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2021
September
13,
2021
| 11:30 AM America/Chicago
It’s alarming but not uncommon these days in health care settings to see children and teens who gained a significant amount of weight in the past year … 20, 30, 40 or even 50 pounds.What played a role? In some cases, junk food and lack of exercise as...
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July
19,
2021
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s Health Care System is proud to announce its Hyperinsulinism Center is now one of six Hyperinsulinism Centers of Excellence in the world. The designation, awarded by Congenital Hyperinsulinism International, recognizes centers that pro...
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2020
November
05,
2020
| 08:59 AM America/Chicago
Paul Thornton, M.D., always knew he would become a doctor. Even when no one else did.Like a lot of boys growing up, Dr. Thornton’s interest centered on athletics. He calls himself a “sports fanatic,” playing rugby, cricket, tennis and swimming. As a ...
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2019
November
14,
2019
| 13:37 PM America/Chicago
At a time when she needed inspiration the most, Brec Bassinger looked to Nick Jonas. Now at 18 years old, she hopes to be an example for children with Type 1 diabetes. Brec was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 8 years old. Shortly after her diagn...
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November
14,
2019
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
Hi. My name is Landry Murphy. I’m a teenage girl with a lot of hopes and dreams, but with a lot of desires comes big responsibilities. One responsibility that I did not get to “choose” is being a Type 1 diabetic. I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic and a ...
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May
17,
2019
| 15:12 PM America/Chicago
“Grace, this is Alecia from Dr. Gamble’s office, do you have a minute to talk?” The phone from Clinical Genetics came at 5:12 p.m. on April 10, 2018. Grace Wilson-Rabel remembers the exact time and date because it’s the moment that changed her lif...
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January
16,
2019
| 10:06 AM America/Chicago
By now you may have seen the tragic story of Journey, a diabetic alert dog who died of a gunshot wound outside of her family's home.  Diabetic alert dogs like Journey are specially trained to detect high or low levels of blood sugar for kids like ...
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January
11,
2019
| 10:37 AM America/Chicago
By Caroline Weber When your child looks and acts healthy, it’s hard to understand how they could have a condition that, without proper treatment, could cause them to have a heart attack or stroke before the age of 50. Maria Gutierrez found herself...
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2018
August
02,
2018
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
Kim Mangham, M.D., a Cook Children’s pediatrician in Keller, estimates most kids get sick about 6 to 8 times a year, which can cause frustration for parents and leave them wondering if they should do something more to keep them healthy. “They ofte...
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August
01,
2018
| 14:56 PM America/Chicago
Similar to most parents, Chris and Kendra Braughton waited anxiously for nine months to meet their first child. Harper brought more joy than they had imagined to their lives, and also a one in a million diagnosis. Harper was born with a rare g...
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March
06,
2018
| 10:13 AM America/Chicago
Two new studies emphasize the dangers of teens using e-cigarettes. The studies published in Pediatrics magazine showed teens who only vape have the highest level of cancer causing chemicals in their bodies and the e-cigarettes are associated with ...
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2017
December
28,
2017
| 21:35 PM America/Chicago
Carol and Emmanuel Vallecalle welcomed their first daughter into the world in late October, beaming with excitement. Everything seemed so perfect, they couldn’t imagine a single thing could go wrong. Their 7-year-old son looked forward to becoming a ...
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December
22,
2017
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
WFAA - During the holiday season, Cook Children's Medical Center takes decorating to new heights, from twinkling lights and festive ornaments to a magnificent tree. They make it so special, knowing that for many families, there is where they'll spend...
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December
06,
2017
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
A new study shows the importance and possibly life-changing impact of losing weight in controlling Type 2 diabetes. In a paper published in the Lancet, UK researchers found that people with diabetes went into remission after participating in a rigoro...
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November
14,
2017
| 11:28 AM America/Chicago
Diabetes is a tough disease for anyone, but females with diabetes face their own challenges. Both girls and boys can be develop Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, but only females have to be concerned with a type of diabetes that begins during pregnancy....
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October
11,
2017
| 15:32 PM America/Chicago
A new world-wide study shows that 10 times more children and adolescents are considered obese than they were 40 years ago. The report published in The Lancet states the amount of children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016, compared to 11...
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September
08,
2017
| 15:39 PM America/Chicago
I think that human beings are drawn to see uniqueness in our surroundings. We make note of differences and often form quick impressions about what we see. Difference in height from person to person, for instance, is one feature that easily stands out...
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July
28,
2017
| 09:46 AM America/Chicago
You see it sometimes with children wearing tank tops or swim suits – darkened patches of skin in certain body areas like the neck or armpit. Parents and children may think that it is simply dirt that needs to be washed off. Children might even get te...
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2016
October
25,
2016
| 16:19 PM America/Chicago
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never heard of congenital hyperinsulinsim. That’s likely because it only affects between 80 and 120 babies each year. But for those who are affected, it can be a life-changing event, which without an accura...
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September
29,
2016
| 15:38 PM America/Chicago
A child with type 1 diabetes lives with a large amount of work needed to care for his or her disease. The daily routine for most kids with type 1 diabetes includes multiple insulin shots, numerous blood sugar checks and analyzing the carbohydrates...
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August
09,
2016
| 13:41 PM America/Chicago
Lilly King became an American hero by winning the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke against Russia’s Yulia Efimova. The 19 year old’s defeat of Efimova was not only a matter of national pride, but serves a teaching moment for children every...
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June
06,
2016
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
As we begin the swimming season, common sense advice is useful in all instances for parents; however, there are situations where children have additional challenges making plans for swim trips and water safety even more important. In my field, childr...
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April
27,
2016
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
Broken bones are a part of growing up for many children. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 children will have at least one broken bone before age 19 with the likelihood of a broken bone higher in boys than girls. A parent’s natural protective instinct wo...
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March
03,
2016
| 15:44 PM America/Chicago
After helplessly watching their newborn son Brantlee Sanford poked, prodded and tested constantly over the first week of his life, parents Jake and Tella were desperate for some answers. At last, after long days plagued with uncertainty, they foun...
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February
19,
2016
| 14:51 PM America/Chicago
The Turner Syndrome Society of the U.S. (TSUS) has designated February to increase awareness in Turner syndrome. Pediatric endocrinologists including our pediatric endocrinology group at Cook Children’s care for many girls with Turner syndrome. Turne...
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January
24,
2016
| 18:55 PM America/Chicago
Evaluating and managing thyroid problems occupies a prominent part in the daily schedule of the Cook Children’s Endocrine Group. I still receive many questions from families about thyroid problems in their child. I thought that it would be helpful to...
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January
24,
2016
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Abundant information concerning thyroid problems in adults is available on the Internet and in books. However, child-specific, validated information about thyroid conditions is less commonly found in the public domain. In addition, an ongoing challen...
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January
13,
2016
| 15:58 PM America/Chicago
The last few years have seen some major progress in the field of type 1 diabetes care in children and adults alike. Progress becomes especially important in light of recent news that type 1 diabetes is increasing in the U.S. There’s been a lot of ...
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2015
October
27,
2015
| 09:37 AM America/Chicago
If you ask someone to say the first thing that comes to their mind about Halloween, it would likely be candy. Halloween can be a particularly challenging time of year for families and children dealing with diabetes. Whether a family is dealing wit...
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July
17,
2015
| 11:29 AM America/Chicago
As a pediatric endocrinologist, I see many kids who tend to hide their diabetes or other diseases. They could all learn a lesson from a young woman named Marissa Heintschel. I learned about Marissa during one of my recent searches for news abou...
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