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2023
August
17,
2023
| 15:26 PM America/Chicago
Story by Sydney HanesCook Children’s employees Ashley Pagenkopf and Danny Peltier were in for a big surprise Tuesday when Kidd’s Kids announced their families are going on an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World!Every year, Kidd’s Kids takes 3...
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August
14,
2023
| 16:36 PM America/Chicago
Students were abuzz with excitement at the Jane Justin School Monday as the first day of school got underway. The Jane Justin School, under the Child Study Center at Cook Children's, is a private school that provides special education to children. Th...
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August
09,
2023
| 10:05 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s and the Aim for Safety program supported a proclamation Tuesday evening at Fort Worth City Council that designated August as “Gun Safety Awareness Month.” This proclamation, set forth by councilwoman Jeanette Martinez of District 11, ...
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August
08,
2023
| 15:56 PM America/Chicago
By Hilary Pearson, M.D., pediatric sleep specialist, medical director of the Sleep Laboratory at Cook Children’sSummertime is the best time of year (in my opinion!). Schedules can sometimes be looser, we can be outside more and it’s great to have a b...
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August
02,
2023
| 14:03 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas - We are thrilled to receive the distinction of being ranked the Second Healthiest Employer in Texas serving 5,000 to 9,999 employees. Healthiest Employers® is an award program that recognizes and celebrates organizations focused on...
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July
25,
2023
| 13:14 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Pagenkopf, MS, CCLS, Child Life Specialist at Cook Children'sOur Child Life teams utilize in-kind donations every day, all day. From stocking playrooms, celebrating birthdays, offering comfort, providing distraction, and meeting basic needs...
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July
19,
2023
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsIt’s a big milestone for parents of young children to turn their car seats to face forward. Some may wonder, when is the appropriate time to do so? Is it when the child wants to look out the window? Is it when the parent want...
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June
27,
2023
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBreathing in secondhand smoke isn’t healthy for children, whether the smoke comes from tobacco or marijuana.Many of the same toxins and irritants in tobacco smoke are also present in marijuana smoke, according to the American Lung Assoc...
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June
20,
2023
| 12:33 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAhh, summer. It’s full of adventure. Or, if your kids are anything like mine — misadventure.Barely two weeks into our summer break this year I made a visit to urgent care with my 14-year-old to have a fish hook removed from his hand. T...
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June
19,
2023
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Media partners may use this content for news stories and broadcasts with credit to Cook Children's.Story by Eline Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Reilly Ternan.Every year, children in Texas are prone to vehicular heatstroke. So far this year, ...
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June
16,
2023
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeTwelve-year-old Adalyn Gibson rarely gets sick. When she fell asleep early one night on the couch, her mom, Chelsey, thought a late night and cheer practice had taken a toll. After vomiting and complaining of a stomachache along with t...
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June
13,
2023
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleSunshine, outdoor adventure, new experiences, camaraderie and memories — it’s the stuff summer camp is made of.Each summer, more than 14 million kids and adults attend a camp. Doing so can contribute to a child’s love for nature, their...
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June
12,
2023
| 16:26 PM America/Chicago
By Eline WigginsA case of measles was confirmed in a pediatric patient last week in Texas, according to Texas Health and Human Services. The last confirmed measles case in Texas was in 2019. Cook Children’s is sharing what parents and caregivers shou...
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May
23,
2023
| 16:10 PM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, patients and families were invited to come to the Atrium at Cook Children’s Medical Center to participate in a miniature golf tournament alongside two golfers from the Charles Schwab Challenge, which is set to begin this week at The Colon...
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May
04,
2023
| 13:53 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeCook Children’s has treated nine drownings so far this year, one of which was fatal. As the weather warms up, parents and caregivers should take time to review how to keep their young children safe around water. With the recent news of...
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April
19,
2023
| 16:53 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleOn Tuesday, Cook Children’s Health Care System celebrated the grand opening of a new space dedicated to the siblings of children with medically complex needs. It’s called the Panda Cares® Center of Hope Sibling Support Center and is lo...
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April
07,
2023
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Cook Children’s will display 1,675 pinwheels to represent a visit with the Cook Children's Child Advocacy Resources and Evaluation (CARE) Team to evaluate for child abuse and/or neglect.National C...
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April
04,
2023
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeSince the school shooting in Nashville last week, Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., psychologist at Cook Children’s, has seen an increase in conversation about school shootings with her patients and their parents who need help as well.“It’s on ever...
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March
22,
2023
| 16:42 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Week: This week, we’re celebrating our Child Life Specialists at Cook Children’s who make an impact on the emotional safety of children and families in health care.By Baylee Simmons, CCLS, Child Life Specialist at Cook Children’s Neonatal ...
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March
21,
2023
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBetzavel Segura’s trip to the Down syndrome clinic at Cook Children’s gave the 4-year-old girl the chance to show her skills and her challenges to a variety of specialists.   She named the colors she knows. She jumped around. And in a g...
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March
20,
2023
| 16:49 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Series: This series will discuss the pillars of Child Life  – emotional safety, family-centered care, and play - within the hospital environment and how Child Life serves patients and families.By Ashley Pagenkopf, MS, CCLS, Child Life Spec...
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March
20,
2023
| 13:53 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeThe newly constructed expansion to the Dodson Specialty Clinics opens its doors Monday, March 20. This 240,000-square-foot expansion adds more space for patient families and providers and brings six additional specialties together unde...
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March
02,
2023
| 12:58 PM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 37 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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February
28,
2023
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Today is Rare Disease Day and we’re sharing the story of one of our patients, 3-year-old Greyson, who was diagnosed with PURA Syndrome when he was 2 years old. Only about 500 people in the world share the same diagnosis.Greyson’s diagnostic odyssey b...
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February
23,
2023
| 07:44 AM America/Chicago
As we celebrate Black History Month in February, Cook Children’s wants to salute Dr. Rhodes and everyone who brings diverse representation and voices of advocacy to health care.Story by Jean Yaeger. Video by Tom Riehm.When she was an elementary schoo...
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February
20,
2023
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
Story by Eline Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.Three little girls’ lives were changed when Save a Smile provided more than $11,000 in dental care to restore their smiles. Britani, Skarli and Ashley Ortiz were in so much pain from dental decay that they f...
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February
14,
2023
| 13:57 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's patients celebrated Valentine's Day Tuesday at the Atrium of Cook Children's Medical Center. One of our facility dogs, Steve, took photos with patients under a red-heart balloon arch. Crafts, goodies and teddy bears were also availabl...
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February
08,
2023
| 14:44 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Series: In the last series, we discussed emotional safety within the context of our homes and the ways that we could support the expression of our children’s emotions, validate our children and advocate for them in all settings. This sprin...
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January
26,
2023
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s and Twisted X®, a Twisted X Global Brands company, have joined together to create the Cook Children’s by Twisted X Collection. Twisted X will donate 100 percent of wholesale proceeds from every pair of shoes sold from this collection ...
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January
25,
2023
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
Sisters JamieLynn and AmieLynn underwent surgery on Monday, becoming the first conjoined twins to be separated at Cook Children’s Medical Center.Jamie and Amie lay face-to-face and shared a liver, which was successfully separated during the 11-hour p...
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