Checkup Newsroom (expert)

2018
August
07,
2018
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
I always hear the "Jaws" music playing in my head when I see these little ones toddle into my office. Dun dun...there's the rash....dun dun....fever too....dun dun...won't eat or drink much....dun dun...my diagnosis is given...DUN DUN..."What! Hand F...
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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
May
26,
2017
| 05:31 PM America/Chicago
Memorial Day weekend is here and for many of us, this is family time away from the office or school. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of tragedy when kids are rushed to Cook Children’s for help. ...
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2016
September
29,
2016
| 10:38 PM America/Chicago
A child with type 1 diabetes lives with a large amount of work needed to care for his or her disease. The daily routine for most kids with type 1 diabetes includes multiple insulin shots, numerous blood sugar checks and analyzing the carbohydrates...
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August
31,
2016
| 11:49 PM America/Chicago
For over two decades, Eric H. Hubli, M.D., has been nationally and internationally recognized for his work as a craniofacial and cleft surgeon. He has written and published extensively and has a career full of milestones that includes his work as a p...
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August
23,
2016
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Here are four reasons I don't recommend putting a breastfed newborn on a feeding schedule: They need comfort and bonding. Imagine being thrown into a brand new, anxiety-provoking environment with no skills for calming yourself and no way of esca...
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August
22,
2016
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
When you are young, the word PLAY sounds amazing. It’s the best thing in the world. When you are about 30 and just home from work, PLAY isn’t as great it sounds. It’s pretty exhausting actually. So I got home the other day from a LOOOOOOONGday at ...
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August
10,
2016
| 10:00 PM America/Chicago
This is a conversation I had recently: “What have you been up to this summer? Did you play outside at all or has it been all video games?” “Pretty much video games.” “Oh cool, what kind of games do you like? Sports?” “No, stuff like Call ...
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August
09,
2016
| 08:41 PM America/Chicago
Lilly King became an American hero by winning the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke against Russia’s Yulia Efimova. The 19 year old’s defeat of Efimova was not only a matter of national pride, but serves a teaching moment for children every...
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August
02,
2016
| 10:31 PM America/Chicago
Parents have plenty to worry about these days. The water at their child’s school shouldn’t be another thing to add to the list. Fort Worth ISD tested nearly 1,500 samples of water across 116 campuses. Thus far, results have shown elevated levels o...
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August
01,
2016
| 04:33 PM America/Chicago
My daughter Abby is fully vaccinated. I made this decision for her without any hesitation. The physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff at Cook Children's Willow Park Pediatrics have all fully vaccinated their children. Every single child. Every...
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July
25,
2016
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
So far this year, 21 children have died in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science. The most recent case happened over the weekend in Dallas when a 3-year-old boy was repo...
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July
15,
2016
| 10:50 PM America/Chicago
Want to prevent allergies in your child? A new study suggests you might want to relax about letting your kids suck their thumbs and bite their nails. The study participants compared children with either or both of these “bad” oral habits with thos...
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July
01,
2016
| 09:22 PM America/Chicago
Baby frogs like funny dogs. Baby hogs like daddy’s dogs. That’s how I remembered this: Blood, frogs, lice, flies, disease, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, death. You might ask, why was I learning the order of the plagues? Obviously, for a bi...
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June
21,
2016
| 11:59 PM America/Chicago
If you are the parent of a young athlete, you may have noticed a difference in the way kids are participating in sports than when you were a kid. At Cook Children’s SPORTS Rehab, we’ve noticed a shift in what we see in our clinic. Over the past de...
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June
16,
2016
| 03:14 PM America/Chicago
Conversations about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for teenagers to have questions but to feel like there’s nowhere to turn for answers. Because of that, a lot of misinformation is shared between teenagers wh...
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June
08,
2016
| 06:46 PM America/Chicago
When you drop your 8-month old off at day care you expect to pick up your child rested, fed and ready for some playtime before you put them to bed. You don’t expect tragedy and you certainly don’t expect that tragedy to occur as a result of neglig...
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May
17,
2016
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
Despite any blog posts you read guaranteed, you might not be able to potty train your child in three days. There, I said it. Those of you who insist that every child can do so, comment away. Those of you who tried and started a knock-down-dr...
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May
12,
2016
| 11:28 PM America/Chicago
My 10-month-old daughter Abby has some developmental delays. She is a sweet and happy baby who loves to babble ("mamama"... be still my heart!), pick up small toys and explore them slowly, play peek-a-boo, pick up her tiny foods with two fingers, ...
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April
26,
2016
| 08:18 PM America/Chicago
Arsenic has long been a “character” as a poison in murder stories but did you know it's also present in foods that we eat and that we feed our babies? Rice is one of the foods most commonly associated with arsenic. Earlier this year, the Food and ...
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April
20,
2016
| 08:24 PM America/Chicago
If you’re not treating fever right, it could leave your child miserable. If you make a mistake, it could be harmful. Myths about fever are common. And, no, you don’t have to go to the ER for fever. Treating a fever at home is often the right th...
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April
19,
2016
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
I see a trend that troubles me. I have kids. Two of my kids are adults and out on their own; however, I also still have two at home who need guidance as they grow. I want them to grow up to be productive adults who have the confidence to tackle life ...
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April
18,
2016
| 10:29 PM America/Chicago
There are a lot of myths about breast size and development. It can be hard for a young girl to know what to believe and she often has questions that go unanswered about her growing breasts. Breast growth happens over the many years of puberty. The...
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April
13,
2016
| 12:01 AM America/Chicago
Robert De Niro couldn’t win on his decision to screen “Vaxed: From Cover-up to Conspiracy.” Once the anti-vaccination film was placed on the list for the Tribeca Film Festival, he was going to get severe backlash either way but he was forced to make ...
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April
06,
2016
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
Let's learn something about poop. Hard poop. Painful poop. Constipation. Let's see how many times I can type "poop" in one post. Constipation is the cause of alllllll the things. Just joking. No, but really – it’s one of the most common things...
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