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Embracing A Healthier Summer

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Embracing A Healthier Summer

Author: W. Reid Litchfield, MD, FACE, ECNU

This past winter was one of the harshest and snowiest experienced in recent years, making this summer much anticipated. Here we explain how you can be sure to stay healthy as you embrace the warmer weather.

New obesity algorithm covers complications in addition to BMI

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New obesity algorithm covers complications in addition to BMI

NASEEM S. MILLER, Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network | May 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS– A newly introduced statement proposes to change how obesity is diagnosed and treated.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology are suggesting algorithms to determine stages for the disease, each of which comes with a set of therapy recommendations.

Obesity, diabetes linked to cancer, but treatment approach need not change

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Obesity, diabetes linked to cancer, but treatment approach need not change

Healio.com | May 29, 2014

Obesity Up Around the World

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Obesity Up Around the World

By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today | May 29, 2014

More than 2 billion people in the world are now overweight or obese, up from less than a billion a few decades ago, according to a new global report.

The new figure more than double the 857 million overweight or obese people that were estimated in 1980, according to Emmanuela Gakidou, PhD, of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues.

Abnormal endocrinology labs? Look beyond ‘usual suspects’

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Abnormal endocrinology labs? Look beyond ‘usual suspects’

By: WHITNEY MCKNIGHT, Family Practice News Digital Network | May 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Psychiatric medications can affect prolactin levels, while antibodies can affect thyroid-stimulating hormone levels. Hirsutism may be the result of polycystic ovary syndrome – but it may also be caused by congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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VIDEO: Endocrinology initiatives can improve transgender care

LAS VEGAS – Dr. Joshua D. Safer is a man on a mission. He wants to incorporate transgender medicine into medical school curricula across North America to help increase the number of specialists who can treat individuals with gender identity disorders.

Diabetes Apps Among Top 10 Doctors Recommend to Patients

Diabetes Apps Among Top 10 Doctors Recommend to Patients

Via HealthDay News

September 3, 2013: Apps for managing diabetes and calculating the risk of cardiovascular disease are among the top 10 apps doctors recommend to their patients, according to researchers at Medical Economics.

Breakthrough Model Holds Promise for Treating Graves' Disease

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Breakthrough Model Holds Promise for Treating Graves' Disease

Via Endocrine Society

September 3, 2013: Researchers have developed the first animal model simulating the eye complications associated with the thyroid condition Graves' disease, a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatments, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology.

Postoperative radioiodine ablation more effective than thyroidectomy alone in Graves' orbitopathy

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Postoperative radioiodine ablation more effective than thyroidectomy alone in Graves' orbitopathy

Moleti M. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;doi:10.1210/jc.2013-3093.

Recent study results showed greater improvement in Graves’ orbitopathy with the use of radioiodine ablation of post-thyroidectomy remnants after treatment with recombinant human serum thyrotropin.

Use of infertility services dips slightly from one decade ago

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Use of infertility services dips slightly from one decade ago

By: TARA HAELLE, Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network

The percentage of any U.S. women aged 25-44 who had ever sought infertility services in the United States dropped 3 percentage points from 1995 to 2006-2010, a survey showed. Yet women who had current fertility problems sought infertility services at similar rates from 1982 through 2006-2010.