General Endocrinology

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad includes low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone density.

How Does Long-Term Schizophrenia Therapy Affect Metabolic Profiles?

How Does Long-Term Schizophrenia Therapy Affect Metabolic Profiles?

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Modest changes were recorded in patients' weight, fasting glucose, and glycated hemoglobin levels with long-term schizophrenia therapy.

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Chronic Tension-Type Headaches?

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Chronic Tension-Type Headaches?

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Serum 25(OH) D levels were associated with chronic tension-type headaches, musculoskeletal pain, and muscle weakness.

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

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An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.

Timing of Cognitive Decline Linked to Insulin Resistance

Timing of Cognitive Decline Linked to Insulin Resistance

Researchers examined the link between insulin resistance, fasting insulin and glucose, glycated hemoglobin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and decreased cognitive performance.

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Researchers identified a 15-fold increase in diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency in children between 2008 and 2014.

Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

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The role of uncertainty in clinical practice, and its implications for physicians, is thoughtfully examined by an endocrinologist in this opinion piece.

Endocrine Society Responds to Presidential Immigration Order

Endocrine Society Responds to Presidential Immigration Order

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The Endocrine Society has pledged to support legal efforts aimed at overturning the president's executive order.

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin rose 200% among children between 1999 and 2012.

Low Vitamin D May Raise Headache Risk in Men

Low Vitamin D May Raise Headache Risk in Men

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Middle-aged men with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations had a markedly higher risk of frequent headache.

Low Vitamin D Associated With Incident Frailty in Older Women

Low Vitamin D Associated With Incident Frailty in Older Women

For older women, low vitamin D is associated with incident frailty.

Pokemon Go Led to Only Short-Term Increase in Physical Activity

Pokemon Go Led to Only Short-Term Increase in Physical Activity

Pokémon Go provided a slight, short-term boost to adults' physical activity levels, but it didn't last, according to a study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 12/23/16

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This week, the FDA pushed through several approvals of expanded indications for diabetes drugs and devices, and one physician shares her experience with opting out of Medicare.

Neonatal Vitamin D Related to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Neonatal Vitamin D Related to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

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Low levels of neonatal vitamin D may be linked with risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 12/9/16

This week, read about the US Surgeon General's report on increased use of e-cigarettes among youths, the Senate's vote on the 21st Century Cures Act, and more.

Further Examination of Link Between Vitamin D, Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Further Examination of Link Between Vitamin D, Alzheimer's Disease Risk

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The present findings, in combination with those from prior observational research, provide a solid rationale for further randomized trials.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 12/2/16

In this week's Handoff, read about the FDA's approval of a new indication for a type 2 diabetes drug, and more.

Acute Respiratory Infections Decreased With High-Dose Vitamin D

Acute Respiratory Infections Decreased With High-Dose Vitamin D

For long-term care facility residents, high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation is associated with reduced incidence of acute respiratory infection but increased incidence of falls.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 11/25/16

In this week's Handoff, read more about recent FDA approvals, food banks' efforts to improve the healthiness of their donations, and more.

Researchers Identify Association Between Low Maternal B12 and Higher Leptin

Researchers Identify Association Between Low Maternal B12 and Higher Leptin

Low maternal B12 is associated with higher leptin in cord blood, maternal adipose tissue, and placental tissue.

Community Pharmacists May Help Provide Preventive Care

Community Pharmacists May Help Provide Preventive Care

Community pharmacists are well suited to provide clinical preventive services, including education, screenings, and making referrals.

Vitamin D Supplementation May Have Varying Effects in Pregnancy

Vitamin D Supplementation May Have Varying Effects in Pregnancy

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Several factors influence the impact of cholecalciferol supplementation in pregnant women.

Absenteeism Costs Related to Chronic Disease, Risk Factors

Absenteeism Costs Related to Chronic Disease, Risk Factors

Considerable costs are associated with absenteeism related to chronic diseases and health risk factors.

Use of Molecular Autopsy to Identify Cause of Unexpected Deaths

Use of Molecular Autopsy to Identify Cause of Unexpected Deaths

Molecular autopsy is able to uncover a likely or plausible cause of death in 40% of cases of unexpected death in young people.

Report Addresses Global Burden of Disease

Report Addresses Global Burden of Disease

The United States lags behind other advanced nations when it comes to infant mortality and the life expectancy of its citizens.

Activity Trackers With Financial Incentives Yielded No Improvements in Health

Activity Trackers With Financial Incentives Yielded No Improvements in Health

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Even the addition of a cash incentive did not result in significant health benefits for patients using activity trackers.

Changing Trends in Dietary Supplement Use Among Adults

Changing Trends in Dietary Supplement Use Among Adults

Data indicate a shift away from taking a multivitamin.

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Associated With Reduced Vitamin D Levels

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Associated With Reduced Vitamin D Levels

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Phthalates and bisphenol A metabolites were inversely associated with circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in adults exposed to these chemicals.

Stress May Cancel Out Health Benefits of Eating Monounsaturated Fats

Stress May Cancel Out Health Benefits of Eating Monounsaturated Fats

However, stress does not seem to make the body's response to 'bad' fats even worse.

Glycemic Index Unreliable Indicator of Blood Glucose Response

Glycemic Index Unreliable Indicator of Blood Glucose Response

Glycemic index values of the same foods can vary widely and may be an unreliable indicator of blood glucose response.

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