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2022
October
11,
2022
| 09:37 AM America/Chicago
The new Infectious Disease Unit will treat more patients in the safest environment possible while protecting the community and Cook Children's staff from the spread of illness.The six new units have specialized air ventilation systems, dedicated area...
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September
08,
2022
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
Over the past two weeks, the patient volumes in Cook Children’s Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Department have reached peak levels. In a single day last week, we saw 627 patients in the ED breaking an all-time record and the UCCs have gone up as h...
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August
30,
2022
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
For the second year in a row, Cook Children’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are seeing a big influx of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. This is causing long wait times at all location...
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July
07,
2022
| 15:46 PM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsAs people gather and travel during the summer months, the COVID positivity rate continues to rise. The seven-day average positivity rate reported at Cook Children’s Health Care System is 21% as of Tuesday.Many Cook Children’s...
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June
20,
2022
| 13:11 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have cleared the way for children under 5 years old to get the COVID-19 vaccine.Distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID vaccines for the youngest age gr...
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May
17,
2022
| 16:27 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for children ages 5 to 11. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to share ...
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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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2021
November
18,
2021
| 13:30 PM America/Chicago
Your highly allergic child wakes up sneezing and congested. You think allergies are probably the cause. But if you’re worried about possible COVID-19 infection, an at-home test could help parents know for sure.A variety of brands on the market offer ...
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November
10,
2021
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Now that children as young as 5 can get the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, parents might be wondering how to make the shot as smooth and painless as possible.It’s not uncommon for kids to be nervous about needles. So the experts at Cook Children’s offer...
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October
25,
2021
| 15:09 PM America/Chicago
After months of careful research and review, a COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for children ages 5-11 as soon as next week. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Oct. 26, to consider the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for t...
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September
16,
2021
| 14:24 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. Let’s imagine a scenario that no parent wants to think about.Let’s say your child starts acting weird over the past few weeks. She seems tired. She’s sleeping more, and laying around all the time.She starts to drink more water....
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September
01,
2021
| 17:26 PM America/Chicago
On Wednesday, four Cook Children’s experts, who have been on the frontlines for the last 18 months, addressed journalists regarding the state of Cook Children’s Health Care System.They shared how Cook Children’s is currently being impacted by a surge...
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August
20,
2021
| 09:44 AM America/Chicago
Shanna Combs, M.D., pediatric gynecologist, answers your questions.As parents, we want to make the best decisions for our baby. We’ve been asked a lot lately if it’s safe for pregnant women, or women planning on becoming pregnant, to get the COVID-19...
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August
09,
2021
| 09:49 AM America/Chicago
There are currently 16 patients being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for COVID-19, and medical professionals worry the new school year could drive hospitalizations up even further. Just weeks before students head back to class in person, C...
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July
22,
2021
| 12:47 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all children over age 2 wear masks in school this fall. The internet rejoiced, everyone agreed it was a great plan, scientists and politicians shook hands, and no one had ...
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2020
December
09,
2020
| 15:53 PM America/Chicago
COVID-19 vaccines are widely considered essential to returning to some sense of normalcy and an end to this pandemic. In the latest findings of the probability-based online Gallup Panel Survey, 63% of Americans say they are willing to be immunized ag...
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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
29,
2020
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Poison Control Center Network reports that calls for children ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizer are up 80% from last year.  Fears regarding COVID-19 have increased the amount of hand sanitizer and other disinfectants in homes, givin...
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October
28,
2020
| 14:23 PM America/Chicago
If your child plays sports, you may be worried about the long-term effects of COVID-19. Growing information in the medical community shows that concern may be warranted. “We're learning more and more about coronavirus and how it affects the body i...
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October
20,
2020
| 13:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, MD First of all, families need to discuss risks and benefits of traveling by car or plane. I understand the desire to see your grandparents at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My own Grandma is in an assisted living center and I hav...
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October
13,
2020
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
COVID-19 cases are increasing at Cook Children’s Medical Center and across North Texas. As of Oct. 12, the number of patients who have tested positive reached 1,657, with four of those patients currently in the hospital. Pediatric cases of COVI...
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October
06,
2020
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
With COVID-19 still circulating in North Texas, now is the time to start planning alternative Halloween activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging trick-or-treating nationwide, calling it a high-risk activity ...
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September
11,
2020
| 12:11 PM America/Chicago
Our School-Based Virtual Health program is bringing the expertise of Cook Children's pediatrics to schools throughout the area. It's fast, easy and convenient. The school nurse simply connects virtually to a Cook Children's board certified pediatrici...
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September
01,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
We know questions about COVID-19 are at the top of every parent's mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we've compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). ...
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August
20,
2020
| 09:17 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to drownings, the summer of 2020 is a year for the record books. For the first time since at least 2012, Cook Children’s saw a total of 17 pediatric drowning patients in June and July. To put that in perspective, that’s less than half o...
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August
04,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
For Leah Vann, wearing a mask and keeping social distance is nothing new. While many of us are adjusting to this way of life, she adopted these practices 10 years ago as a young cancer patient at Cook Children’s. She says that experience has prepared...
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July
20,
2020
| 12:08 PM America/Chicago
Since the arrival of COVID-19, a desperate search for a vaccine to fight the pandemic has ensued worldwide. However, despite this present-day example of the importance of vaccination, immunization rates at Cook Children's have dipped. From March 1...
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July
13,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
You may have seen stories on the news and social media recently about so-called “COVID parties,” where people are intentionally exposing themselves and/or their children to the novel coronavirus. Over the weekend, news of the death of a patient in hi...
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July
02,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/Chicago
The number of local children with COVID-19 is increasing at a dramatic rate, with cases more than doubling in the past two weeks at Cook Children’s. Since March, more than 6,300 kids have been tested for the novel coronavirus at Cook Children’s and 2...
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June
15,
2020
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
Things have changed at my office. Apparently, there’s some virus going around? As I say in this video – and I truly mean it – coming to see your Cook Children’s Pediatrician is safer, I believe, than going to the grocery store these days. What ...
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