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2023
October
18,
2023
| 12:45 PM America/Chicago
By Reilly TernanOver the past week, families have seen and heard the images of war overseas. The tragedy in Israel and Gaza hits home for many communities and families around the world, sparking fear, uncertainty, and worry. How can parents and careg...
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September
18,
2023
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
Note: This story was featured on Good Morning America. View it here.By Heather DugeValerie Shorten, BSN, RN, and her son, Marquis Shorten, are no strangers to overcoming obstacles. Each one has led them to where they are today.Marquis faced a life-ch...
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July
31,
2023
| 11:55 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBefore leaving your infant with a friend, grandparent, other relative or babysitter, it’s important to make sure the caregiver practices the basics of safe sleep. It might feel like an awkward or unnecessary topic to bring up with your ...
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June
20,
2023
| 12:33 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAhh, summer. It’s full of adventure. Or, if your kids are anything like mine — misadventure.Barely two weeks into our summer break this year I made a visit to urgent care with my 14-year-old to have a fish hook removed from his hand. T...
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June
14,
2023
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerFluffy pillows, soft blankets and stuffed toys look cozy and cute in a crib. But they can be hazardous for a sleeping infant.Safety experts say the only bedding to use is a tight fitted sheet around the mattress. Extra objects such as l...
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June
13,
2023
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleSunshine, outdoor adventure, new experiences, camaraderie and memories — it’s the stuff summer camp is made of.Each summer, more than 14 million kids and adults attend a camp. Doing so can contribute to a child’s love for nature, their...
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May
24,
2023
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
Story by Ashley Antle. Video by Tom Riehm.Kids everywhere are counting down the days until they can take their first leap into the water for summer swim season, which has parents on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit. But before you purchase those cut...
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May
08,
2023
| 16:48 PM America/Chicago
Three children were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting Saturday at the Allen Premium Outlets, according to news reports. This tragedy was close to home – it was a place that many people in North Texas frequent. The community of Allen is...
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April
26,
2023
| 10:51 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 44 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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April
24,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIf you are the parent of a baby, you’ve probably been given the advice to sleep when the baby is sleeping. While well-meaning, it’s not always that easy.As a mother of twins, now 14, I often rolled my eyes when someone would tell me th...
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April
13,
2023
| 13:27 PM America/Chicago
Written by Lee Mason, Licensed Behavior Analyst at Cook Children's Child Study CenterAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurodevelopmental disability characterized by communication and social skills deficits, in addition to restrictive and...
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April
04,
2023
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeSince the school shooting in Nashville last week, Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., psychologist at Cook Children’s, has seen an increase in conversation about school shootings with her patients and their parents who need help as well.“It’s on ever...
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March
20,
2023
| 16:49 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Series: This series will discuss the pillars of Child Life  – emotional safety, family-centered care, and play - within the hospital environment and how Child Life serves patients and families.By Ashley Pagenkopf, MS, CCLS, Child Life Spec...
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2022
December
20,
2022
| 11:57 AM America/Chicago
The coldest temperatures of the season are headed to North Texas later this week with an Arctic cold front. The best thing you can do is to prepare you and your family to stay safe and healthy.Wind chills are expected to be below zero degrees on Thur...
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November
02,
2022
| 10:17 AM America/Chicago
Child Life Specialist Series: In the coming months, we will dive deeper into children’s expression of emotions, the validation of children’s emotions and experiences (including tears), and what it looks like to advocate for our children in all settin...
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September
30,
2022
| 12:07 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Specialist Series: In the coming months, we will dive deeper into children’s expression of emotions, the validation of children’s emotions and experiences (including tears), and what it looks like to advocate for our children in all settin...
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September
23,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 25 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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September
14,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this month, a 3-year-old Ohio girl made headlines after she swallowed a button battery and her mom gave her honey while they were on the way to the hospital.The family finished eating dinner when the girl told her mother, Katie Jacobsen, that...
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September
13,
2022
| 10:06 AM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 24 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative, and aims to reach parents through ...
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August
18,
2022
| 13:13 PM America/Chicago
By Eline de BruijnDue to inflation, families across the country are facing higher costs for gas, energy, housing, groceries and other goods.Teams and leaders who work across Cook Children’s Health Care System have seen the extra stress this has cause...
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July
13,
2022
| 12:54 PM America/Chicago
By Emma PignatoWhile you’re having fun by the pool this summer, ensure your pool safety plan includes a Water Watcher: an adult who is designated to watch children around the pool at all times. Drowning is silent, so it’s vital to designate a Water W...
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June
07,
2022
| 14:15 PM America/Chicago
Parents and caregivers may have questions following the reports of pediatric cases of severe hepatitis in multiple states. Here's what parents need to know.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified and received reports of a cluste...
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2021
August
09,
2021
| 09:49 AM America/Chicago
There are currently 16 patients being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for COVID-19, and medical professionals worry the new school year could drive hospitalizations up even further. Just weeks before students head back to class in person, C...
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2020
April
21,
2020
| 16:15 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Whitney Appleby, a licensed psychologist at Cook Children's Psychology Clinic - Denton, shares strategies on how caregivers can balance parenting, working, and teaching children from home during the COVID-19 global pandemic. ...
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2019
January
15,
2019
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
Meals should be a happy and pleasant childhood experience. In our busy lives, it might be one of the few times when we all slow down and check in with one another. But I hear from my patient families all the time that it's anything but relaxing. ...
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2018
December
07,
2018
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
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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March
08,
2018
| 16:39 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Vanessa Charette provided wise counsel in her blog titled “Do you ‘Mom-Shame?’—Well Shame on You.” As a complement to that, I would like to propose an important next step—that we parents stop shaming ourselves. We almost all engage in this, and t...
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2017
April
10,
2017
| 16:30 PM America/Chicago
The tables are set and a three-course meal is ready to be served. Six couples find their names on place cards and seat themselves in front of carefully arranged china and flatware. Soon, they’ll be watching Sleepless in Seattle while waiters serve pe...
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2016
June
06,
2016
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
As we begin the swimming season, common sense advice is useful in all instances for parents; however, there are situations where children have additional challenges making plans for swim trips and water safety even more important. In my field, childr...
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2015
August
04,
2015
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
Video of a deputy sheriff in Covington, Ky., using handcuffs to restrain an 8-year-old boy has ignited a heated conversation nationwide. According to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday, the deputy violated the r...
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