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2022
September
26,
2022
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
By Ashely Antle It’s hard to imagine how a stroke could be a blessing in disguise, but Joseph and Allison Turner believe it was for their son, Owen, when he was just 8 months old.“The stroke caused all kinds of battles that we’re still battling today...
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September
22,
2022
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsChild Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18 through Sept. 24. National Seat Check Saturday is Sept. 24, 2022.Choosing a car seat for your baby can be overwhelming. There are so many different colors, styles and price points. But ...
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September
21,
2022
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerAiden Snyder responded with determination and positivity when his leukemia came back again and again and again after his initial diagnosis at age 4.With each relapse, Aiden’s doctors tried a new approach to combat the rogue cells overta...
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September
20,
2022
| 16:39 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are still intensely overwhelmed with patients, an issue that has been ongoing for the past month. Again we are desperately asking for the community's help, for the sake of your child's care...
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September
14,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this month, a 3-year-old Ohio girl made headlines after she swallowed a button battery and her mom gave her honey while they were on the way to the hospital.The family finished eating dinner when the girl told her mother, Katie Jacobsen, that...
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September
14,
2022
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs summer draws to a close, one mother, Dana Gage, is sharing her journey to making her son’s tragic drowning death matter.On Aug. 31, 2012, Dana's son, Connor, left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did eithe...
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September
08,
2022
| 14:01 PM America/Chicago
Over the past two weeks, the patient volumes in Cook Children’s Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Department have reached peak levels. In a single day last week, we saw 627 patients in the ED breaking an all-time record and the UCCs have gone up as h...
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September
07,
2022
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
Story by Eline deBruijn Wiggins. Video by Tom Riehm.From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Cook Children’s treated five patients who were struck by vehicles in separate incidents.As the new school year gets underway for many districts across North Texas, it’s cruc...
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September
06,
2022
| 13:50 PM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 22 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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September
02,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleTen years ago this week, Connor Gage blew his mother a kiss as he left for a friend’s birthday party at a rented lakehouse. Little did either of them know, it would be the last kiss he’d ever give her and the last time Dana Gage would ...
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August
30,
2022
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
For the second year in a row, Cook Children’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are seeing a big influx of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. This is causing long wait times at all location...
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August
30,
2022
| 14:04 PM America/Chicago
This summer, there were fewer drownings treated compared to 2021. As Labor Day festivities get underway this weekend, keep in mind to stay vigilant and Lifeguard Your Child.From May to August, there were 47 drownings treated at Cook Children’s Health...
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August
23,
2022
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 20 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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August
18,
2022
| 13:13 PM America/Chicago
By Eline de BruijnDue to inflation, families across the country are facing higher costs for gas, energy, housing, groceries and other goods.Teams and leaders who work across Cook Children’s Health Care System have seen the extra stress this has cause...
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August
16,
2022
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O., Medical Advisor for Digital HealthOn the evening before the first day of school the multiple to do’s on a list have almost been checked off and completed: Hair cuts School supplies School clothes and other necessities Adj...
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August
15,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeFor Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., back to school means a full schedule of therapy sessions that all have a common topic – bullying. Dr. Elliott has been a psychologist at Cook Children’s for 28 years and says bullying now starts as early as Kin...
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August
12,
2022
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children's held an indoor rock climbing event on Thursday at Texas Christian University Recreational Center for patients with congenital hand and upper extremity differences. Children and parents had the opportunity to participate in a controlle...
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August
04,
2022
| 11:25 AM America/Chicago
Video by Tom RiehmThursday, Aug. 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. You may know that cookies are celebrated at Cook Children's year-round. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. freshly baked, warm cookies are available in Camelot Court for $1 e...
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August
04,
2022
| 09:18 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerChildren and teens need up-to-date shot records to start the new school year, and the doctors at Cook Children’s are eager to help get students caught up on their routine immunizations.Alice Phillips, M.D. at Cook Children’s Pediatrics ...
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August
02,
2022
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeWith the temperature reaching 104 the other day, I was shocked to see a toddler by himself in the car outside of a restaurant. I rushed inside and found his mom, who waited in line for her to go order. As soon as the mom unlocked the c...
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July
29,
2022
| 09:20 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerThe global outbreak of monkeypox has raised concern now that at least two children in the United States have been diagnosed with the rare contagious disease.Increasing cases of the rare monkeypox virus, which causes a rash and flu-like ...
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July
28,
2022
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's employees donated cases of water and sports drinks on Thursday to the Fort Worth Fire Department as crews continue battling fires in the dry, hot weather.  Employees dropped off donations at the medical center in downtown Fort Worth f...
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July
27,
2022
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents, caregivers and health professionals about the dangers of inflatable neck floats after the death of one baby and the hospitalization of another. The flotation devices are especi...
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July
12,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIt’s never too early to teach children to be safe around water. After all, if a baby can crawl, they can make their way to a pool or open body of water. Any number of things can lure them there — a floating toy or sheer curiosity as th...
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July
07,
2022
| 15:46 PM America/Chicago
By Eline deBruijn WigginsAs people gather and travel during the summer months, the COVID positivity rate continues to rise. The seven-day average positivity rate reported at Cook Children’s Health Care System is 21% as of Tuesday.Many Cook Children’s...
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July
05,
2022
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeJoann Sanders, M.D., chief quality officer, and Matthew Carroll, M.D., associate chief quality officer, credit Cook Children’s employees with top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital list for 2022-2023. C...
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July
01,
2022
| 09:24 AM America/Chicago
By Eline de Bruijn and Linda DiazThe Fourth of July is a time for celebration and getting together with family and friends. Cook Children’s experts are sharing safety tips and information to remember as people gather this weekend. Keep in mind that d...
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June
20,
2022
| 13:11 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have cleared the way for children under 5 years old to get the COVID-19 vaccine.Distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID vaccines for the youngest age gr...
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June
16,
2022
| 11:43 AM America/Chicago
By Wini King, Chief of Communications, Inclusion, Equity and Diversity at Cook Children’s and Diversity Chair, Greater Fort Worth Chapter of Public Relations Society of America.This year’s celebration of Juneteenth falls on Father’s Day – an occurren...
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June
14,
2022
| 14:56 PM America/Chicago
List ranks Cook Children’s among the best children’s hospitals for pediatric cancer, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonologyCook Children’s Health Care System has successfully achieved six rankings in the U.S. N...
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