Checkup Newsroom (health)

2019
July
11,
2019
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
Nosebleeds are very common in children 2-10 years of age. Studies suggest that 30-50% of children in this age group have had at least one nosebleed. We’ve gotten a lot of requests to write a post about nosebleeds so I thought I would cover some of...
Read more
2018
November
02,
2018
| 08:24 PM America/Chicago
Acts of philanthropy are what keep our society going. It is because of volunteerism, in-kind gifts and financial support that the hungry are fed, the sick are cared for and various other needs of the community are met. At Cook Children’s, generosity ...
Read more
April
06,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
Read more
2017
August
18,
2017
| 10:40 PM America/Chicago
Every child’s greatest advocate should be the parent. After all no one knows your child, better than you. So as the school year begins, I thought I would offer some tips for talking to your child’s teacher and hopefully making the school year as comf...
Read more
August
04,
2017
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
Startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the suicide rate among teenage girls has hit a 40-year high. According to data released Thursday, suicide rates doubled among girls and increased more than 30 perc...
Read more
June
29,
2017
| 06:25 PM America/Chicago
A friend tagged you on Facebook to read an article. Your child has been sick and the story seems to match her illness. But is it accurate? New research from Ogilvy, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency  found that reporters and ed...
Read more
June
06,
2017
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
On the top floor of the brand new South Tower building at Cook Children’s Medical Center sits a facility most people will never see. The doors are locked from inside and out. The only access granted comes with the swipe of a badge. This is the Rees-J...
Read more
2016
May
05,
2016
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
From a shocking murder-suicide carried out by a teen in Plano, Texas to the deadly attack on a Dallas jogger by a machete-wielding ex-Texas A&M player, North Texans have read their fair share of disturbing headlines in recent months. What's under ...
Read more
March
15,
2016
| 04:06 PM America/Chicago
If you had to guess the biggest health issues facing children in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, what would you say? Obesity? That's one. Car accidents? That's a big risk too. But would you guess the number one issue is asthma? In T...
Read more
2015
December
29,
2015
| 09:54 PM America/Chicago
Your kids will likely be sicker in the winter than they are in the summer. Some estimate that children will have 8-12 upper respiratory infections (coughs and colds) per year. Because many of those will be clustered in the winter and viral respira...
Read more
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...
Read more
July
28,
2015
| 10:16 PM America/Chicago
So, your baby can’t sleep on his side, but your mom says he will sleep better that way. You decide to seek out some information online and you find this: “Although data to make specific recommendations as to when it is safe for infants to sleep...
Read more
July
02,
2015
| 03:23 PM America/Chicago
July began with two fatal drowning. For the month of June 2015, the Cook Children’s Trauma department cared for 26 non-fatal drowning victims, with 20 of those occurring in either a home, apartment or community pool. That's more than double from the ...
Read more
February
18,
2015
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
The earlier parents introduce tooth brushing to their child, the earlier a habit of taking care of his or her teeth begins. “Proper dental care actually begins before the baby’s first tooth appears,” said Tonya Fuqua, DDS, director for the Save a ...
Read more
2014
June
18,
2014
| 06:35 PM America/Chicago
In the morning, they begin with stretching, but by the middle of the afternoon they are running with real-life Olympians or breathing their way across the United States – all from the comfort of their own classroom. GoNoodle is a new interactive reso...
Read more
May
06,
2014
| 07:22 PM America/Chicago
Every child’s greatest advocate should be the parent. After all no one knows your child, better than you. So as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9), I thought I would offer some tips for talking to your child’s teacher and hopefully maki...
Read more
April
14,
2014
| 06:52 PM America/Chicago
The decision made by the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy to miss opening day so he could attend the birth of his son has placed increased focus on paternity leave for dads. Guess what?  Some sports talk show hosts made idiots of themselves by overreacti...
Read more
April
02,
2014
| 05:22 PM America/Chicago
Shopping for insurance or choosing between plans offered by your employer can be confusing and overwhelming, but if you’re armed with the right questions, you can make wise choices that are best for you and the needs of your family.To help you throug...
Read more