Checkup Newsroom (prevention)

2019
September
26,
2019
| 05:42 PM America/Chicago
When it comes to childhood, not all experiences are left in the past. Some stay with us and impact our development mentally, physically and emotionally for years to come. Specifically, adversity and traumatic experiences like abuse, neglect and high ...
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2018
April
06,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
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2017
July
14,
2017
| 05:26 PM America/Chicago
Deaths caused by accidental injuries have decreased over 50 percent since the 1980s. However, since the 1990s, deaths caused by accidental poisonings have doubled. Following a few simple safety steps can help prevent accidental poisonings.Click here ...
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April
17,
2017
| 08:31 PM America/Chicago
WFAA - Right out front of Cook Children’s today, there is a powerful display of an enormous problem, child abuse. Nurses, doctors and staff from the hospital’s CARE unit took time to carefully plant 1,496 pinwheels in the lawn. Each one represents a ...
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February
23,
2017
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
With a high of 90 degrees expected today, it's clear the risk of a child drowning isn’t a seasonal event. February isn’t over and already four children have been treated for near-drowning accidents at Cook Children’s Emergency Department. All of t...
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2016
August
01,
2016
| 04:33 PM America/Chicago
My daughter Abby is fully vaccinated. I made this decision for her without any hesitation. The physicians, nurse practitioners, and staff at Cook Children's Willow Park Pediatrics have all fully vaccinated their children. Every single child. Every...
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July
06,
2016
| 09:39 PM America/Chicago
Drowning is quick. Safe Kids Worldwide estimates you may have less than a minute to react once a child begins to struggle in a pool. And yet, one in three parents surveyed has left their child at pool for two to three minutes without supervision. ...
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July
06,
2016
| 04:11 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that drowning will most likely affect you or someone you know?Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children ages 1 to 4 years old and the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for ag...
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July
06,
2016
| 04:11 PM America/Chicago
Everyone thinks it won't happen to them. Unfortunately, drowning can happen to anyone. Keep your children safe around water with these nine tips to prevent drowning.  1. Get in the water. Be in arms reach of your child. Don't let your child out of...
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2015
December
08,
2015
| 06:19 PM America/Chicago
Cheerleading has changed in the past 30 years from yells and claps to routines with high level gymnastic tumbling runs and stunts. It has also become a year-round sport with summer camps and cheerleading competitions. This has increased the numbe...
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November
16,
2015
| 02:01 PM America/Chicago
Imagine you are 5 years old. It’s a beautiful day and you are stuck in the house with a fever. Your wonderful mother gives you little orange tablets that taste like oranges. You think taking these little tablets that look a lot like M&M’s will make y...
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July
22,
2015
| 06:48 PM America/Chicago
Protect your kids. That was the overall message from Fort Worth, Texas Mayor Betsy Price and representatives from the city of Fort Worth, including Cook Children's, at a press conference to address city-wide support of drowning prevention measures...
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July
02,
2015
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
The drowning numbers at Cook Children’s alone are startling: 2 deaths to begin the month of July 26 non-fatal drownings from June 1 to July 1, 2015 43 non-fatal drownings from Oct. 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 4 fatal drownings during that sam...
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May
05,
2015
| 05:12 PM America/Chicago
There are four letter words every parent dreads hearing. The most horrifying of them all… L I C E! Even typing the word makes me itch. When I drop the “L bomb” parents literally shrink in horror from their kids. And the kids…. their reactions range f...
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April
10,
2015
| 05:03 PM America/Chicago
Tornado season is upon us with all the anxiety and fear it brings. Each year we see the horrible devastation that hits our friends and neighbors in this area. It's easy to give in to those fears. How can we protect our children? How can we save our h...
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2014
July
02,
2014
| 11:46 PM America/Chicago
Yes, Sharon Evans is aware that car seat recalls are in the news. But the Trauma/Injury Prevention outreach coordinator at Cook Children’s, stresses to parents that keeping children in car seats is incredibly crucial in keeping them safe. Statistics ...
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May
20,
2014
| 04:42 PM America/Chicago
Marc Mazade, an Infectious Disease specialist at Cook Children’s, first heard about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at a presentation last year.While Dr. Mazade says the attack rate of MERS seems low compared to other respiratory illnesses, h...
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May
19,
2014
| 07:58 PM America/Chicago
Don't be fooled by a nice, cool day. Your child is still in danger if left alone in a car too long.Safe Kids reports heatstroke deaths have occurred in 11 different months of the year and in nearly all 50 states.Parents may mistakenly think they can ...
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April
25,
2014
| 06:04 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 129 cases of measles, the highest number  in the United States since 1996. The CDC states that from Jan. 1-April 18, 2014 a total of 129 cases of measles were recorded in this country....
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April
17,
2014
| 06:20 PM America/Chicago
Heart conditions in children and young adults go undetected too often.  But there are some signs and symptoms of an undetected heart condition. If your child has experienced any of these symptoms, please talk to your Cook Children’s pediatrician. Hav...
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April
04,
2014
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
With the recent increase in young athletes specializing in baseball year round, there are several key things that are important for them to know to avoid injuries. Baseball players should be educated about posture, strength, warm-ups, pitch counts an...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:27 PM America/Chicago
Because of the icy road conditions lately, you’ve probably kept your family indoors recently to make sure they were safe. But if you aren’t careful this winter, you risk new dangers inside your home.Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ bec...
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2013
August
22,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Exciting news about childhood obesity hit the headlines at the beginning of this month. After decades of continued rise in the number of obese children, a decline in childhood obesity was reported.I, and I’m sure many others who care for children, we...
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March
21,
2013
| 02:04 PM America/Chicago
Eating a clean and health diet is one of our 2013 family goals. We have strived to prepare more home-cooked meals and have brought more fresh ingredients since the beginning of the year. I’ve been actively seeking new recipes to try and have been loo...
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