Rare Summer Spike In RSV Cases Reported In North TexasOutbreaks of the virus usually begin in October and last through March, but COVID-19 precautions may have delayed the normal RSV season.
Pharmacists In Texas & Every Other U.S. State Can Now Give Childhood VaccinationsPharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations under a new directive aimed at preventing future outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases.
'When You're Not Vaccinating, You're Extending The Risk': Doctors Worry About Coronavirus & Measles As Texas Students Skip VaccinesThis year, with COVID-19, a measles or a whooping cough outbreak at a school could stretch local health resources to the limit.
Pediatricians Say Texas Immunization Rates Have Plunged During PandemicData from Scientific American shows vaccination rates dropped to just 44% in Texas during March of this year.
Texas School Districts Partnering With Hospitals To Offer Telemedicine For StudentsA partnership between Cook Children's and school districts across North Texas has students seeing pediatric providers, and getting diagnosed, without ever leaving school.
North Texas Pediatrician Killed By Falling Tree In Great Smoky Mountains To Be Laid To RestDr. Laila Jiwani, 42, was hiking last Thursday with her family in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee when high winds knocked a tree down.
North Texas Pediatrician Suspended After Months Of Bizarre BehaviorAfter more than 20 years licensed in Texas, the board suspended Dr. Kurt Pflieger, after he showed up to work last week crying and wearing pajamas. The breakdown ended months of illegal behavior according to the documents.
Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
Pediatricians: Babies Should Sleep In Same Room As ParentsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death.
Anti-Vaccine Trend Worries North Texas DoctorsTo vaccinate or not? It’s a contentious difference of opinion around North Texas and the nation that some experts say puts public health at risk.
Schools Taking Special Measures & Brace For Enterovirus 68Kindergartners at Independence Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District are learning a valuable lesson. Their special education comes as North Texas braces for Enterovirus 68.
North Texas Pediatricians On Look Out For Rare Respiratory VirusNorth Texas doctors say it’s just a matter of time before a virus sweeping the Midwest makes it way here. The rare respiratory virus is called “enterovirus 68” and it mimics a summer cold.
Scientists: 'Helicopter Parenting' Leads To Overweight KidsScientist say parental fears could be making kids fat. For the first time, researchers say they can prove that ‘helicopter parenting’ – adults who micromanage their child’s every move -- is fueling the childhood obesity epidemic.
Parents Question If Girls Are Visiting Gynecologist Too EarlyMost parents will tell you their children grow up too fast. More and more, gynecologists are seeing girls as young as 13-years-old. Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth recently began following the recommendation.
Some Worried ACA Will Worsen Doctor ShortageFor many North Texans the months-long wait times for a doctor's appointment has become the norm and all this is before the Affordable Care Act extends coverage to possibly millions more Americans.