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2022
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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April
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the amazing people who dedicate their time to Cook Children’s patients, families and Our Promise.National Volunteer Week (April 17-23) recognizes the contributions that volunteers make every...
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April
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
Because of organ donation, the tragic death of 7-year-old Justin Owens produced a new lease on life for four other people.Justin is one of 58 deceased patients at Cook Children’s who became organ donors from 2017 to 2021. Those donors provided 223 ki...
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April
07,
2022
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
Editor's note: It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate libraries, library workers and to promote library use and support.Six years ago, Ashley Brock, MLS, AHIP, Family Library/Literacy Program manager, visited a family member after their surg...
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2016
April
29,
2016
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
Being a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner isn’t an easy job. It means spending long hours monitoring, counseling and educating heart surgery patients during one of the most stressful times of their lives. For Crystal Flores, it also means using her p...
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2015
December
17,
2015
| 13:28 PM America/Chicago
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know how awful they can be. Nausea, dizziness plus sensitivity to light and sound… and that’s just the cherry on top of extreme head pain. It can be a hard thing for adults to deal with. Unfortunately, many child...
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November
12,
2015
| 11:24 AM America/Chicago
When a child is in need of immediate medical attention, every moment counts. That's why the Teddy Bear Transport team at Cook Children's Medical Center works around the clock, ready to respond as soon as a call comes in. So when a medical helicopter ...
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July
28,
2015
| 15:16 PM America/Chicago
So, your baby can’t sleep on his side, but your mom says he will sleep better that way. You decide to seek out some information online and you find this: “Although data to make specific recommendations as to when it is safe for infants to sleep...
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2014
December
30,
2014
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
New Year’s Resolutions. I resolved to quit doing them years ago. Which means I quit systematically breaking them years ago as well. This doesn’t mean that I don’t work to improve myself; I just try to do it every day and not just on New Year’s ...
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