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2018
December
14,
2018
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beautiful process of a fever. Yes, I’m a mega-dork for the functions of the human body ... and yes, I think fever is a great thing in most settings. Fever has been recognized as being around for thousands of y...
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December
13,
2018
It should be the most wonderful time of the year, but you don’t want to spend it in the emergency room. New decorations and experiences can cause accidents and pose a danger for your child. Here are 12 day-ngers of Christmas: Fireplace - Ligh...
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December
07,
2018
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union recently spoke about their difficult journey to becoming parents of their daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple revealed they had nine miscarriages before choosing surroga...
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December
07,
2018
Is your 6 month old sleeping through the night? Maybe not and that’s OK, at least for your baby. You, on the other hand, may need some rest. Let's start with your baby. Does their lack of sleep pose any risk to their health or development? A...
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December
04,
2018
More than 12 million pounds of raw beef has been recalled due to risks of salmonella, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS). JBS Tolleson Inc. is recalling the “raw, non...
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November
28,
2018
Does your child cough frequently at night even when they don’t have a cold? Does your child have to limit playing or sports because they are short of breath? Does your child also have runny nose and watery eyes on a regular basis? Does your ...
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November
27,
2018
This is the fourth part of a series. To view the previous articles, please click here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3  ...
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November
26,
2018
RSV has arrived at Cook Children's. Last week, 178 kids tested positive for RSV, compared to only two who tested positive for Influenza A. RSV is a virus. It’s short for respiratory syncytial virus. It causes a disease in young children (especi...
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November
20,
2018
Like many teenagers growing up in small towns, Danakah Abels loved playing sports. She played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and threw the shot put for the track and field team in the spring. So when she started complaining about he...
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November
20,
2018
This is the third part of a series as we follow a Cook Children's patient through the art of treating epilepsy.  Click here for the first part of the series and here for the second part. ...
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November
19,
2018
Lots and lots of viruses out there right now. I know so many of you are frustrated with how long your kiddo's been sick, and how much they've been coughing. Lots of RSV. Last week of the 422 kids tested at Cook Children's, 137 had RSV and six had ...
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November
16,
2018
Texas Health and Human Services has sent out an urgent message warning parents about the risks of giving honey to children 12 months old and younger. "Infants (children less than 12 months of age) should not be given honey, or pacifiers containing...
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November
13,
2018
This is the second in a series as we follow a Cook Children's patient and the art of treating epilepsy. Click here to read the first part of the series. ...
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November
13,
2018
NBC Charlotte - It's the kind of thing that keeps parents awake at night: Kids playing with guns. But this isn't your typical gun safety program. WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina profiles the Aim for Safety program at Cook Children's.  ...
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November
12,
2018
Bitterly cold weather is making its way into North Texas as we speak. By Tuesday morning, the temperature in Fort Worth is expected to be in the 20’s. To keep your family safe and warm through this first taste of winter, here are a few things to reme...
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November
07,
2018
One of the most common illnesses pediaricians see is called bronchiolitis. Lots of viruses can cause bronchiolitis, but one of the most well known is RSV. While flu always receives a lot of attention, I thought this would be a great time to talk a...
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November
06,
2018
During the last month of Stephanie Balderamos’ pregnancy, a routine prenatal screening found cause for alarm. The tests showed some abnormality with her baby’s heart. Doctors agreed Stephanie’s baby would need more testing once he was born. Fol...
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November
05,
2018
Parents should not spank, hit, slap, threaten, insult, humiliate or shame to discipline their children. Those recommendations are based on the latest research from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The organization, which represents about 67,000...
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November
02,
2018
Acts of philanthropy are what keep our society going. It is because of volunteerism, in-kind gifts and financial support that the hungry are fed, the sick are cared for and various other needs of the community are met. At Cook Children’s, generosity ...
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October
29,
2018
Have a safe, healthy, happy Halloween, and one that is not too scary! Here are 8 tips for you and your family to keep in mind this Halloween! 1. Remind your kids about street safety. You might be surprised to learn that the most common injuries du...
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October
26,
2018
“So, you’re saying my child has strep booty?” “Well, umm, uhhh, ummm, yeah I guess that is what I’m saying….And, now that I think about it, I will definitely be calling it that for the rest of my career.” Group A beta-hemolytic stroptoccal phar...
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October
25,
2018
If you ask about how best to introduce solids to your baby you will get many opinions and theories – and that is because there is more than one way to do it. In cultures around the world the norms of infant feeding vary. In France the baby may sta...
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October
24,
2018
Tragically, 7 children have died as a result of a rapidly spreading, severe infection in a New Jersey rehabilitation center. The infections have been caused by a virus called adenovirus which is a common childhood infection. Three children tested pos...
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October
17,
2018
The Promise to improve the health of every child in our region extends past the medical walls of Cook Children’s Medical Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, experts from Cook Children’s gathered at the Regional Child Health Summit to look at 2018 data ...
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October
16,
2018
By Kim Dyer When searching for a pediatrician, I realized how much I never considered before becoming pregnant with twins. There were several things I looked for when searching for a pediatrician. I wanted someone with a great bedside manner wh...
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October
12,
2018
As a nose tackle on his youth football team, Landyn Gray is a tough kid. So when he complained that he “felt funny,” his parents took notice. It was late in the summer, a few weeks before school, and Landyn was at football practice in Arlington...
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October
10,
2018
If you missed the first part of Elizabeth's story, please click here.  ...
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October
09,
2018
"Dr. Diane, something is very wrong with Elizabeth.” I watched in horror as her dad carried her down the hallway and into one of the exam rooms. She looked stiff. She looked like she was in pain. Her face was grimaced. What in the world? Why was t...
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October
08,
2018
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating six children who have been diagnosed with a rare illness that resembles polio, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) Cook Children's medical staff saw its own cluster of patients in 2016 and has se...
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October
08,
2018
Fox 4 - A 13-year-old Cook Children's patient gets the experience of a lifetime thanks to a donation to Cook Children's.  Watch the story by clicking here.      ...
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