Checkup Newsroom (death)

2018
June
06,
2018
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
The summer has barely begun and we are already seeing a record number of drownings at Cook Children's. Despite repeated calls from experts to lifeguard your child, 19 children have been rushed to Cook Children's for drownings and four children hav...
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2017
January
03,
2017
| 08:58 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
September
23,
2016
| 06:03 PM America/Chicago
Every summer you see a big push from us about not leaving your child in a hot vehicle. But the fall is not bringing us any relief from the heat and two children have died this week as a result of being left in a car. According to noheatstroke.org,...
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January
15,
2016
| 08:55 PM America/Chicago
It may sound unbelievable this time of the year, but the first heatstroke death of 2016 has been confirmed. It happened on Jan. 12, in Rossville, Georgia. The 13-month-old child died after being left in a car for more than 5 hours with the heater run...
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2015
September
15,
2015
| 05:24 PM America/Chicago
The thought that your graying mom or dad might no longer be with you someday is unbearable for most adults. But recently, a mom wrote in for help, looking for advice to help her with a heartbreaking problem. Her husband is dying and she wanted to ...
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August
04,
2015
| 05:22 PM America/Chicago
It’s that time of year again, coaches are pressuring you for your child’s athletic forms and school nurses are sending out letters threatening that your children can’t start school until they have their shots. School physical season is one of my f...
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February
23,
2015
| 06:05 PM America/Chicago
Although the number of crash-related injuries treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center has decreased slightly since 2012, the number of deaths has spiked from zero to five in 2014. As a Level II Trauma Center, Cook Children’s Medical Center receives...
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2014
August
12,
2014
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
We talked to Joy Crabtree, a licensed psychologist with Cook Children's, about suicide and children. She discusses the warning signs and how to discuss this topic with your child after a suicide occurs in your community. We hope you find it helpful. ...
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