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2024
February
12,
2024
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
Flu cases remain high across Cook Children’s Health Care System. Last week, Tarrant County Health Department reported the first pediatric death from the flu. The flu is an infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs) that is caused by...
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2023
October
09,
2023
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIf you’re a parent, you’ve said it to your child a thousand times. “Don’t run with that in your mouth!”It could be a stick, a toy, a utensil or any other random object a child finds palatable.While your little one may scoff at the comm...
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September
13,
2023
| 16:07 PM America/Chicago
Note: If your child is a danger to themselves or someone else, do not delay. Take your child to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you cannot transport your child safely.  If you feel your child needs support, please click here to find a Cook ...
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June
20,
2023
| 12:33 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAhh, summer. It’s full of adventure. Or, if your kids are anything like mine — misadventure.Barely two weeks into our summer break this year I made a visit to urgent care with my 14-year-old to have a fish hook removed from his hand. T...
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June
19,
2023
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Media partners may use this content for news stories and broadcasts with credit to Cook Children's.Story by Eline Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Reilly Ternan.Every year, children in Texas are prone to vehicular heatstroke. So far this year, ...
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May
15,
2023
| 09:36 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerThe number of babies and toddlers who screened positive for marijuana in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s continued trending up in 2022.Last year’s data show 33 patients between ages 0-3 whose urine tested positive for a mole...
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April
27,
2023
| 17:08 PM America/Chicago
Story by Eline Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.Brothers Isaac Martinez, 7, and Jaden Alvarado, 13, are recovering at Cook Children's Medical Center after they were playing outside their home Wednesday afternoon when the tree above them was struck by ligh...
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January
03,
2023
| 12:03 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleLarger than life-size digital displays, storybook murals, walking paths that invite exploration and play, and spaces bathed in every color of the rainbow — it’s what childhood daydreams and imaginations are made of. These are also a fe...
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2022
December
05,
2022
| 16:00 PM America/Chicago
Flu cases declined last week compared to the prior week, but many patients are still testing positive for the flu at Cook Children's Health Care System. Families and caregivers are encouraged to remain vigilant against the flu, RSV and other respirat...
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November
30,
2022
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
Many patients are being treated at Cook Children’s Health Care System for flu A. Over the last week, more than 800 patients tested positive for flu A, marking a record high compared to the last few years. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases are d...
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November
21,
2022
| 14:39 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's Health Care System continues to see a high number of cases of respiratory illnesses, which is impacting our ability to care for our patients in a timely manner. Here is an update on RSV and flu data.The Cook Children's Health Care Sys...
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November
10,
2022
| 13:51 PM America/Chicago
During this time of high respiratory illnesses presenting at Cook Children's Health Care System, we are providing updated case numbers below for RSV and flu.Cook Children's is currently experiencing a surge in patients diagnosed with RSV, flu and oth...
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November
03,
2022
| 13:55 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's is currently experiencing a surge in patients diagnosed with RSV, flu and other respiratory illnesses – this is impacting our ability to care for our patients in a timely manner. Other hospitals and children's hospitals around the cou...
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October
27,
2022
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is facing an early increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu cases this season, which are overwhelming our medical facilities. Please help us by doing your part to help stop the spread of respiratory illnesses.A surge in f...
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September
20,
2022
| 16:39 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are still intensely overwhelmed with patients, an issue that has been ongoing for the past month. Again we are desperately asking for the community's help, for the sake of your child's care...
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September
07,
2022
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
Story by Eline deBruijn Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Cook Children’s treated five patients who were struck by vehicles in separate incidents.As the new school year gets underway for many districts across North Texas, it’s cruc...
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2021
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
18,
2021
| 17:01 PM America/Chicago
The Cook Children’s Emergency Department (ED) has seen a big influx of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. Children who aren’t critically-injured or ill should go instead to their pediatrician or a COV...
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August
10,
2021
| 12:18 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen in a series.Along with the physical illnesses and injuries treated at the Cook Children’s emergency department (ED), a standard part of care includes a questionnaire that flags possible suicide risk.Every patient ages 8 and older in Cook Ch...
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June
28,
2021
| 09:25 AM America/Chicago
In Cook Children’s Emergency Department, treating gunshot victims requires all hands on deck. The moments are precious as staff work against the clock to save young lives. The goal? To rescue every child who comes through the sliding doors. The reali...
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February
16,
2021
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center is seeing an increase in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning as historic frigid temperatures continue across the state. Sam Selby, D.O., emergency medicine physician at Cook Children’s, treated at least 13 patients ...
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2020
January
14,
2020
| 11:42 AM America/Chicago
When you live with a child, almost every day's unpredictable, and sometimes those adventures means your child needs medical attention. But choosing the best place to go for your child's care  can be a difficult one for some parents. After all, Coo...
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2019
October
09,
2019
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
By Megan Cole, Emergency Department Nurse, Cook Children's Medical Center I have had the privilege of working in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s for 10 years, with three of those years as a nurse. I often have people ask me, “How do yo...
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August
06,
2019
| 11:26 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Emergency Department has seen eight snake bites this year and 35 in 2018. As a physician assistant in the ED, Phillip Ray has treated some of those cases, but he never imagined he would one day be on the other end of antivenom. For...
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July
16,
2019
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
You covered the outlets, bolted in the dressers, locked up the medicine cabinet; but have you still left something very dangerous in your children’s reach? I spend a good portion of my day asking my daughter to give my son a little space; sister l...
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May
16,
2019
| 16:23 PM America/Chicago
Last year, more than 470 children visited the Cook Children’s Emergency Department after swallowing “a foreign body.” Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of Emergency Services at Cook Children’s, said not a day goes by that a child doesn’t visi...
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April
11,
2019
| 10:03 AM America/Chicago
Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads account for 99 percent of the venomous snakebites in the United States. All three of those snakes can be found in Texas. Last year, 35 children were treated for snake bites at Cook Children's, up from 21 ...
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2018
June
12,
2018
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
The drowning numbers remain tragic, but not at all surprising to  Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of Cook Children’s Emergency Department. Already this year, seven children have fatally drowned after being rushed to Cook Children's. But anothe...
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January
22,
2018
| 14:55 PM America/Chicago
Watch Dan Guzman, M.D., taking care of a patient in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s and he’s the model of cool under pressure. It’s his environment and he’s in control. But when his daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to...
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2017
September
01,
2017
| 13:54 PM America/Chicago
Collin Main’s grandfather was always his hero. His granddad served in the military and survived the Pearl Harbor attack. He also instilled in Collin a code from an early age to help people in need and not to brag when you did the right thing. So C...
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