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2021
July
29,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Getting ready to go back to school?Don’t forget to schedule your child’s well visit to make sure all concerns are addressed and all vaccines are up to date. Plus, your pediatrician can sign those sports physical forms at the ...
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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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July
12,
2021
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
One of the most common questions our experts hear is, “Why do I need to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already had COVID?”It’s a good question and one that Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s und...
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July
08,
2021
| 09:54 AM America/Chicago
By Celina D. Cepeda, M.D.It’s summer! That magical time of the year when school is out, and kids can be more active. It also brings sweltering temperatures, which leads to sweaty, thirsty children that can become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to n...
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July
07,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
A new webinar series called “What’s Driving Your Decision?” takes on the myths and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to spread accurate, understandable information.The Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s, developed the se...
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June
30,
2021
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is releasing a series of drowning prevention PSA videos ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.The videos, which are part of the Lifeguard Your Child initiative, feature simulations of some of the most common drowning ...
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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
21,
2021
| 15:21 PM America/Chicago
The family of Michael Stuyvesant knows he beat the odds on a hot June day six years ago when he survived being accidentally left in the mini-van parked outside their Garland home.Michael, 3 years old at the time, experienced brain swelling, seizures ...
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June
16,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Diane ArnaoutThis is my friend Van.Van is at my pool. Since all of us parents are now COVID-vaccinated, we are feeling more comfortable with outdoor playdates. And our new pool has been a great escape from the heat!We parents have loved to see eac...
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June
15,
2021
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Eleven in a series. Bullying is an age-old issue. Generations old and new are familiar with the power plays of those that intentionally try to hurt another. It happens on the playground, in the classroom, by the locker, at the lunch table, on the bus...
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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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June
03,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
When it comes to treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), time is of the essence. Every day that passes without treatment can lead to a lesser quality of life and, tragically, even death. But a new and simple screening for newborns has the potential t...
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May
28,
2021
| 09:13 AM America/Chicago
When 4-year-old Gunner Sanchez needed surgery to repair a hole in his heart’s lower pumping chamber, his family was relieved they didn’t have to travel far from their Artesia, New Mexico, home to get the highly specialized care his condition required...
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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
25,
2021
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
Eight in a series. Over the past few weeks, we’ve published a series of articles about the mental health crisis shaking the foundation of our youngest generation. It’s been a difficult and heart-wrenching conversation as, together, we’ve opened our e...
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May
24,
2021
| 09:26 AM America/Chicago
The drowning season is off to a deadly start with Memorial Day Weekend just days away. Already this month, Cook Children's reports two children have died in swimming pools. Five others were admitted to the medical center for drowning in pools this ye...
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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
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
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
13,
2021
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Two in a series. Humans are social beings. History teaches us that even the early nomads moved together in tribes, finding strength, safety and security in numbers. We are wired for togetherness.So what happens when we can’t be together? What does it...
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