Checkup Newsroom (JoelSteelman)

2016
June
06,
2016
| 08:46 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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February
19,
2016
| 09:51 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
| 01:55 AM 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
13,
2016
| 10:58 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
| 03:37 PM 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
| 06:29 PM 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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June
10,
2015
| 05:35 PM America/Chicago
From Fitbits to the new Apple Watch, the latest technology seems to rest on a wrist. And now the next time you see a mom looking at her smartwatch, she may be monitoring her child’s blood sugar levels. Progress in diabetes care has mostly come ...
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2014
June
01,
2014
| 07:12 PM America/Chicago
Who knew that the humble cellular telephone would evolve into the powerful tool of today’s smartphone? A recent announcement of a new smartphone app by Eli Lilly for glucagon use instructions reminded me specifically of the growing number of smart...
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April
11,
2014
| 05:45 PM America/Chicago
As an endocrinologist at Cook Children’s, it may surprise you to know that childhood cancer survivorship has been on my mind a lot recently.  Recent research has shown the need for endocrine care among cancer survivors, and I have seen the need for t...
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