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First Person: Happy Campers

DSC_0726 Camp Possibilities, a camp for children with diabetes, was a chance for Andrew Paul Demidowich, MD, and Mihail “Misha” Zilbermint, MD, to learn more about the intricacies of treatment. However, the lessons they took away from their experiences were more than simply treating a disease, it was understanding a lifestyle.   We tried to open...
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An Ounce of Prevention: New Studies Look at Childhood Obesity

ounce of prevention Studies presented at ENDO 2017 in Orlando or published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society all reveal how obesity is the greatest threat to the health of the young. Fortunately, endocrine science is close to finding answers on how to prevent this epidemic.   According to the 2013–2014 National Health and Nutrition Survey, pediatric...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

esap 2017 This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette A 6-and-a-half-year-old boy presents for evaluation of short stature. He was growing along the 5th percentile until age 4 years. His birth history is unremarkable. His parents are of low-normal stature...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

esap 2017 This case highlights the newest edition of Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (Pediatric ESAP). Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette You are called to consult on a 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized after presenting with abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation. Laboratory test results: Calcium =...
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ENDO 2017 Breaking News: Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposure Appears to Speed Puberty in Boys

Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found. They will present their study results Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Previous research shows that early puberty increases the risk of diseases in adulthood, for example, testicular cancer in men and breast cancer...
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Can Childhood Obesity be Prevented Before Conception?

First-ever exercise, nutrition program will seek answers by focusing on Cleveland mothers A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth System researcher, along with Cleveland Clinic’s director of metabolic research, have received federal funding to determine if childhood obesity can be prevented before women become pregnant. The first-ever Cleveland-based study will explore whether...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

pediatric esap This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette In clinic you are seeing a 14-year-old African American boy who is obese (BMI = 31 kg/m2). He has a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus in his father...
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Q&A: Dennis M. Styne, MD

Dennis Styne Endocrine News talks with Dennis M. Styne, MD, chair of the task force that created the latest Clinical Practice Guideline on pediatric obesity. He tells us about the latest recommendations in treating these patients and how not all treatments are dependent on the physician.   The Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, “Pediatric Obesity — Assessment,...