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2021
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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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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