Checkup Newsroom (winter)

2018
November
12,
2018
Bitterly cold weather is making its way into North Texas as we speak. By Tuesday morning, the temperature in Fort Worth is expected to be in the 20’s. To keep your family safe and warm through this first taste of winter, here are a few things to reme...
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January
16,
2018
It's winter time and our medical center is seeing a lot of viral triggered asthma admitted to Cook Children's.  "One of the triggers of asthma symptoms are respiratory viruses and we are seeing a large number of those driving people to access Emer...
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January
15,
2018
We don’t see much snow or even the old “wintery mix” in Texas, so when we do there’s a good bet your kids will want to head outside. Dressing your children appropriately when the mercury plunges is particularly important. Failing to do so can resu...
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2016
December
07,
2016
The first time it happened, my youngest boy was 2 years old. I dropped him off at preschool in 40 degree weather and explained to the teacher that he refused to wear pants. So, I left him in shorts and with a jacket. He was fine. The next year I conv...
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December
02,
2016
If you are staying at the grandparents during the holidays, warn your kids to be ready for the winter checklist from them before they go outside and play. Make sure your hair is dry. Wear shoes outside. Put on your hat. But does any of th...
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2015
December
29,
2015
Your kids will likely be sicker in the winter than they are in the summer. Some estimate that children will have 8-12 upper respiratory infections (coughs and colds) per year. Because many of those will be clustered in the winter and viral respira...
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December
08,
2015
You spent the weekend outside playing with your kids or hanging up Christmas lights. Then you walk inside, feel your arm itching and see the familiar red bumps on your arms. Mosquitoes! In December? Why are we still seeing mosquitoes three week...
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March
06,
2015
We've seen ice and snow in Texas lately, not exactly tanning weather. Teens may be desperate to maintain their summer glow by going to the tanning bed. Here's why they should say no. ...
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February
27,
2015
You are home with your kids and it's snowing outside. You look out the window and everyone admires the winter wonderland. Now what? We reached out to a few of our experts at Cook Children's for some fun ideas. Enjoy the snow! ...
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January
16,
2015
Hand hygiene is important year-round, but it's critical during winter when the spread of virus peaks. Plant the seeds of cleanliness early by modeling proper hand washing for toddlers - 20 seconds of scrubbing from wrists to fingernails does the tric...
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2014
July
30,
2014
When I came home from the hospital with my new bundle of joy last fall, the first two weeks were filled with the tasks of survival – learning to feed my son, making sure he was growing appropriately, entertaining family and friends who wanted to meet...
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