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2021
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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December
10,
2020
| 10:20 AM America/Chicago
This year has been especially difficult, but in the midst of the pandemic, there’s one silver lining.As of Dec. 5, hundreds of children have been tested for flu and RSV at Cook Children’s Medical Center, and none have come back positive. Ramon Kinloc...
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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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December
07,
2020
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Christi Thornhill’s willingness to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination trial was driven by both a professional and personal conviction. As a seasoned nurse practitioner and director of trauma services at Cook Children’s Medical Center, she thought ...
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December
04,
2020
| 16:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, MDWell, we made it to December. What a year! Ups and downs, good and bad.It’s nearly the end of 2020. After a more casual and calm Thanksgiving, it’s now time to gear up for all the December celebrations including Hanukkah, Christ...
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December
03,
2020
| 19:42 PM America/Chicago
At this time, Cook Children’s has NOT canceled any elective surgeries or procedures.Cook Children’s is fortunate to have bed capacity, adequate staffing and ample PPE, and it is not necessary to cancel any surgeries or procedures at this time. In com...
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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
24,
2020
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Natalie Torrez was a healthy, 4-year-old girl. She loved junk food and playing with her siblings. Her mother, Alyssa Salazar, says that all of that changed overnight.“It started as a normal sickness. It was a fever, she looked pale and she was very t...
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November
20,
2020
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
As Tarrant County continues to see record COVID-19 cases, doctors across Cook Children’s Health Care System urge the community to avoid large gatherings for Thanksgiving. Instead of traditional celebrations, our physicians offer advice on how to conn...
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November
20,
2020
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D.What lessons has COVID taught me?I have studied a lot in my life. Memorized countless pathways and scientific principles. But some lessons and points of medicine are learned the hard way.Today is day 14/14 of my quarantine at h...
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November
20,
2020
| 11:51 AM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D.For many of you, we've walked through multiple public health concerns together over the years.EbolaEnterovirus 68SARSAnd my major message has always been:Let's have perspective. Let's stay calm.But today is not that day.We are ei...
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November
18,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
As of today, 20 COVID-19 patients are being treated at Cook Children's. This marks the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at the medical center since the beginning of the pandemic. These patients range in age from under 1 year old to 17...
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