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2020
December
17,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
If your holiday plans include traveling by car this year, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safest trip possible. With people everywhere hitting the roads, Christmastime tends to be one of the most dangerous for ...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
When the world shut down this year, we all turned to one device or another for entertainment, information, socialization, work meetings, education and, if we’re honest, babysitting. Sometimes screen time was, and still is, a necessary lifeline for co...
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November
18,
2020
| 14:53 PM America/Chicago
As of today, 20 COVID-19 patients are being treated at Cook Children's. This marks the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients at the medical center since the beginning of the pandemic. These patients range in age from under 1 year old to 17...
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November
17,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but, for many, the holidays can be a difficult season when feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief are at an all-time high—and that’s in a normal year. But 2020 has been anything...
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September
01,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/Chicago
We know questions about COVID-19 are at the top of every parent's mind. To provide the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, testing and going back to school, we've compiled and answered some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs). ...
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April
09,
2020
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
For our safety, we’ve all been asked to stay at home to protect each other and our community. This is sound advice that everyone should follow but with so many kids home, Cook Children’s has begun to see rising numbers in outdoor- and home-related...
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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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2019
June
03,
2019
| 14:57 PM America/Chicago
Hot weather and summer vacation means Texas kids are headed to the water. Sadly, it also means more opportunity for tragedy. Summer has barely begun and Cook Children's has already seen 24 children at the medical center this year for drowning,...
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February
13,
2019
| 14:52 PM America/Chicago
Valentine’s Day can be stressful even for couples who have been together for years, much less kids. Every Valentine’s Day, KidsHealth asks kids questions about love. The more than 4,300 participants of the survey said they feel uncomfortable when:...
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2018
August
17,
2018
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
You’re holding your child’s hand on your way to the first day of school. The squeeze on your hand is tighter than usual. Then suddenly your little one sees a friend, smiles, releases your grip and you watch them run to school together without a care ...
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August
07,
2018
| 10:25 AM 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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February
08,
2018
| 10:31 AM America/Chicago
It’s time to watch the world compete on the Olympic stage. I don’t know about you, but I am excited! I am a certified Olympic nut, and, as a former snowboard instructor, the winter Olympics may be my very favorite. It is likely the only thing that...
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2017
October
06,
2017
| 10:49 AM America/Chicago
We mustache you a question. Do you think developing your child's sense of humor is important? It is. Lettuce explain. We've all been told laughter is the best medicine, but have we really considered the social, emotional and health benefits ...
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September
08,
2017
| 15:39 PM America/Chicago
I think that human beings are drawn to see uniqueness in our surroundings. We make note of differences and often form quick impressions about what we see. Difference in height from person to person, for instance, is one feature that easily stands out...
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July
21,
2017
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Your kids have been cooped up all summer playing video games and now they want to go outside and play finally.  But are they ready for the hottest part of the year? Locally, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that remains i...
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June
16,
2017
| 10:44 AM 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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June
15,
2017
| 14:49 PM America/Chicago
It can be difficult to imagine what you will find when you walk into the emergency room with your kiddo. Chances are you’ve debated coming, but it’s Friday night and you’ve hoped all day that your child would start to feel better. The weekend is fast...
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May
31,
2017
| 15:31 PM America/Chicago
Some kids have a hard time going to sleep. No matter what time you set bed time, even with the perfect routine, they toss and turn and get out of bed for hours. What is a family to do? ...
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April
18,
2017
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
"What is the best vitamin my kid can take?" That's one of the most common questions I get while doing my AMAs on our Willow Park Pediatrics Facebook page.  The answer I give, most of the time, is - nothing. Here's a few points about vitamins...
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April
17,
2017
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
A 1-year-old Burleson boy became the first child in Texas this year to die after being left alone inside a car. He is the fifth in the nation to die from hyperthermia related to being left in a car. NBC5 reported that the boy’s mother came home to...
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January
31,
2017
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Three years ago this month, I was on the farm at Canine Assistants being paired with Ralph Lauren, a goofy golden retriever with a fluffy tail and a giant smile. Each year since then I remember and reflect on Ralph's "gotcha day," and what it was lik...
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January
27,
2017
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
What would you do if your child started having bloody tears? Often I write about things that most of you will deal with at some time or another. But, every now and then, something really interesting grabs my attention as something that you might f...
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2016
October
19,
2016
| 09:41 AM America/Chicago
These days many of kids' sporting associations, coaches and sometimes even parents seem to treat kids as little adults. However, kids are not just small adults. Children are still growing, which makes them more prone to injury. They also are developi...
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September
23,
2016
| 11:03 AM America/Chicago
Every summer you see a big push from us about not leaving your child in a hot vehicle. But the fall is not bringing us any relief from the heat and two children have died this week as a result of being left in a car. According to noheatstroke.org,...
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August
22,
2016
| 00:00 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
17,
2016
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
A surprising cool front has broken the typical 100 degree August heat, but it may also be putting Texas' kids at risk. Placing a crib, changing table or chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but ...
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July
25,
2016
| 09:30 AM 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
| 14:22 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
03,
2016
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
We’ve seen the dangers of flash floods in the news lately with the rapidly rising water bringing with them quick moving currents that can carry off people, pets and entire structures. And even small amounts of water can be dangerous: Standing wa...
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April
27,
2016
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
Broken bones are a part of growing up for many children. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 children will have at least one broken bone before age 19 with the likelihood of a broken bone higher in boys than girls. A parent’s natural protective instinct wo...
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