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2021
April
26,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.NEED:Onesies. Resist the urge to register for dozens of cute outfits. While adorable, they are not practical on a day-to-day basis. So pick a few especially cute ones for pictures, and opt for dozens of easy to change onesies ...
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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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February
08,
2021
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Seizures aren’t as uncommon as one might think. In fact, one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Apply that statistic to a typical school classroom, church, wo...
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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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2020
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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September
10,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
The number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at Cook Children’s is on the rise, and experts fear the trend may continue with a recent surge of firearm sales. A Fort Worth child under the age of 5 became the hospital’s 23rd gunshot wound patien...
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September
08,
2020
| 13:54 PM America/Chicago
For two nurse residents at Cook Children’s, walking a mile in a patient’s shoes isn’t too hard to imagine because they’ve been there, or rather, here. Jason Schilder and Emily Whitworth have both experienced life as a patient at Cook Children’s. In f...
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July
13,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
You may have seen stories on the news and social media recently about so-called “COVID parties,” where people are intentionally exposing themselves and/or their children to the novel coronavirus. Over the weekend, news of the death of a patient in hi...
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May
12,
2020
| 14:49 PM America/Chicago
A recent trip to Cook Children’s is one a young cancer patient may never forget. During a visit to have her blood cells counted prior to chemotherapy, 16-year-old Lauren Quintero had the chance to talk to ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Amy Poehler. The ...
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April
21,
2020
| 16:15 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Whitney Appleby, a licensed psychologist at Cook Children's Psychology Clinic - Denton, shares strategies on how caregivers can balance parenting, working, and teaching children from home during the COVID-19 global pandemic. ...
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February
19,
2020
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
After waking up in a hospital bed at Cook Children’s Medical Center the day after his fifth open-heart surgery, Garrett Martin wondered if he made the right choice. “I had my chest bone ripped open. It’s going to hurt,” Martin, 21 years old, said....
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2017
September
20,
2017
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
She holds in her hands the autopsy report of her 19-year-old son, a young man with dreams to “do something big in this world.” Tracy Jensen often thinks about her son, Ethan. He was someone with an amazing aptitude for learning. “He was a boy who ...
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2016
June
15,
2016
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
When James arrived home from work one evening, he found his little boy, Nickolas anxiously waiting for him. James saw Nickolas with a football. He’d waited a long time to throw and catch a football once again with his dad. It wasn’t that long a...
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May
12,
2016
| 09:44 AM America/Chicago
The three nurses looked at each other at a loss on how they could help the baby girl crying on the echocardiography table. Little Charlotte Friessen, 7 months old, arrived at Cook Children’s only 30 minutes prior and was rushed to the Cardiac Inte...
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May
01,
2016
| 00:00 AM America/Chicago
Colleen Rustin grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Arlington. But it wasn’t until she grew up that she learned about Cook Children’s. In 2011, she shadowed a social worker in the Emergency Department, and after that day she ...
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April
29,
2016
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
Being a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner isn’t an easy job. It means spending long hours monitoring, counseling and educating heart surgery patients during one of the most stressful times of their lives. For Crystal Flores, it also means using her p...
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February
24,
2016
| 11:18 AM America/Chicago
Kenda Hooker was 3 years old when doctors discovered a hole in the top chamber of her heart. Like many congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, she went on with her life assuming her heart had been ‘fixed.’ As memories faded, her medical records were ...
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February
19,
2016
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Scott Pilgrim’s resumé proves he’s the man to lead the Cook Children’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program. But it’s his childhood that makes his care special. Along with his medical degree, Dr. Pilgrim has completed a combined inter...
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2015
September
23,
2015
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
Tori Pence has loved music since she was 7 years old when her grandfather gifted her with her first guitar. But it wasn’t until she was admitted to Cook Children’s that her passion for music flourished. In October of 2012, at the age of 16, Tori w...
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2014
December
25,
2014
| 09:04 AM America/Chicago
Crystal Schober  blogs for us today, telling us the remarkable story of Graysen, her little boy. She has a lot to celebrate this holiday season as her little boy turns 10 years old. ...
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April
07,
2014
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
From the moment his parents named him, Xander Vento’s purpose in life seemed set. He was going to be a hero. Xander’s name translates to “defender of man” in Greek. Xander drowned when he was 4 years old trying to rescue a little girl. In his effo...
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