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2022
May
20,
2022
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
Professional Bull Riders are in town for the World Finals 2022 at Dickies Arena. The cowboys stopped by Cook Children's Medical Center to bring some smiles to our patients!Patients made horseshoes and belt buckles at craft stations, plus played some ...
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May
19,
2022
| 15:20 PM America/Chicago
Wednesday marks National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, which is a great time to spotlight one of the largest medical transport programs in the nation.By Eline deBruijn WigginsFor nearly 40 years, Teddy Bear Transport has extended the r...
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May
18,
2022
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleDrowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of accidental death in kids ages 1 to 14. It’s also 100% preventable.Keeping kids safe in and around water is all about layers of pr...
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May
17,
2022
| 16:27 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for children ages 5 to 11. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to share ...
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May
09,
2022
| 14:07 PM America/Chicago
The formula shortage is hitting home for many families. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics shared advice for parents and said parents should talk to their pediatricians.A recall in February from Abbott Nutrition has placed extra pressure o...
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May
09,
2022
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAs the mother of three boys, I’ve seen the inside of an urgent care center and emergency room a time or two. I’ve learned not to panic at the first sight of blood. But when I saw my 13-year-old passed out on the living room floor after...
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May
06,
2022
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Happy Mother's Day! Patients celebrated with their moms this week.At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), patients dressed up and posed with their moms to celebrate their first Mother's Day!Other patients and their moms celebrated with Mother's D...
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April
28,
2022
| 16:57 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleOne day your baby is securely nestled into their rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. The next, they’re 16 and climbing into the driver’s seat eager to conquer the open road. For parents, it’s a moment of both pride and shee...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to authorize its COVID vaccine for children from 6 months old to 6 years old. If the FDA approves, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices with the Centers for Disease Contr...
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April
28,
2022
| 11:39 AM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas – Cook Children’s Health Care System is teaming up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this weekend to prevent medication overdoses. The groups are hosting a Med Take Back event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to...
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April
27,
2022
| 14:10 PM America/Chicago
By Diane Arnaout, M.D.I remember scrolling through a Facebook group for physicians a few years ago, and a popular post rolled onto my screen, written by a confused pediatrician.“What the heck is up with all these moms wanting their baby’s tongues cut...
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April
20,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s primary care pediatricians now have new tools at their disposal to address the spike in mental health issues among the youth in the wake of the pandemic.Earlier this month, about 60 Cook Children’s primary care physicians attended vir...
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April
18,
2022
| 16:33 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's has treated 17 drownings so far in 2022 through April 13, three of which were fatal.This is an alarming increase compared to January through May 1 in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, according to Cook Children's data.This year, 11 dro...
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April
13,
2022
| 11:08 AM America/Chicago
April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Cook Children’s will display this year’s campaign on 50 Trinity Metro buses.National Child Abuse Prevention Month brings awareness to recognizing and reporting child abuse. It also recognizes the ...
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April
07,
2022
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
Parents and caregivers may have seen discussion of avian influenza (bird flu) through social media or news outlets. Zoos across the country are moving birds indoors to protect them. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the risk to the publi...
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April
05,
2022
| 16:58 PM America/Chicago
The Community Health Needs Assessment is the topic of our latest episode of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel....
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April
05,
2022
| 09:23 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Aim for Safety® program has zeroed in on a new way to educate families on gun safety using an interactive kiosk that teaches children what to do if they discover a firearm in a home — all while reinforcing safe-storage techniques for ...
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April
04,
2022
| 16:28 PM America/Chicago
North Texas is under an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) for severe weather starting this evening. The main threats are large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered, strong to severe storms could deve...
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March
29,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
Scroll through social media, and you’ll see images of the war in Ukraine or posts on possible nuclear threats from Russia. Other national news stories spotlight political strife in the United States—a discord so bitter it sometimes divides families. ...
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March
24,
2022
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s has seen 12 drownings, two of them fatal, since the beginning of the year, starting 2022 off at an alarming pace for drownings even before summer swim season. Nine of those drownings in the stretch from January through middle March oc...
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March
21,
2022
| 11:41 AM America/Chicago
North Texas is under a slight risk for severe weather starting this evening. Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible.According to the National Weather Service, storms could begin to impact the Dallas-Fort Worth area from 2 a.m. to...
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March
16,
2022
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
Sonji Gentry rarely leaves home with her 9-year-old twin boys, Hayden and Morgan. And that was true even before the pandemic. The risk of exposing Morgan, who is medically fragile, to viruses and illnesses circulating within the community is too grea...
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March
16,
2022
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
Though often thrilling for children, off-road motorized vehicles — including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), ATV mules, go-karts, and even golf carts — can be extremely dangerous for them to ride, especially if they don’t use safety measures once they g...
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March
15,
2022
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
While temperatures are warming up and spring is on its way, one thing is showing up that’s a little unusual for this time of year: the flu.Flu cases continue to increase at Cook Children's Health Care System. From March 13 to March 19, there were 275...
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March
09,
2022
| 17:06 PM America/Chicago
We’ve all seen the heartbreaking images of children in the midst of the war zone in Ukraine. Sick and injured babies and children sheltering in the basement of hospitals. Doctors and nurses doing their best with what they have to save their lives.The...
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March
07,
2022
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
•  The 15th annual The Blast will take place on April 2, 2022 at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Visit blastwalk.org to sign up.• Michael and Elesha were patients at Cook Children's, fighting neuroblastoma. Learn how a promise between friends ...
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March
04,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
The war and invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns for people of all ages and children can be very receptive to what's going on around them. The crisis can be a lot to take in, mentally and emotionally.“Children are searching for their own understan...
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February
25,
2022
| 12:08 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated recommendations this week for the spacing of COVID vaccines for people 12 and up and for people who are immunocompromised. The CDC recommends a longer interval between the first and second dose f...
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February
24,
2022
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
Elmer Rios first came by ambulance to Cook Children’s as an infant in critical condition. Twenty years and six open-heart surgeries later, he still regularly visits Cook Children’s for checkups thanks to a pioneering program for adults born with hear...
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February
22,
2022
| 12:25 PM America/Chicago
Gym classes at Manuel Jara Elementary School often start with sing-along dance videos that pump up the students’ heart rates and happiness levels.In one of their favorites, “Get Yo Body Movin’” by Koo Koo Kanga Roo, students work up a sweat doing a d...
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