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2021
July
22,
2021
| 12:47 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all children over age 2 wear masks in school this fall. The internet rejoiced, everyone agreed it was a great plan, scientists and politicians shook hands, and no one had ...
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July
19,
2021
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is proud to announce its Hyperinsulinism Center is now one of six Hyperinsulinism Centers of Excellence in the world. The designation, awarded by Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, recognizes centers that pro...
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June
24,
2021
| 09:41 AM America/Chicago
Carey Cribbs, M.D., is an emergency department (ED) physician at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Recently, she’s seen two cases of children swallowing water beads, a trendy toy for children.“We’ve had two toddlers come into the ED with the beads lodg...
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June
22,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Twelve in a series. Imagine living through a tornado. The wind howling over the sound of sirens. Lightning illuminates your home. Then, you hear it - the roar. You watch the ceiling start to give way. Fear turns to panic. Running on adrenaline, your ...
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June
18,
2021
| 09:42 AM America/Chicago
Every time competitive dancer Kambri Gaut takes the stage—whether hip-hop dancing, tapping or clogging—she transforms into a silent warrior.The audience can’t see the battle that may be raging inside her as she moves to the music. At any given moment...
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June
17,
2021
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.Prepping for college starts far before senior year. You child needs to show years of volunteer/ community activities, sports participation, music/ arts, and special interests throughout their high school years. What makes them...
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June
14,
2021
| 12:39 PM America/Chicago
Over the last week, Cook Children’s Medical Center has seen 55 cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is typically seen in the fall and winter months, and experts are stumped about the reasoning for a summer outbreak. Mary Suzanne Whitworth,...
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June
10,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
By Ramon Kinloch, M.D.Well, that’s not really the question. But is there an amount of Vitamin D that a breastfeeding mom can take in order for the breast milk to contain recommended levels of Vitamin D for her baby?There have been numerous studies co...
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June
09,
2021
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
At every exam with Dr. Jason Terk, the Cook Children’s pediatrician makes a point to ask his teenage and 12-year-old patients: Have you gotten your COVID-19 vaccination yet?Dr. Terk routinely addresses questions and concerns about the vaccination, wh...
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May
27,
2021
| 09:33 AM America/Chicago
It looks like the rain in North Texas is finally going to stop for a while.But, driving to work the last few weeks and seeing all the standing water already starts to make my skin itch. Mosquitos are on the way. And I suspect it’s going to be a terri...
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May
21,
2021
| 09:43 AM America/Chicago
Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. Because lupus affects many parts of the body, it can cause a lot of different symptoms and no two cases are exactly alike. Pediatric nephrologist Ce...
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May
17,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/Chicago
Seven in a series. Sometimes the first step toward saving the world begins in your own backyard.That’s the hope for Frances Wampler and Blair Williams, two staffers at the Center for Children’s Health led by Cook Children’s, who are part of a team ex...
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May
17,
2021
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
Fever blisters are the worst.Now that that’s out of the way.They’re painful, not fun to look at and just all around annoying, for everyone, but especially for teenagers.Which is why it’s important that parents and teens know what they are and what tr...
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May
10,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/Chicago
Six in a series.Like an earthquake rumbling underfoot, crumpling the ground beneath, the suicide of a loved one has a way of knocking you to your hands and knees.After the initial shock wave throws you, constant aftershocks of emotions—running the ga...
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May
10,
2021
| 11:03 AM America/Chicago
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are common in children and teens. Many factors can cause a UTI and the infection can impact every child differently. Pediatric gynecologist Shanna M. Combs, M.D., FACOG, and Hannah Chong, M.D., FAAP, a pediatrician wit...
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May
06,
2021
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D. This pediatrician has watched your mental battles from the sidelines this year, Mama.2020 was not an easy year to be a mom.Personally, I can tell you it kind of sucked, right? Just a little. The pandemic brought about so many h...
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May
04,
2021
| 07:50 AM America/Chicago
Five in a series.In today’s society, social media is a major part of life for all age groups. While some use the platforms to keep up with family and friends, others use the sites for networking and job hunting. For those 18 and younger, social media...
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May
03,
2021
| 14:47 PM America/Chicago
The need for a dedicated infectious diseases unit appeared on Cook Children’s radar several years ago when Ebola first made its way to U.S. shores. As the hospital prepared for potential patients, clinical staff identified a number of challenges and ...
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April
30,
2021
| 11:32 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O. & Lee Mason, Ph.D.April is Autism Awareness Month and our experts are answering questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From signs to treatment, Bianka Soria-Olmos, M.D. and Lee Mason, Ph.D. share what parents need...
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April
29,
2021
| 16:34 PM America/Chicago
U.S. Rep. Van Taylor, who serves the 3rd District of Texas, spent yesterday afternoon at Cook Children’s medical campus in Prosper.Rep. Taylor met with:Anthony Anani, M.D., Medical Director for Clinical Services at ProsperTeresa Baker, AVP, Primary a...
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April
28,
2021
| 12:33 PM America/Chicago
Help is now just a text away for Tarrant County residents searching for critical resources. TXT4 Tarrant Cares, a community texting service introduced today, promises to make it easier for local families to find the help they desperately need, close ...
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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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April
20,
2021
| 11:04 AM America/Chicago
Three in a series. Statistics, no matter how alarming, sometimes blur into faceless numbers when parents hear them on TV or read them in a news story.That’s until it’s your child in the emergency room, hooked to an IV while receiving treatment for in...
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April
19,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.The springtime allergies are awful, y’all. Just terrible. And North Texas gets year ‘round allergies, so that’s special. Allergy symptoms include runny nose, red itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, eczema flares and...
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April
14,
2021
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
It was in her daughter’s darkest moments that Taylor Rogers clung to hope. A diagnosis of less than one in a million; she knew life would be hard, but tiny three-year-old Rubye continues to bring great joy to their lives.From the moment she was born,...
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April
12,
2021
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
If you’re shopping for a new car seat or accessories, buyer beware. You may be surprised to find that many products found in stores and online are not regulated.“Just because it says crash tested doesn’t mean it’s been reviewed or approved by any reg...
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April
09,
2021
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
*Updated April 13, 2021*Pfizer-BioNTech recently released information regarding their COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective for children 12 to 15. The vaccine is currently available for use in those 16 and older based on previous trials and is ap...
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April
08,
2021
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
Growing up in Cleburne, Texas, life was not always easy for Julia. As a young child with autism, she suffered physical abuse at the hands of her biological family. The violence was so bad, it left scars. She was placed into foster care, and at age 12...
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April
06,
2021
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
One in a series. One year into COVID-19, it’s clear the pandemic is taking a toll on the mental wellbeing of children and teens.In March, a record 43 patients were admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center after attempting suicide. This staggering f...
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March
31,
2021
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
Many families are excited about decorating eggs, having Easter egg hunts and participating in other holiday traditions this week. Although this is the second Easter holiday during the COVID-19 global pandemic, now is not the time to let your guard do...
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