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2022
May
26,
2022
| 11:17 AM 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 going on now at The Colonial.PGA golfers Aust...
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May
25,
2022
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
On Wednesday, May 25, Cook Children's hosted a live chat with Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., Daniel Guzman, M.D., and Cameron Brown, D.Min. Our hearts are broken and hurting for the children, teachers, adults and their loved ones affected by the devastating sc...
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May
23,
2022
| 15:13 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleMarch 28, 2022, was coming to a close like any other ordinary day for the Chavez-Llanas family. Salvador and Laura Chavez-Llanas were upstairs bathing their youngest of three sons while their older two were playing video games downstai...
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May
20,
2022
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
Professional Bull Riders are in town for the World Finals 2022 at Dickies Arena. The cowboys stopped by Cook Children's Medical Center to bring some smiles to our patients!Patients made horseshoes and belt buckles at craft stations, plus played some ...
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May
19,
2022
| 15:20 PM America/Chicago
Wednesday marks National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, which is a great time to spotlight one of the largest medical transport programs in the nation.By Eline deBruijn WigginsFor nearly 40 years, Teddy Bear Transport has extended the r...
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May
19,
2022
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Five-year-old Austyn Rabel is one of more than 2.5 million people in the world with Neurofibromatosis (NF). When she was just 10 months old, Austyn had developed 13 café au lait (light brown) spots on her body. She came to Cook Children’s Medical Cen...
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May
11,
2022
| 13:42 PM America/Chicago
Kendra Scott's Kendra Cares program stopped by Tuesday to surprise mothers and patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.The moms created custom jewelry at no cost, as a part of the program. They chose their own colors and components to create a pie...
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May
11,
2022
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerIf your child or teen recently hit a growth spurt, last summer’s life jacket might not fit now.So before your family heads to the lake, make sure everyone has a life jacket that fits properly, based on the weight of the person wearing i...
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May
09,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs the mother of three boys, I’ve seen the inside of an urgent care center and emergency room a time or two. I’ve learned not to panic at the first sight of blood. But when I saw my 13-year-old passed out on the living room floor after...
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May
06,
2022
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! Patients celebrated with their moms this week.At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), patients dressed up and posed with their moms to celebrate their first Mother's Day!Other patients and their moms celebrated with Mother's D...
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April
28,
2022
| 16:57 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleOne day your baby is securely nestled into their rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. The next, they’re 16 and climbing into the driver’s seat eager to conquer the open road. For parents, it’s a moment of both pride and shee...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to authorize its COVID vaccine for children from 6 months old to 6 years old. If the FDA approves, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Contr...
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April
27,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.I remember scrolling through a Facebook group for physicians a few years ago, and a popular post rolled onto my screen, written by a confused pediatrician.“What the heck is up with all these moms wanting their baby’s tongues cut...
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April
26,
2022
| 14:30 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 9 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventio...
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April
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the amazing people who dedicate their time to Cook Children’s patients, families and Our Promise.National Volunteer Week (April 17-23) recognizes the contributions that volunteers make every...
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April
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
Because of organ donation, the tragic death of 7-year-old Justin Owens produced a new lease on life for four other people.Justin is one of 58 deceased patients at Cook Children’s who became organ donors from 2017 to 2021. Those donors provided 223 ki...
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April
19,
2022
| 13:30 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 8 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventio...
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April
18,
2022
| 16:33 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has treated 17 drownings so far in 2022 through April 13, three of which were fatal.This is an alarming increase compared to January through May 1 in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, according to Cook Children's data.This year, 11 dro...
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April
15,
2022
| 13:55 PM America/Chicago
Happy Easter! For the first time since 2019, Cook Children's safely gathered together again to celebrate Easter. Patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) dressed up in adorable outfits to celebrate their first Easter.Other patients partici...
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April
14,
2022
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
By Carmen OchoaSpring is officially here! Along with the start of spring, allergies are starting back up again as well. However, at Cook Children’s there has been an increase in flu cases at CCHCS this past month and the cold season isn’t over just y...
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April
12,
2022
| 11:06 AM America/Chicago
A new national “report card” gives Texas mixed grades statewide for school policies that support the mental health of students and teachers.Texas schools received a top score for efforts to promote engagement with families and community partners. The...
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April
07,
2022
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
Parents and caregivers may have seen discussion of avian influenza (bird flu) through social media or news outlets. Zoos across the country are moving birds indoors to protect them. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the risk to the publi...
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April
04,
2022
| 16:28 PM America/Chicago
North Texas is under an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) for severe weather starting this evening. The main threats are large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered, strong to severe storms could deve...
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April
04,
2022
| 13:16 PM America/Chicago
If your child is in kindergarten, first or second grade, they have never experienced a normal school year — one without virtual days, quarantines, cohorting pods, social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t know a world where go...
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March
31,
2022
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
To the parent of a child with a terminal illness, the value of a day, a week, a month or a year can not be measured. Each minute of life is precious as they and their child fight for every single one. Sometimes that fight includes incorporating the u...
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March
16,
2022
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
Though often thrilling for children, off-road motorized vehicles — including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), ATV mules, go-karts, and even golf carts — can be extremely dangerous for them to ride, especially if they don’t use safety measures once they g...
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March
15,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
While temperatures are warming up and spring is on its way, one thing is showing up that’s a little unusual for this time of year: the flu.Flu cases continue to increase at Cook Children's Health Care System. From March 13 to March 19, there were 275...
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March
08,
2022
| 09:33 AM America/Chicago
It’s impossible to write the story of Cook Children’s Health Care System without also telling the story of Clarabele “Pit” Dodson. Her tenacious spirit and generosity have made an indelible imprint on Cook Children’s campus, culture and services. Her...
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March
04,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
The war and invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns for people of all ages and children can be very receptive to what's going on around them. The crisis can be a lot to take in, mentally and emotionally.“Children are searching for their own understan...
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February
28,
2022
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
When Carter Halliburton’s family learned the cause of his seizures, a genetic disorder called SYNGAP1, only about 400 people in the world shared the same diagnosis.A hurdle that came next was finding a neurologist who had firsthand knowledge of the c...
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