Checkup Newsroom (kid)

2017
October
11,
2017
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Yesenia Cuevas and her mom, Dora, spend a lot of time together at Cook Children’s. They’re often shuffling between rooms in the Hematology/Oncology clinic for rounds of treatment for Yesenia’s Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood a...
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October
10,
2017
| 11:41 PM America/Chicago
A princess, a super hero and a courageous little fighter – Bel is known to many at Cook Children's as all of these things and more. Since birth, she’s been in and out of the hospital for medley of medical conditions. First, Bel's parents were told sh...
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October
10,
2017
| 11:33 PM America/Chicago
Adam Keller poses for the camera during an appointment at the Hematology/Oncology clinic at Cook Children's. Scars and a central line port are evidence of the fight he's been embarked on for the past year. He was just days away from his second bir...
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September
13,
2017
| 09:30 PM America/Chicago
Thanks to Senate Bill 1566, you will now know if someone in your child’s classroom has head lice. The bill requires school nurses to notify parents within 48 hours if their child or a classmate has been identified to have head lice. Along with ...
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June
16,
2017
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
Frank McGehee, M.D., may surprise you when it comes to his parenting tips as a father of four biological children and two step kids – he puts all of the children second. Dr. McGehee, seen here with his daughter Brigid, became a stepfather of two y...
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2016
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
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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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...
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October
23,
2015
| 05:20 PM America/Chicago
At worst, I’m pretty sure I sound like the teacher from Charlie Brown. At best, the mom is rolling her eyes and pulling her phone out to hand to her screaming child. “Children under 2 years of age should have no screen time and after 2 years, w...
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October
08,
2015
| 10:26 PM America/Chicago
What would you do if you brought your child home from a new day care and he had more than 20 bite marks all over his body? What if you then found out that you had been lied to about that day care’s license? In fact, they didn’t have a license a...
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September
23,
2015
| 05:13 PM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Cook Children's began this year's #erasekidcancer campaign for Children's Awareness Month with a ceremonial 1kwalk.  Fifth grader Luke Lange, who’s in remission for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stepped up to the podium and lowered the mic...
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September
15,
2015
| 05:24 PM America/Chicago
The thought that your graying mom or dad might no longer be with you someday is unbearable for most adults. But recently, a mom wrote in for help, looking for advice to help her with a heartbreaking problem. Her husband is dying and she wanted to ...
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September
04,
2015
| 03:40 PM America/Chicago
Labor Day weekend is upon us and for many, this means three days away from the office. You may be planning a trip out of town or a weekend on the water. No matter what you've got up your sleeve, there are a few things you may want to remember to keep...
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September
01,
2015
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
A federal judge in a class-action NFL concussion lawsuit approved a plan that could pay thousands of players more than $1 billion over the next 65 years. Richard Roberts, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s, wonders what it’s worth for your ch...
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August
12,
2015
| 10:04 PM America/Chicago
Do you know the name Jessica Anne Colletti, yet? If you don’t know her name, you more than likely have seen her photo because she has blown up the Internet with a photo of her breastfeeding her own son and the son of a friend. For some it’s a b...
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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...
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July
31,
2015
| 08:27 PM America/Chicago
Studies show that 90 percent of boys have looked at porn. No surprise, right? But it’s the age when children began to look at pornography that may shock and concern you. Years ago, the accessibility to pornography was only on the home desktop comp...
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July
30,
2015
| 10:47 PM America/Chicago
In “Inside Out,” the character, Joy, really enjoys controlling all the different emotions throughout the beginning of the movie, until Sadness touches a core memory and the memory changes. This really frustrates Joy that a core memory has been change...
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July
24,
2015
| 07:31 PM America/Chicago
In Disney’s movie “Inside Out”, we see Riley’s emotion of Anger depicted as a red, brick-shaped, literal hot head. He is impatient, scowls, pounds his fist, flames burst from his head, and he yells…A LOT! Early on in Riley’s life, we see tantrums and...
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July
22,
2015
| 06:48 PM America/Chicago
Protect your kids. That was the overall message from Fort Worth, Texas Mayor Betsy Price and representatives from the city of Fort Worth, including Cook Children's, at a press conference to address city-wide support of drowning prevention measures...
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July
16,
2015
| 03:42 PM America/Chicago
In the summer hit movie, Inside Out, the five main emotions leading the way for Riley are joy, anger, fear, sadness and disgust. Out of all those emotions, disgust, is probably not one that many of us would initially recognize as a being a top five f...
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July
13,
2015
| 10:39 PM America/Chicago
“Sit up straight!” “Stop Slouching!” Why is my kid’s posture so poor? THE PROBLEM Do you get sick and tired of telling your child to sit up straight? Do you ever wonder why so many kids these days have slouched posture and often complain ...
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July
09,
2015
| 09:36 PM America/Chicago
As a general rule, we try to avoid sadness. Nobody enjoys feeling sad and we are often uncomfortable when those around us are sad. We try to change the way they feel; make them happy, make them laugh. It can be uncomfortable to be around sadness. ...
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July
01,
2015
| 11:43 PM America/Chicago
If you’ve seen “Inside Out,” you’ve seen how Joy leads the other emotions at the beginning of the movie, including Fear. We can’t blame her, right? What parent doesn’t want joy to be the emotion that fills a child’s day, week, year and lifetime? ...
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June
29,
2015
| 09:27 PM America/Chicago
“Mama I wat fwoden on da bi tee bee and laks a widdle bit,” announces my daughter while eyeing me expectedly. She is obviously looking for some sort of action on my part other than my smiling and nodding affirmatively. Since she’s my number one gi...
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June
05,
2015
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
Your child has a runny nose. Again. What are the most common causes of a runny nose? How do you treat one? When should you call a pediatrician? Doc Smitty is back with the latest My Kid Minute. Watch the video to find out all the answers.   ...
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May
07,
2015
| 04:23 PM America/Chicago
“You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?” Dr. Seuss. From birth, your child is undergoing changes at a rapid pace and many factors may influence these changes, including your child’s genetic makeup, the environment in which you raise your child, nut...
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January
07,
2015
| 11:20 PM America/Chicago
The fact that her son, Tre, is still with her, leaves Jennifer Faulkner with only one conclusion: a miracle occurred to keep him alive. Now she prays for Tre’s caregivers to make her son all better. Tre, who is 9 years old, has been seen by the...
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2014
August
28,
2014
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Time for school, which means shopping for school supplies, meet the teacher night and contracting parasites. Many diseases increase in frequency when you gather school aged children back together again for the start of the year (common colds and stre...
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