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Flu season hits Texas hard
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The flu season has started a month early this year and is aggressive! Flu has quickly spread across Texas and the southwest United States. While some children need medical evaluation immediately, others may safely be cared for at home. The Cook Children's Health Care System is rallying all possible resources to provide care for all those in need. Learn more.

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Understanding Asperger’s syndrome A new tradition of health Embracing the Christmas spirit 'The trip'

Understanding Asperger's syndrome

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Asperger's syndrome is in the news. Catherine Nicholas, M.D., a Cook Children's pediatrician explains what you need to know about Asperger's syndrome.

A new tradition of health

Information gained from a recent study on obesity, represents a call to action for parents and families. Information is now available even before a child enters pre-school or elementary school regarding risk for obesity. One doctor suggests new ways to get your family healthy.

Embracing the Christmas spirit

Sandra Peaks, M.D., a Cook Children's pediatrician, lives in a Christmas lights neighborhood. But when people ask her about the lights? She usually replies something along the lines of knowing it and living it are two different things. Find out what she means.

'The trip'

Safety Bear has returned home safe and sound. We wrap up his journey with thoughts from his traveling companions and friends, David Aycock and Toby Tull. Learn what it's like traveling the world with an adventurous bear and the very special reason why they went on their trip of a lifetime.

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Holiday wishes from Cook Children’s

Holiday wishes from Cook Children's

You might think that a children's hospital would be a sad and lonely place during the month of December. For children and families who are actively working beside a medical team to be healed and return home this is not the case. Read story.


Food Flight - A holiday healthy eating game

Cook Children's wish list Build a Bear Workshop

Making a Wish List and checking it twice

Want to make a child's holiday season brighter? Please visit the Cook Children's 2012 Wish List and make a contribution.

A beary special holiday surprise for you

Have yourself a beary merry Christmas at Cook Children's Build-A-Bear Workshop with this special holiday coupon.


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