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2021
July
27,
2021
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
By Marc Mazade, M.D., medical director of Infection Control and Prevention at Cook Children’s Medical Center1. Make sure all children are up to date on the routine childhood vaccinations needed for school entry. Access to medical offices, fear of lea...
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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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July
13,
2021
| 09:48 AM America/Chicago
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Texas, including at Cook Children's. As of July 12, eight children were hospitalized for COVID-19, up from three on July 9. In an interview with WFAA, pediatric infectious diseases physician Nicholas Rister, M.D. sai...
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July
12,
2021
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
One of the most common questions our experts hear is, “Why do I need to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already had COVID?”It’s a good question and one that Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s und...
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July
07,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
A new webinar series called “What’s Driving Your Decision?” takes on the myths and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to spread accurate, understandable information.The Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s, developed the se...
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June
29,
2021
| 07:33 AM America/Chicago
Thirteen in a series. The onset of loneliness, anxiety and depression in teens and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp rise in reports of dangerous eating behaviors.The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline saw...
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June
14,
2021
| 12:39 PM America/Chicago
Over the last week, Cook Children’s Medical Center has seen 55 cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is typically seen in the fall and winter months, and experts are stumped about the reasoning for a summer outbreak. Mary Suzanne Whitworth,...
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June
09,
2021
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
At every exam with Dr. Jason Terk, the Cook Children’s pediatrician makes a point to ask his teenage and 12-year-old patients: Have you gotten your COVID-19 vaccination yet?Dr. Terk routinely addresses questions and concerns about the vaccination, wh...
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May
10,
2021
| 17:29 PM America/Chicago
The Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 years old. The announcement comes as the rate of vaccinations across North Texas and the U.S. have slowed. The ...
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May
06,
2021
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. This pediatrician has watched your mental battles from the sidelines this year, Mama.2020 was not an easy year to be a mom.Personally, I can tell you it kind of sucked, right? Just a little. The pandemic brought about so many h...
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May
03,
2021
| 14:47 PM America/Chicago
The need for a dedicated infectious diseases unit appeared on Cook Children’s radar several years ago when Ebola first made its way to U.S. shores. As the hospital prepared for potential patients, clinical staff identified a number of challenges and ...
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April
09,
2021
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
*Updated April 13, 2021*Pfizer-BioNTech recently released information regarding their COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective for children 12 to 15. The vaccine is currently available for use in those 16 and older based on previous trials and is ap...
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March
31,
2021
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
Many families are excited about decorating eggs, having Easter egg hunts and participating in other holiday traditions this week. Although this is the second Easter holiday during the COVID-19 global pandemic, now is not the time to let your guard do...
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March
25,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.The last few weeks have been hard, to say the least. Although the new year brought hope that we would begin to look to a “return to normal” after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, things haven’t felt so positive. It is onl...
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March
15,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Disclaimer: Some visuals in this video and story were filmed prior to the mask-wearing requirement.Coming off one of the busiest winters in its history, with record high inpatient volumes, Cook Children’s employees, medical staff and leadership looke...
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March
09,
2021
| 11:09 AM America/Chicago
With the Texas mask mandate expiring tomorrow, you may be wondering what this means for your child and family.You may be asking questions like:“Does my child still need to wear a mask?”“What does this mean for my child’s school?”“Can we have a normal...
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March
04,
2021
| 15:24 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Cook Children’s has made every effort to keep patients and families safe while following the latest guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since Nov. 16, only one caregiver ...
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March
02,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
It’s a story of life and death, bringing together a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse and grieving parents. A child that only lived a few days at Cook Children’s Medical Center in 1996 and her legacy still thriving 25 years later. A story of ...
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February
04,
2021
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
If you plan to host a Super Bowl party, you might want to think again. Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise against gathering with people outside of your household this year due to COVID-19. Still, many pe...
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February
04,
2021
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.As COVID-19 continues to inundate our society, there arises the question of when to start the countdown clock of quarantine. Let’s say mom gets sick with COVID-19 and stays at home as she is supposed to. Centers for Disease Co...
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January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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January
08,
2021
| 14:35 PM America/Chicago
A North Texas mother whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a rare but serious disease is raising awareness in hopes of helping other families. Tara Copeland’s 5-year-old daughter Peyton was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in ...
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January
06,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
In the spring of 1943, 16-year-old Clarabele "Pit" Dodson had one concern on her mind – getting a tan. She had just graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attending one of the many pool parties being held by local teens.“Eve...
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January
05,
2021
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has started the process of administering the second and final dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Staff members share how it feels to be completely vaccinated. ...
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2020
December
23,
2020
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Revised: Dec. 31, 2020We know that you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and when it will be available for children. Information is changing rapidly, but we want to do our best to answer your questions with what we know so far.About the ...
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December
23,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Melodie Davis pulls into the north garage just before 8 a.m. She parks on the fifth floor and unloads large bags full of gifts from the back of her white SUV.“These are a couple of toys for our PICU and TCU families,” she says, donning a plaid scarf ...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:19 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. When I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine had received authorization for emergency use, I was happy, full of hope and anticipation. Last week, I began seeing many colleagues in other cities posting their comments while receiv...
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December
17,
2020
| 17:46 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas - Thirty frontline workers are the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Cook Children’s. Just hours after the shipment arrived, Cook Children’s employees were given the vaccine, with the first two groups of 10 getting the shot a...
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December
17,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
If your holiday plans include traveling by car this year, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safest trip possible. With people everywhere hitting the roads, Christmastime tends to be one of the most dangerous for ...
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December
11,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
Compiled by Michelle Bailey, M.D.I pooled a few of my patients with their parents’ permission and asked four questions about COVID-19, school attendance during the pandemic, and the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are their unpressured, unedited responses:Q1....
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