Checkup Newsroom (abuse)

2019
September
26,
2019
| 05:42 PM America/Chicago
When it comes to childhood, not all experiences are left in the past. Some stay with us and impact our development mentally, physically and emotionally for years to come. Specifically, adversity and traumatic experiences like abuse, neglect and high ...
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January
07,
2019
| 12:52 AM America/Chicago
In The Media At 2 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Jamye Coffman, M.D., will be a featured expert on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy on 'The Dr. Oz Show.' The episode will explore the case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, whose mother (Dee Dee Blanchard)...
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2018
October
17,
2018
| 10:16 PM America/Chicago
The Promise to improve the health of every child in our region extends past the medical walls of Cook Children’s Medical Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, experts from Cook Children’s gathered at the Regional Child Health Summit to look at 2018 data ...
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April
16,
2018
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
When Katie and Chas Shira walked into Cook Children’s Medical Center on a warm December night in 2015, they had nothing but a name, a code and an empty car seat. They had driven three hours from their home in the tiny town of O’Brien, Texas with the ...
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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
July
12,
2017
| 11:35 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Dr. Jamye Coffman, medical director, The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment and Care at Cook Children's Medical Center, talks about putting the puzzle together. Read special report here.   ...
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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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April
17,
2017
| 08:31 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Right out front of Cook Children’s today, there is a powerful display of an enormous problem, child abuse. Nurses, doctors and staff from the hospital’s CARE unit took time to carefully plant 1,496 pinwheels in the lawn. Each one represents a ...
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2016
September
19,
2016
| 11:36 PM America/Chicago
Opioid abuse has become an epidemic not only for adults, but also for children. Artee Gandhi, M.D., medical director of Cook Children’s Pain Management Program, says that health care has neglected the prevalence of pediatric pain and has not placed f...
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March
15,
2016
| 04:06 PM America/Chicago
If you had to guess the biggest health issues facing children in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, what would you say? Obesity? That's one. Car accidents? That's a big risk too. But would you guess the number one issue is asthma? In T...
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February
12,
2016
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
Remember elementary school? Recess, science projects and that not-so delicious school lunch… If you were like many kids, you probably faked a stomach ache or two to avoid the dreaded spelling test. And off to the nurse’s office you went. The schoo...
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2015
May
27,
2015
| 07:05 PM America/Chicago
The news of a 17-year-old male high school student arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl leaves us all shaken and disturbed. Irving Police said the boy admitted to choking to death his ex-girlfriend, but his unsolicited confe...
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