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Cook Children's - Childhood is simple. Until it isn't.
Cook Children's - Childhood is simple. Until it isn't.

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For the staff of the Rees-Jones Behavioral Health Center, their work is never ending with children in crisis arriving at their doors at record rates. Since opening its doors in March, the Rees-Jones Center has served as a safe place for children struggling with severe mental illness. Its patients are among the sickest of the sick, often admitted after trying to harm themselves or someone else. Read today’s Checkup Newsroom article to learn more about the Rees-Jones Center and the alarming number of children who are in need of its services. #mentalhealthawareness
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Ivy Chacon's parents had a difficult time imagining the complex problems of their 1-year-old daughter's heart until they were able to hold a 3D model of it in their hands. Read this story in The Dallas Morning News to find out how a new 3D lab is helping Cook Children's surgeons mend tiny hearts and educate patients' families. #heartmonth #3Dprinting #CHDAwareness #CHD
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and parents, you may not be the only ones thinking about going out on a date. But is your teen ready? A child psychologist, and mom, helps you decide if your teen is ready to take that first step into the world of dating and broken hearts.
Is My Teen Ready To Date?
Is My Teen Ready To Date?
checkupnewsroom.com
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You've probably seen the sad story of Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter. It's one we all know too well at Cook Children's. Since 2009 more than 520 kids have been seen for ATV-related injuries and three of those children have died. Read why our Trauma Injury Prevention coordinator is against kids on all-terrain vehicles: http://bit.ly/2jZeoXs
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What's your child's habit that makes you cringe? Today, a pediatrician in one of our Neighborhood Clinics talks your child's bad habits. Whether it's thumb sucking, biting nails or picking noses, today we discuss your child's habits. Should you break them? And if so, how? http://bit.ly/2lg3QnC
Breaking Bad ... Habits
Breaking Bad ... Habits
checkupnewsroom.com
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Jordan and Katie Guidry's baby was born at 27 weeks and 3 days with a rare #heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. Their baby needed surgery. But before their son could be operated on, the Guidrys learned their heart surgeon was moving away. Read how a phone call from Cook Children's changed the family's lives. Click to read: http://bit.ly/2kAGiNd #Rockyourscar #CHD #Heartmonth
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We can learn a lot from our four-legged friends. Read these 5 important life lessons Ralph has taught Kizzy Marco, a certified Child Life Specialist, as they walk the halls of Cook Children's every day: http://bit.ly/2jR2mm8
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning urging parents to stop using homeopathic #teething products, labeled to treat the pain or irritability associated with teething. However, these teething tabs could be extremely dangerous to your baby. Read to learn why parents shouldn't give teething babies these homeopathic remedies: http://bit.ly/2ebeqOK
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Before you purchase a newborn baby respiratory monitor, read today's blog from a Cook Children's pediatrician. Do they prevent SIDS? Will they give you peace of mind. You will want to read Doc Smitty's views on the latest in newborn technology: http://bit.ly/2jxE0Lz
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Imagine if your child walked up to you with blood streaming down his or her face. The Doc Smitty gives 5 reasons why it could happen. Click to read. http://bit.ly/2kbo70R
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