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2021
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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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
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
25,
2021
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O.The last few weeks have been hard, to say the least. Although the new year brought hope that we would begin to look to a “return to normal” after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, things haven’t felt so positive. It is onl...
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March
24,
2021
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
The decision to choose brain surgery is never easy for a parent.But for some patients with severe seizures who have not responded to medications or who have had significant side effects with medications, epilepsy surgery might be the best option. The...
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March
22,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
It’s one thing to have had a baby in the unprecedented times that defined 2020. It’s another thing altogether to deliver a baby with a serious medical condition in a year already filled with so much uncertainty and hardship, but that was the scary re...
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March
18,
2021
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.I encourage breastfeeding when possible, but FED is BEST. If breastfeeding isn’t working out for mom or baby, we have plenty of other options with formulas. There are so many types of formulas that the process of choosing whic...
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March
15,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
Disclaimer: Some visuals in this video and story were filmed prior to the mask-wearing requirement.Coming off one of the busiest winters in its history, with record high inpatient volumes, Cook Children’s employees, medical staff and leadership looke...
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March
09,
2021
| 11:09 AM America/Chicago
With the Texas mask mandate expiring tomorrow, you may be wondering what this means for your child and family.You may be asking questions like:“Does my child still need to wear a mask?”“What does this mean for my child’s school?”“Can we have a normal...
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March
04,
2021
| 15:24 PM America/Chicago
Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Cook Children’s has made every effort to keep patients and families safe while following the latest guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since Nov. 16, only one caregiver ...
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February
24,
2021
| 08:38 AM America/Chicago
Today is SCN2A Awareness Day, a day recognizing a rare cause of epilepsy, intellectual disability, and autism. The SCN2A gene is found on chromosome 2 position 24.3, thus the significance of 2/24.To help raise awareness of this rare genetic cause of ...
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February
22,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Medical Center achieved its fourth consecutive Magnet® designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), making it one of only 10 freestanding children’s hospitals in the world to receive this prestigious recognition ...
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February
13,
2021
| 10:05 AM America/Chicago
Rebecca Benson had a feeling the weather predictions would be wrong when she woke up Thursday, Feb. 11. As she suspected, no winter storm arrived overnight to cancel school for her two children. Like any other day, she quietly put on her scrubs while...
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February
09,
2021
| 10:11 AM America/Chicago
An alarming government report regarding toxic heavy metals in baby food may have caught your attention. It says these foods are “tainted” with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.Is this information cause for concern? Yes, but it’s...
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February
08,
2021
| 16:06 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D.Poop jokes are not my favorite kind of jokes. But they are a solid number two!!Joking aside, constipation can be a major pain in the behind. I just can’t stop myself!Let’s get down to business. Constipation is NOT HOW OFTEN yo...
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February
08,
2021
| 09:47 AM America/Chicago
Seizures aren’t as uncommon as one might think. In fact, one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Apply that statistic to a typical school classroom, church, wo...
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February
04,
2021
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Speak up. Share hope. Add your voice. This is the message of the Okay to Say™ campaign. In a world where we currently face so much uncertainty, the Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health (WATCH) of Denton County led by Cook Children’s knows pe...
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February
02,
2021
| 09:48 AM America/Chicago
For many parents, the thought of taking their young daughter to a gynecologist can be scary. It can also be difficult to know when and why to make such an appointment. Cook Children’s hopes to alleviate some of this fear and uncertainty with the laun...
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January
26,
2021
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
If you're a parent, you likely have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when it comes to giving it to your children. There are two vaccines currently available that have been approved for emergency use by the Federal Drug Admini...
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January
08,
2021
| 14:35 PM America/Chicago
A North Texas mother whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a rare but serious disease is raising awareness in hopes of helping other families. Tara Copeland’s 5-year-old daughter Peyton was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in ...
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January
07,
2021
| 17:08 PM America/Chicago
The events that unfolded at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 have left many of us hurting, confused, and anxious about the state of our country. For parents, knowing what to say to their children about the violence can be difficult. Sam McCage, Ph.D., ...
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January
06,
2021
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
In the spring of 1943, 16-year-old Clarabele "Pit" Dodson had one concern on her mind – getting a tan. She had just graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and was attending one of the many pool parties being held by local teens.“Eve...
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2020
December
28,
2020
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen-year-old Virginia Cooper is patiently awaiting acceptance into her dream college. This, a long-awaited hope for her family and neurologist, after 16 years of suffering from seizures. “Virginia has intractable localization related epilepsy o...
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December
23,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Melodie Davis pulls into the north garage just before 8 a.m. She parks on the fifth floor and unloads large bags full of gifts from the back of her white SUV.“These are a couple of toys for our PICU and TCU families,” she says, donning a plaid scarf ...
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December
22,
2020
| 07:35 AM America/Chicago
As part of an ongoing pursuit to improve the health of every child, Cook Children’s Health Care System is joining forces with Texas A&M School of Law (TAMU Law) to create a new medical-legal partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to provid...
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December
17,
2020
| 17:46 PM America/Chicago
Fort Worth, Texas - Thirty frontline workers are the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Cook Children’s. Just hours after the shipment arrived, Cook Children’s employees were given the vaccine, with the first two groups of 10 getting the shot a...
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December
17,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
If your holiday plans include traveling by car this year, now is the time to make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safest trip possible. With people everywhere hitting the roads, Christmastime tends to be one of the most dangerous for ...
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December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
When the world shut down this year, we all turned to one device or another for entertainment, information, socialization, work meetings, education and, if we’re honest, babysitting. Sometimes screen time was, and still is, a necessary lifeline for co...
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December
14,
2020
| 08:18 AM America/Chicago
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Cook Children’s Medical Center was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowl...
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