus is back. More than 500 people spanning 20 states have been diagnosed with measles this year already. ...
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2018
September
24,
2018
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Two children tested positive for the Influenza A virus from the week of Sept. 16 through Sept. 22, 2018, according to Laboratory results from Cook Children's. For the week, 85 children were tested for the flu, with 83 tests coming back negativ...
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February
21,
2018
| 13:01 PM America/Chicago
Did you hear early in the season how the flu vaccine was worthless and only going to have about 10 percent effectiveness? You probably did, but hopefully that didn't prevent you from getting your child's flu vaccine. New data from the CDC sugge...
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February
19,
2018
| 14:17 PM America/Chicago
Every year in the United States, about 31,000 women and men are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. According to the CDC, HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers (about 28,000) from occurring. So why aren’t more people getting...
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2017
December
05,
2017
| 14:58 PM America/Chicago
Are we ready for the upcoming flu season? Only time will tell for sure, but a new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine makes the case for a potentially severe influenza season. The article explains that clinical experts have...
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October
19,
2017
| 13:06 PM America/Chicago
A new study shows an alarming number of American men have oral cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV). The study, published in the journal of Annals of Internal Medicine, states 11 million (one in nine) U.S. males were found to have oral HPV. T...
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2016
September
15,
2016
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
For years, parents have favored the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine to painful shots for their children. This year, however, they may not have a choice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics a...
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August
01,
2016
| 14:50 PM America/Chicago
Let’s get real and talk about varicella (chickenpox). I feel like varicella is a severely underestimated virus. Most people our age had a mild version of chickenpox as a child, I had it at age 10, and that was that. We weren’t educated about the comp...
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August
01,
2016
| 09:33 AM America/Chicago
My daughter Abby is fully vaccinated. I made this decision for her without any hesitation. The physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff at Cook Children's Willow Park Pediatrics have all fully vaccinated their children. Every single child. Every...
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June
23,
2016
| 09:40 AM America/Chicago
I was surprised by yesterday’s announcement that the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn’t protect kids last year. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the Centers for Disease Control’s ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunizati...
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April
13,
2016
| 17:01 PM America/Chicago
Robert De Niro couldn’t win on his decision to screen “Vaxed: From Cover-up to Conspiracy.” Once the anti-vaccination film was placed on the list for the Tribeca Film Festival, he was going to get severe backlash either way but he was forced to make ...
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February
09,
2016
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
I, along with many others in the medical field, have suspected for a long time that we need a better pertussis vaccine. Aside from flu, I can’t think of any other disease for which we vaccinate where we are excited if only a few outbreaks happen h...
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January
22,
2016
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
You've probably heard about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its link to cervical cancer. That can be pretty frightening for any female. Now a new study is sounding the alarm linking HPV with head and neck cancer, which can affect both men and wome...
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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...
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2015
December
15,
2015
| 09:34 AM America/Chicago
Generally Child Protective Services is called to a home because someone notices bruising on a child or hears a story in which a witness suspects that a child is being abused. Last week, a Plano CPS agent responded to a different type of call after...
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November
11,
2015
| 09:15 AM America/Chicago
Researchers may have created a possibly revolutionary needle-free vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus, better known as RSV. The vaccine is only in the beginning stages and part of ongoing research, so it will not be available to the public...
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November
10,
2015
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
“Dr. Smith, I just got a call from a family who needs you to call an order in for Tamiflu for them because their 5 year old just tested positive for flu.” There are a lot of reasons I didn’t want to do this: I was in the office seeing patient...
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September
21,
2015
| 16:15 PM America/Chicago
The upcoming flu season leaves many questions, but one thing remains certain for Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., the medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s. “Vaccinations are still the best answer to preventing the flu and protec...
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September
17,
2015
| 15:55 PM America/Chicago
Do vaccines cause autism? No. So why are we discussing this issue again? Because Donald Trump linked vaccinations to autism in last night's debate between Republican presidential candidates. “Autism has become an epidemic, 25 years ago, 3...
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