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2020
July
30,
2020
| 14:37 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Sleep, it’s important, right?! Has your kid's new COVID-19 schedule got them going to bed after midnight and sleeping until noon? Well it’s time NOW to start getting back into a normal sleep schedule for school, even...
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July
30,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Is it necessary to get a sports physical this year? After all, are we even going to have sports this year? Plus, in the age of COVID, you may feel hesitant to bring your child to a pediatrician’s office right now. I ...
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July
28,
2020
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
By Michelle Bailey, M.D. Being a pediatrician is a special job. You get involved in not only a child’s life, but become a part of the entire family. I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 4, and this is the reason I became a pediatrician. My pe...
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July
15,
2020
| 15:07 PM America/Chicago
Recently, I wrote a post titled, “Is Going Back to School or Online Learning Best for Your Child?” A Pediatrician Shares what Parents Should Consider?” Following that initial article, we received a lot of questions from you all. I wanted to take t...
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July
08,
2020
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
By Justin Smith, M.D. “What’s school going to look like in the fall?” “Should I send my child or keep them at home?” These are the questions that every parent is probably already asking as school districts roll out their plans for re-opening sc...
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June
22,
2020
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
As Texas enters Phase 3 of Governor Gregg Abbott’s plans reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, bars, restaurants, amusement parks and sports venues are working to welcome back patrons. But for many parents, their biggest concern remains wha...
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June
18,
2020
| 11:34 AM America/Chicago
By Ramon Kinloch, M.D. A tie. A pair of slippers. Cuff links. A wallet. What do these things have in common? They’re all examples of gifts that I have given to my dad for Father’s Day. This year will be a little bit different because, for the firs...
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June
17,
2020
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
By Bianka Soria-Olmos, D.O., FAAP As the tragic events of the past few days unfold across the nation, I can’t help but think when I first learned about race as a child. My light skin and eyes may not give away my Mexican heritage. They may not ...
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June
17,
2020
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
Parental visits are a time to get to know parents and for them to get to know me. The visits can be straightforward with discussions of office times and well checks. Sometimes they are more complex with discussions about vaccines, antibiotic usage an...
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June
16,
2020
| 16:22 PM America/Chicago
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) causes an abnormal shape of the red blood cells. The red blood cells are shaped like crescents instead of circles. They don’t last long and they can get stuck in the blood vessels, which blocks the blood flow, often resultin...
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June
15,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
At my house, the 4- and 6-year-old natives are growing restless. The backyard isn’t cutting it anymore, biking up and down the street is growing old, and running around in the sprinkler now holds as much joy as a root canal. The parks are calling our...
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June
09,
2020
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
Normally, it's time for kids to pack their bags, kiss their parents goodbye, get on a bus, and head to Camp John Marc. Last year, 1,081 kids, 175 employees and 231 volunteers went through some form of this ritual. But as we all know, nothing is no...
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May
29,
2020
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
As much as anything I’m missing this spring and summer, watching my kids play the sports they love is probably near the top. Sports can teach us so much about life and seeing our kids work hard on something and succeed is one of my favorite parts of ...
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May
21,
2020
| 20:50 PM America/Chicago
By Daphne N. Shaw, M.D. If your daughter is anything like mine, seeing an article with this title will likely send her slinking to her room, cheeks flushed. Kinda like when my dog disappears the moment he catches onto the fact that a visit to the ...
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May
13,
2020
| 15:42 PM America/Chicago
Fortunately, kids with COVID-19 have been relatively mildly affected up to this point. However, as we progress through the pandemic, we are learning more about some rare exceptions. COVID-19 has now been associated with a syndrome in children know...
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March
06,
2020
| 14:44 PM America/Chicago
By now, you may have been one of the more than 350,000 people across the country who watched the video featuring Joey Belles, a Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology patient, complete his version of a marathon last month. If not, you can still watc...
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March
05,
2020
| 14:50 PM America/Chicago
Children can run, jump and play for hours and may not share complaints – particularly when their tummies, heads or knees hurt – until after the fun is over. One of the first things I like to know when ascertaining the seriousness of a child’s cond...
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February
24,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
Antibiotics have been one of the most amazing advances in medicine, preventing countless deaths and relieving suffering for conditions that historically had no treatment. While antibiotics are critically necessary in particular infections, doctors...
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February
19,
2020
| 09:39 AM America/Chicago
After waking up in a hospital bed at Cook Children’s Medical Center the day after his fifth open-heart surgery, Garrett Martin wondered if he made the right choice. “I had my chest bone ripped open. It’s going to hurt,” Martin, 21 years old, said....
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January
16,
2020
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
"Why is the school nurse calling me?" "Your child is here with a sore throat. I know they haven’t had a fever, but strep has been going around." Whelp, there goes your day. Cancel all your meetings. Call your pediatrician's office. Get an appoi...
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January
07,
2020
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
“What do I do when my pre-teen or teenager starts to pull away?” Man…this is a tough one. Remember when your child was a toddler, and you taught them to poop on the potty? It was all leading up to this moment. Everything we have taught them alo...
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2019
November
26,
2019
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
Germs are gross. Kids are gross. Germs and kids are doubly gross. As parents, we know this is true, especially during this time of year. The illness visits are piling up in my office and throughout the Cook Children's system. The days off sc...
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November
18,
2019
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
Last week, Nov. 17-23, 2019, 826 patients were tested for the flu, with 210 testing positive for the flu (197 Flu B, 13 Flu A) and 209 more testing postive for RSV. ...
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October
22,
2019
| 10:43 AM America/Chicago
Your child comes home from school or daycare with a note alerting you to a case of hand, foot and mouth disease. You grab your phone and type in a few keywords and are immediately overwhelmed with the wealth of information on the internet. So, ...
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October
17,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
Suicide rates among young people rose at an alarming rate in the U.S. between 2007 and 2017, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found: That suicides increased by 56% during the 10-year sp...
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October
03,
2019
| 10:45 AM America/Chicago
Fortunately, chest pain in kids is rarely their heart but here are 5 signs that you should be worried about: The pain is "crushing" or pressing down. There are other symptoms like passing out, nausea or skipping/racing heartbeats. The pain is ...
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September
19,
2019
| 14:46 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s is looking for parents of children ages 4-12 years old to participate in a gun safety research project.  The study takes place on the Cook Children's main campus in Fort Worth, Texas, and participants must be willing to attend the ...
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September
06,
2019
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Christian Englert was born with genetic hand tremors, like many of his family members. The tremors were never an issue, especially when he was drumming or doing school work … until he turned 15 when they helped diagnose a rare br...
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September
03,
2019
| 13:41 PM America/Chicago
The numbers seemed too good to be true. A pool drowning death had not been reported at Cook Children’s throughout the summer of 2019. Even as the summer was winding down, every member of the Emergency Department knew a fatal drowning could still h...
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August
29,
2019
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
It's hard to turn on the news and not see a story about the dangers of e-cigarettes or vaping.  As of Aug. 28, 2019, there have been nearly 200 reported incidents of vaping-related illness in 22 states, resulting in at least one death.  Earlier...
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