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2023
February
03,
2023
| 11:43 AM America/Chicago
World Cancer Day on Feb. 4 is an important day to raise awareness about prevention, detection, and treatment. Started by the Union for International Cancer Control in 2008, World Cancer Day activities seek to significantly reduce illness and death ca...
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February
01,
2023
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerKaitlin Bates and her three young sons heard a loud pop while walking on a nature trail one day last summer. At first, Kaitlin thought their stroller ran over something, maybe a snake. Then her 18-month-old son Jace started screaming. K...
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January
31,
2023
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
On Jan. 23, 2023, a team of medical experts from multiple specialties collaborated to perform the first separation of conjoined twins, JamieLynn and AmieLynn, in Cook Children's Medical Center's 105-year history.The medical professionals were separat...
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January
26,
2023
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s and Twisted X®, a Twisted X Global Brands company, have joined together to create the Cook Children’s by Twisted X Collection. Twisted X will donate 100 percent of wholesale proceeds from every pair of shoes sold from this collection ...
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January
25,
2023
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
Sisters JamieLynn and AmieLynn underwent surgery on Monday, becoming the first conjoined twins to be separated at Cook Children’s Medical Center.Jamie and Amie lay face-to-face and shared a liver, which was successfully separated during the 11-hour p...
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January
17,
2023
| 10:01 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleFor Kevin Greene, business is personal.Every day that he walks into work as vice president and administrator at Cook Children’s Medical Center – Prosper, his two young sons are on his mind. Greene sees them in every face he encounters ...
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January
12,
2023
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThey grow up so fast. One minute you’re rocking your baby in your arms and breathing in their sweet baby smell from the top of their head, and the next you’re carting them off to the doctor for their teen physical and wellness check.In...
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January
09,
2023
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
It was a historical day for Cook Children's Health Care System! Cook Children's Medical Center - Prosper opened up its doors to the community at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. Our team members in Prosper have already served patients in the community under...
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January
06,
2023
| 16:14 PM America/Chicago
Texas Country artist Josh Abbott visited patients and staff members at Cook Children’s Medical Center on Jan. 6 to share his music and to bring some smiles. While at the children’s hospital, Abbott talked about his partnership with the Texas Dairy Qu...
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2022
December
28,
2022
| 09:29 AM America/Chicago
Child Life Specialist Series: We're diving 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 settings.By Ashley Pagenkopf...
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December
20,
2022
| 15:17 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's patients enjoyed a Christmas party on Tuesday morning with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. They received gifts and participated in arts and crafts activities.Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Lauren Graham and Eline Wiggins. ...
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December
13,
2022
| 16:47 PM America/Chicago
The Texas Rangers had their annual holiday visit with Cook Children's patients on Dec. 13, 2022. Current and former players, along with members of their broadcast team, surprised patients in multiple departments at the Medical Center to spread some h...
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December
12,
2022
| 14:36 PM America/Chicago
The Dallas Cowboys stopped by for their annual visit with Cook Children's patients on Dec. 12, 2022.Football players and cheerleaders surprised patients in multiple departments at the Medical Center to spread some holiday cheer. There were extra smil...
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October
27,
2022
| 10:47 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is facing an early increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu cases this season, which are overwhelming our medical facilities. Please help us by doing your part to help stop the spread of respiratory illnesses.A surge in f...
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October
19,
2022
| 14:44 PM America/Chicago
North Texas may be the home base for Cook Children’s Medical Center, but the hospital’s reach stretches far beyond its eight-county service area, thanks in large part to Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport. This year marks 40 years of Teddy Bear Tra...
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October
03,
2022
| 11:03 AM America/Chicago
By Linda GoelzerA recently approved drug is giving hope to younger patients living with sickle cell disease (SCD). Crizanlizumab is intended to reduce the frequency of pain crises and limit hospitalization in adult and pediatric patients ages 16 and ...
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September
28,
2022
| 12:45 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeFour-year-old Winnie Babalola smiles all the time and talks nonstop. But it wasn’t always that way.Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at two weeks old, Winnie faced a condition that can cause damage to organs and intense pain episodes....
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September
21,
2022
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerAiden Snyder responded with determination and positivity when his leukemia came back again and again and again after his initial diagnosis at age 4.With each relapse, Aiden’s doctors tried a new approach to combat the rogue cells overta...
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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
09,
2022
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Video by Tom Riehm.National Teddy Bear Day is Sept. 9.  We're celebrating in a BEARY special way for this patient tradition at Cook Children's.In July, the Cook Children's Spiritual Care team called on the community to restock the prayer bear den. As...
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August
30,
2022
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
For the second year in a row, Cook Children’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centers are seeing a big influx of parents bringing in children who have been exposed to COVID-19 but show no symptoms. This is causing long wait times at all location...
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August
12,
2022
| 10:25 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children's held an indoor rock climbing event on Thursday at Texas Christian University Recreational Center for patients with congenital hand and upper extremity differences. Children and parents had the opportunity to participate in a controlle...
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August
04,
2022
| 11:25 AM America/Chicago
Video by Tom RiehmThursday, Aug. 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. You may know that cookies are celebrated at Cook Children's year-round. Each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. freshly baked, warm cookies are available in Camelot Court for $1 e...
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July
18,
2022
| 11:44 AM America/Chicago
By Gina BestAsked what makes her mighty, Makenzie Chapa flexes her biceps and flashes a smile.“I have muscles,” she says with an upward tilt of her chin.Those who meet the precocious 7-year-old would no doubt agree she’s strong. But so much more radi...
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July
13,
2022
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerIt’s important that families feel confident and empowered when they come away from a Cook Children’s visit with written information that clearly and specifically addresses their health concerns.Cook Children’s strives to consistently pr...
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June
14,
2022
| 14:56 PM America/Chicago
List ranks Cook Children’s among the best children’s hospitals for pediatric cancer, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonologyCook Children’s Health Care System has successfully achieved six rankings in the U.S. N...
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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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June
02,
2022
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 to highlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.By Eline deBruijn WigginsA family and community are inspired after a 15-year-old boy was revived for the second time ...
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June
02,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) made school a struggle for 17-year-old Moses Hernandez as far back as kindergarten.“Basically I was all over the place. I would talk a lot, always. I couldn’t stay focused on one thing,” h...
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May
19,
2022
| 14:43 PM America/Chicago
Five-year-old Austyn Rabel is one of more than 2.5 million people in the world with Neurofibromatosis (NF). When she was just 10 months old, Austyn had developed 13 café au lait (light brown) spots on her body. She came to Cook Children’s Medical Cen...
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