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2020
December
22,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Four unsung heroes at Cook Children’s were recently honored on the Tamron Hall Show. Sandra Coleman, Erica Powell, Corey Turner, and Cristina Rangel were featured on the Dec. 16 episode called ‘HALLelujah, It’s the Holidays – A Week of Gifts Galore.’...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:35 AM America/Chicago
As part of an ongoing pursuit to improve the health of every child, Cook Children’s Health Care System is joining forces with Texas A&M School of Law (TAMU Law) to create a new medical-legal partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to provid...
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December
02,
2020
| 15:02 PM America/Chicago
Hospitalizations of children for COVID-19 thankfully remain low, but new data shows Hispanic children in North Texas are disproportionately affected. As of Oct. 31, 53% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Cook Children’s were Hispanic, while 27% wer...
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November
23,
2020
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Nancy Dambro, M.D., knew she wanted to be a physician at the ripe old age of 8. Her keen grasp of science and love for helping others were initial career-choice catalysts, but her mother encouraged the endeavor for its practicality and job security.A...
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October
30,
2020
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, you may be wondering what happens next.  All patients with exposure to COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, will need to quarantine for 14 days. This is required, regardless of test results, because COVID-1...
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October
27,
2020
| 12:44 PM America/Chicago
The number of patients admitted to Cook Children’s after attempting suicide continues to rise. In September, 37 children and teens were treated for suicide attempts, marking the worst month on record since at least 2015. “September of 2020 has bee...
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October
26,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Chicago
Megan Mansfield’s Adoption Story “Congratulations. You’ve been chosen to be the mother of a beautiful baby girl.” Excited. Shocked. Joyful. Overwhelmed. I imagine most people would have similar feelings upon hearing those words, especially when...
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September
22,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
An alarming rate of children are purposefully harming themselves and ending up at Cook Children’s Medical Center. In August, 29 patients were admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide. This marks the third worst month since at least 2015. ...
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September
10,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
The number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at Cook Children’s is on the rise, and experts fear the trend may continue with a recent surge of firearm sales. A Fort Worth child under the age of 5 became the hospital’s 23rd gunshot wound patien...
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September
08,
2020
| 13:54 PM America/Chicago
For two nurse residents at Cook Children’s, walking a mile in a patient’s shoes isn’t too hard to imagine because they’ve been there, or rather, here. Jason Schilder and Emily Whitworth have both experienced life as a patient at Cook Children’s. In f...
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May
19,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
A rare but serious health condition related to COVID-19 is now affecting children in North Texas. Since May 9, four patients have been treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). The children range in age ...
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2019
December
18,
2019
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
Every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For 70% of those patients, the only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant from someone outside of their family. This is...
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July
31,
2019
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
For pediatrician Dr. Halley Hogan, news of Cook Children's expansion into east Denton County is a welcomed relief. She sees patients daily at her growing office on Prosper Trail, some with medical needs more complex than what a primary care office li...
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May
13,
2019
| 09:01 AM America/Chicago
In a shelled out floor of the South Tower at Cook Children’s Medical Center, the thud of kicks and punches echo off drywall and concrete. Loud and confident, the words “No! No! No!” ricochet through the room. It may sound like a melee, but this is...
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2018
November
02,
2018
| 14:24 PM America/Chicago
Acts of philanthropy are what keep our society going. It is because of volunteerism, in-kind gifts and financial support that the hungry are fed, the sick are cared for and various other needs of the community are met. At Cook Children’s, generosity ...
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April
06,
2018
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
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2017
November
15,
2017
| 09:50 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is one step closer to launching a Targeted Therapeutics Program, opening the door to the most advanced and promising clinical trials available to pediatric cancer patients. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $60,151 infrastru...
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November
10,
2017
| 09:08 AM America/Chicago
Christine Oehlert isn’t exactly the kind of person you might imagine holding one of the highest-ranking positions in the military. She’s a self-described caretaker, wife and mother of two. She’s not gruff and you won’t hear her spouting off war stori...
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October
06,
2017
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
Why did the cookie go to the doctor? He felt a little crummy. Why is diarrhea inherited? It runs in the jeans. When it comes to jokes, Eric Hopkins’, M.D., has got a million of ‘em. As his patients in his Grapevine office can tell you. He is al...
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July
12,
2017
| 16:43 PM America/Chicago
CBS DFW - The image of a child in distress, struggling in water is heart-wrenching. But for Cook Children’s Medical Center, it’s the picture they want parents see on a new electronic billboard in Fort Worth. Read the full story here.  ...
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May
03,
2017
| 09:40 AM America/Chicago
The multiple tornadoes that rampaged through East Texas over the weekend shows the devastation these storms can bring with them. An average of 132 tornadoes occur in Texas each year.   At some point, probably in the near future, one of those to...
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February
20,
2017
| 12:46 PM America/Chicago
“The last thing I remember was my coach counting me down after my ride. Five … four … three … two … one … and I collapsed.” Marc Keralla knew he didn’t have much time left to prepare before taking a shot at his goal. An avid cyclist for 25 years, ...
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January
11,
2017
| 14:24 PM America/Chicago
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts the 1.9 million drones sold in 2016 may grow to 4.3 million by 2020. But with the surge in popularity there seems to be a lack of education about where and when drones are ok to be flown. Accord...
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January
03,
2017
| 13:58 PM America/Chicago
When Rebecca Olvera, M.D., saw the video of a dresser toppling on top of 2-year-old twins in Orem, Utah, she couldn't help but think of an eerily similar afternoon nearly a decade ago.  Much like Bowdy and Brock Shoff, Dr. Olvera's twin boys found...
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2016
March
15,
2016
| 10:06 AM 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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2015
December
08,
2015
| 11:19 AM America/Chicago
Cheerleading has changed in the past 30 years from yells and claps to routines with high level gymnastic tumbling runs and stunts. It has also become a year-round sport with summer camps and cheerleading competitions. This has increased the numbe...
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April
27,
2015
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Healthy 5 year olds shouldn’t be placed in danger, simply because they walked in a park. But they are. Children run the risk of contracting diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B, all because “dirty” hypodermic needles were tossed on the g...
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April
09,
2015
| 09:32 AM America/Chicago
Prom is a rite of passage for many teens, but it can also result in a situation where your son or daughter might feel pressure to do more than dance.“Prom, graduation and end-of-the-school-year parties are exciting times for teens,” said Lisa Elliott...
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2014
September
17,
2014
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
By Lizy Varughese, M.D. The flu season is upon us once again ... what do you need to know as a parent? 1.What are symptoms of the flu? The flu may start like the common cold with symptoms of cough, congestion and runny nose, but may also be ...
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July
03,
2014
| 08:30 AM America/Chicago
Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, usually brings thoughts of parades, back yard barbecues and, of course, fireworks. Unfortunately, those fireworks often mean injuries.The Emergency Department at Cook Children’s sees eye and face injuries from...
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