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2020
May
06,
2020
| 15:23 PM America/Chicago
"My child has a fever, what could it be?" Just a quick reminder of my big fever rules. Click the links to learn more: 1. You don’t always have to rush off to the ER for a fever. No matter how high. 2. In a well-appearing child, it’s OK to wa...
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April
02,
2020
| 16:42 PM America/Chicago
Generally, I’m not too concerned about the exact number of your child’s temperature. “Felt warm” is usually more than enough for me to know my kid has a fever. But, like many things in medicine, that has changed in the world of COVID-19. Ma...
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March
05,
2020
| 14:50 PM America/Chicago
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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February
14,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
A mom reached out to us, asking about the way her child stored food in their mouth. The stuffed cheeks reminded us of a chipmunk. And honestly, it sounded kind of cute. Until, we discussed the issue with one of our experts. The licensed psychologi...
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February
05,
2020
| 08:56 AM America/Chicago
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beautiful process of a fever. Yes, I’m a mega-dork for the functions of the human body ... and yes, I think fever is a great thing in most settings. Fever has been recognized as being around for thousands of y...
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February
05,
2020
| 08:56 AM America/Chicago
Newborns aren't able to manage their body temperature like adults can. So, as the thermostat dips, the way you handle outings with little ones needs to change.  Know your babies' limits and plan ahead when making a trip outside so you can keep the...
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January
21,
2020
| 09:10 AM America/Chicago
Your child’s throat is sore, has a headache and a fever. Is it strep or the flu? Maybe, both? Strep and flu are two very different things, although they may have similar symptoms at times. First, let’s distinguish between the two. The flu...
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January
09,
2020
| 09:37 AM America/Chicago
“I went to the hospital on a warm summer day with fear in my heart, I felt some dismay. The registrar said, with a smile on her face, ‘Let me show you your room, it’s a very nice place.’” For most of her 20 years, Shanley Stuteville has been a pat...
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2019
December
20,
2019
| 10:29 AM America/Chicago
Your holiday cheer may be put to the test this weekend, with more than 104 million estimated to take to the highways from Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. AAA reports this will be the most holiday travelers in nearly 20 years since the co...
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December
05,
2019
| 09:11 AM America/Chicago
Last week, 255 kids tested positive for the flu (24 for Flu A, 231 for Flu B) at the medical center. So, I thought now would be a good time to look at some quick facts about the flu. What The Flu Is The flu is a respiratory illness. The flu ...
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December
05,
2019
| 09:07 AM America/Chicago
What is Fifth disease? I have seen so much of this over the last month at Willow Park! So much so that I did some research to better inform our patients about this "fun" rash. I want to go over a few basics with you. Fifth disease, also known a...
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October
24,
2019
| 11:59 AM America/Chicago
If you live in Keller, specifically if you have a child at Timberview Middle School, you may have received an email confirming  a case of whooping cough, or pertussis, in the area. If you are concerned about your child, here are seven facts you ne...
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October
16,
2019
| 14:40 PM America/Chicago
“His cough is sooo croupy!” When parents report a croupy cough, it means different things. Some parents call bad/deep/dry/wet/rattly coughs croupy. When I think of “croupy cough,” I mean “barky” like a dog or a seal. We are seeing quite a bit o...
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September
11,
2019
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
It’s that time of year again. With flu season upon us, many parents are breaking the news to their kids that it’s time for “a shot.” It’s also a time you likely dread as much as your kids, knowing how helpless you feel when they are anxious and yo...
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September
06,
2019
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Christian Englert was born with genetic hand tremors, like many of his family members. The tremors were never an issue, especially when he was drumming or doing school work … until he turned 15 when they helped diagnose a rare br...
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September
03,
2019
| 13:41 PM America/Chicago
The numbers seemed too good to be true. A pool drowning death had not been reported at Cook Children’s throughout the summer of 2019. Even as the summer was winding down, every member of the Emergency Department knew a fatal drowning could still h...
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August
29,
2019
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
It's hard to turn on the news and not see a story about the dangers of e-cigarettes or vaping.  As of Aug. 28, 2019, there have been nearly 200 reported incidents of vaping-related illness in 22 states, resulting in at least one death.  Earlier...
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August
28,
2019
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
By Alice Phillips, M.D. As a pediatrician, I have been lucky to practice medicine in the post-vaccine era. Although I have watched kids struggle with whooping cough, meningitis, mumps and pneumonia, I am happy to say I have never seen many of the ...
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August
20,
2019
| 10:36 AM America/Chicago
By Dr. Diane Arnaout Earlier this summer, my 17-year-old patient Tryston just wasn’t feeling like himself. “I was tired all the time. My energy was low. I was losing some weight.” Then, things quickly turned downhill. He started having chill...
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August
15,
2019
| 08:54 AM America/Chicago
Whenever a story is posted on Cook Children’s social media pages, especially Facebook, we expect a certain amount of responses from those who refuse vaccines for their children or who are vaccine-hesitant families or patients. Regardless of statis...
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August
14,
2019
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
Getting ready for a new school year means more than new school supplies and shoes for kids with epilepsy. For these kids and their caregivers, it also means making sure school staff are ready if a child has a seizure while at school. Making a scho...
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August
09,
2019
| 10:33 AM America/Chicago
“What are you reading this summer?” This may not be one of the questions you expect to hear from a pediatrician during a well-child visit, but it’s always on the checklist for Vanessa Charette, M.D., a Cook Children’s pediatrician in Fort Worth. ...
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August
07,
2019
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
In the summer of 1990 I was about to turn 17 and preparing for my senior year of high school. I was enrolled in Drivers Ed and thinking about which colleges I should apply. All normal events in any teenage life. Except that summer, my 22-year old sis...
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August
06,
2019
| 15:31 PM America/Chicago
You’re starting to see it everywhere …”Back to School!” I can’t believe that summer is almost over. The lazy, less structured days have flown by and my kids are beginning to ask all the questions: “Who is my teacher going to be?” “Will my friend be i...
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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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August
05,
2019
| 14:23 PM America/Chicago
In less than 24 hours, two mass shootings devastated the communities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Sadly, these heartbreaking occurrences no longer shock us. But that doesn’t make these events any easier to talk about with our children, esp...
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July
31,
2019
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
For pediatrician Dr. Halley Hogan, news of Cook Children's expansion into east Denton County is a welcomed relief. She sees patients daily at her growing office on Prosper Trail, some with medical needs more complex than what a primary care office li...
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July
26,
2019
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
Did you know that about 30 million children in the U.S. participate in an organized sport program? Sporting activities are a great form of exercise that help with team building skills and promote confidence in youth, but they also pose a great risk t...
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July
22,
2019
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
What sounds more refreshing right now than a trip to the pool or a water park? While these popular summer spots are a great way to beat the summer heat, they can pose a danger to anyone not wearing shoes. “Children often forget that the pavemen...
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July
18,
2019
| 16:48 PM America/Chicago
As you watch your little one walking or running during play, you may ask yourself, “Is my child falling too much?” Children initially begin to walk between the ages of 12 and 15 months. In the early stages of walking, you may notice your child “wa...
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