General Endocrinology Feature Archive

Smoothing the Care Team Transition for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Smoothing the Care Team Transition for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

The transition from pediatric to adult care for type 1 diabetes should be a gradual process, with a plan to make the change when the patient is ready, not at a pre-determined time.

Idiopathic Short Stature: Expert Perspectives

Idiopathic Short Stature: Expert Perspectives

Guidelines from The Endocrine Society, updated in 2017, advocate a shared decision-making approach regarding growth hormone therapy and advise against routine treatment for all children with idiopathic short stature.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Children

Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Children

Of various interventions used in nonclinical settings for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity, school-based programs that combine nutrition and exercise and include a home-based component appear to be the most effective approaches.

Case for Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Case for Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

An increasing number of studies support the use of continuous glucose monitoring in adult patients with T2D, and the observed benefits are likely to extend to youth with T2D.

Growth and Development Differences During Puberty in Children With T1D

Growth and Development Differences During Puberty in Children With T1D

Study showed gender-discordant metabolic impairment during puberty that was correlated with peak growth velocity in boys, but not in girls.

Metabolic Syndrome and Gout: What's the Link?

Metabolic Syndrome and Gout: What's the Link?

Michael Pillinger, MD, professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, spoke with Rheumatology Advisor about his team's recent review of gout and metabolic syndrome.

Changes in Metabolic Biomarkers in Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Changes in Metabolic Biomarkers in Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea treatment can impact metabolic alterations in children with obesity and OSA.

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

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

Endocrinologist Offers Concrete Guidance on Mentoring Clinical Trainees

Endocrinologist Offers Concrete Guidance on Mentoring Clinical Trainees

One practicing endocrinologist ponders whether mentoring medical students requires more than imparting knowledge.

Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

Uncertainty in Medicine: An Endocrinologist's Perspective

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

Update on the Diagnosis & Management of Homeostasis-Related Headaches

Update on the Diagnosis & Management of Homeostasis-Related Headaches

Although the underlying pathophysiology of homeostasis-related headaches is not yet clearly defined, the nervous and endocrine systems are thought to be involved through the maintenance of homeostasis.

Activity Trackers With Financial Incentives Yielded No Improvements in Health

Activity Trackers With Financial Incentives Yielded No Improvements in Health

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

Biomedical Research Workforce in the United States: Looking Ahead

Biomedical Research Workforce in the United States: Looking Ahead

As our aging workforce expands, a decreasing number of young investigators are applying for National Institute of Health (NIH) R01-equivalent grants.

Even Nonobese Adults May Benefit From Cutting Calories

Even Nonobese Adults May Benefit From Cutting Calories

Decreased caloric intake was linked to improvements in mood, sleep quality, and sexual drive.

New Dietary Guidelines Receive Support, but Also Spark Controversy

New Dietary Guidelines Receive Support, but Also Spark Controversy

Although many clinicians applaud the big-picture approach of the new guidelines, some have taken issue with certain recommendations.

Insulin Pumps Improve Blood Glucose Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Pumps Improve Blood Glucose Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

An analysis of 3 diabetes registries examines the benefits of using insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Teen-LABS: Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Adolescents After 3 Years

Teen-LABS: Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Adolescents After 3 Years

Weight, metabolic health, and overall quality of life improved 3 years after bariatric surgery.

Eating Disorders Relatively Common in Diabetes

Eating Disorders Relatively Common in Diabetes

Disordered eating behaviors more common in diabetes than in the general population.

Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia: Prevention and Treatment Recommendations

Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia: Prevention and Treatment Recommendations

Consensus group focuses on prevention and treatment of exercise-associated hyponatremia.

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: An In-Depth Look at the ATA's Guidelines

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: An In-Depth Look at the ATA's Guidelines

Endocrinology Advisor provides a closer look at the American Thyroid Association's guidelines for pediatric thyroid cancer.

Reviewing Role of Vitamin D in Endocrine Disorders

Reviewing Role of Vitamin D in Endocrine Disorders

In addition to bone health, it now appears that vitamin D plays a major role in preventing inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Congress Must Act to Protect Biomedical Research

Congress Must Act to Protect Biomedical Research

The Endocrine Society is urging Congress to address shrinking federal budgets that may hinder groundbreaking medical research.

Diabetes Management in Childcare Settings

Diabetes Management in Childcare Settings

Careful consideration of unique issues and a coordinated team effort is necessary to providing optimal care for children with diabetes in childcare settings.

'Browning' of White Fat Drives Cancer-Related Cachexia

'Browning' of White Fat Drives Cancer-Related Cachexia

Changes in adipose tissue precede the development of cachexia symptoms, and suggest a treatment approach.

Is Growth Hormone Use Really Rising Among Teens?

Is Growth Hormone Use Really Rising Among Teens?

Study showing increased GH use among teens may have inherent flaws.

Reviewing Effects of BPA

Reviewing Effects of BPA

Primarily used in food and drink packaging, ingestion of bisphenol A has been linked to obesity, diabetes and reproductive disorders.

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