Checkup Newsroom (Steelman)

2016
April
27,
2016
| 04:57 PM 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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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
24,
2016
| 10:40 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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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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January
30,
2015
| 08:47 PM America/Chicago
I find myself sometimes when off work slipping back into viewing things with the insight of a pediatric endocrinologist. Lately, football has put a lot into perspective for me. Take a look at the two starting quarterback for the Super Bowl between...
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2014
December
03,
2014
| 06:25 PM America/Chicago
TECHNOLOGY ... I believe it's the key to the next leap forward in diabetes care. I’m always on the lookout for news on how new technologies such as the artificial pancreas project will improve the lives of those with Type 1 diabetes. So a recent rese...
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October
27,
2014
| 08:32 PM America/Chicago
Every year Halloween signals the beginning of higher calories goodies and food that roll out with end of the year holidays. Candy and other sugary treats like candied apples have been staples in the Halloween tradition. Children with type 1 diabetes ...
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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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2013
August
22,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Exciting news about childhood obesity hit the headlines at the beginning of this month. After decades of continued rise in the number of obese children, a decline in childhood obesity was reported.I, and I’m sure many others who care for children, we...
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June
06,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
I count myself fortunate to live in a time when there is continual progress in all areas of medical care. Major medical breakthroughs are a rare thing and become even rarer as you move into smaller, specialized groups within the population. In the ca...
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May
13,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Did you know the beginning of April marked national public health week? Probably not. The observance which began officially in 1995 doesn’t garner much in the way of public attention. Still, it serves to highlight public health achievements as well a...
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March
21,
2013
| 02:04 PM America/Chicago
Eating a clean and health diet is one of our 2013 family goals. We have strived to prepare more home-cooked meals and have brought more fresh ingredients since the beginning of the year. I’ve been actively seeking new recipes to try and have been loo...
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2011
October
20,
2011
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Public awareness of precocious puberty (early puberty) has increased in recent years. News reports of earlier age of puberty in children provoke parental anxiety. When visiting with families dealing with these concerns, questions arise: Why did this ...
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