Patient Stories
A celebration of the women who made Cook Children’s

A celebration of the women who made Cook Children’s

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we look back at the valuable contribution women have played in establishing Cook Children’s.
Health insurance: how to understand your plan

Health insurance: how to understand your plan

We know what most of you think when you hear the words health insurance. You probably don’t want to hear much about it. Let’s face it, it’s not a quick read, it’s not always an easy read and it can be hard to understand the entire policy. But in today’s climate, it’s vitally important to...
Happy Valentine's Day from Cook Children's

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cook Children’s

Our patients at Cook Children's wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day in a special video that should place a smile on your face.
Cook Children’s off the wall idea

Cook Children’s off the wall idea

As construction begins on Cook Children’s Medical Center’s South Tower, the medical center mascot, Peaks the Dragon, has embarked on a tour that’s been captured in a fun and unique way. Peaks is at many of the most enjoyable venues in North Texas on the fence surrounding the project.
Drop it like it's hot - your child’s fever/pain relievers

Drop it like it’s hot – your child’s fever/pain relievers

It’s definitely flu season! We are also seeing a lot of viruses with higher temperatures. Let’s talk fever reducers/pain relievers.
Our top 5 most popular stories of 2013

Our top 5 most popular stories of 2013

Thousands of you visited www.cookchildrens.org/checkupblog in 2013. We take a look back at the five most-read pieces of the year. Did any of your favorites make the list?
Mia's story: The importance of a heart screen

Mia’s story: The importance of a heart screen

The cardiologist asked me to sit while he explained everything very carefully. I was diagnosed with a very rare but potentially deadly heart condition called Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW).
'Back To December'

‘Back To December’

For a child who has one of the most unique diseases in the world and has lost both her parents to cancer, Carson’s love for Taylor Swift is refreshingly common.
'Miracle Maddie'

‘Miracle Maddie’

Silence spread throughout the room as anxious family members, nurses, and friends reveled in the soft utterance of four special words, “Mommy I love you.” Eyes welled with tears and a sense of comfort enveloped those in Madilyn Abor’s hospital room.
Beating the odds

Beating the odds

At just 3 years old, Isaac Eaton has repeatedly beaten the odds. Eleven surgeries, including seven heart surgeries, and numerous procedures later, Isaac is smiling, laughing, and enjoying his new school.
Austin Roberts helps 500 (and counting) 'Refuse To Lose'

Austin Roberts helps 500 (and counting) ‘Refuse To Lose’

Cook Children's recently finished its 500th iMRI case. A remarkable acheivement that began with the journey of one remarkable family in 2002. The 'Refuse To Lose' campaign continues with each new victory.
A balancing act

A balancing act

Mary Nicholson has competed at the national level and is one of the top gymnasts at her level and in her age group. She also has the nagging injuries, bumps and bruises that come with being an accomplished gymnast.

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