Checkup Newsroom (apps)

2017
September
11,
2017
| 10:42 PM America/Chicago
I love almost everything about practicing pediatrics but if there are two topics I have to pick as my favorites they would be: 1.Technology 2.Newborns So, you might not be surprised to hear that a new tool for evaluating jaundice using a sma...
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March
13,
2017
| 07:48 PM America/Chicago
This afternoon, I saw a couple of tweets from CBS 11 reporter Jack Fink that turned my stomach: The affidavit included in one of the tweet's details an adult here in North Texas engaged in inapproapriate behavior with a 15-year old child i...
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2016
April
14,
2016
| 04:37 PM America/Chicago
By: Jody S. Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media. I discovered rather quickly ...
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March
08,
2016
| 05:31 PM America/Chicago
1. Connectivity Games and apps that are locally loaded and need no connectivity to the Internet to work are not categorized as "dangerous" as long as the content is appropriate for the age level of the child. However, most "free" apps require some...
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2015
April
30,
2015
| 03:50 PM America/Chicago
Social media has made it easier for us to stay connected with others. At the touch of our fingertips we can instantly communicate with people all over the globe. But do children consider the consequences of sharing information online? We all know ...
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February
16,
2015
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
Technology is everywhere, and we know it can be a blessing and a curse at times with kids. As a result, many parents of preschoolers seek guidance for choosing what their kids watch and do. As a speech-language pathologist working with young children...
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January
05,
2015
| 12:03 AM America/Chicago
Since the beginning of time little children have been playing with sticks. You might think that with kids using technology more and more they play less and less with the real thing. But in this day and age, apps can be the new stick – just as fun, an...
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2014
July
14,
2014
| 10:01 PM America/Chicago
“But mom, all my friends have a cell phone.”Maybe, that’s the case, but how do you keep your child safe? Before you purchase a phone for your child, we asked Jody Hawkins, Information Systems Security Officer for Cook Children’s Health Care System in...
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