The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology – 1/27/17

The Handoff is a weekly roundup of endocrinology and general medicine news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical industry, association, and society news.

How much sugar are children really consuming? A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics has found that at least 30% of children are consuming more than 2 sugary beverages — including soda and chocolate milk — per day.

One NPR reporter reflects on how TV icon Mary Tyler Moore — a noted diabetes activist — helped her work through her own type 1 diabetes diagnosis at 9 years old.

A study published in Human Reproduction earlier this week suggests that understanding the relationship between a woman’s first and last period can help clinicians anticipate health problems before they occur.

House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed on Thursday that he and other Republican lawmakers intend to complete their repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act before the end of 2017.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the second-generation Bindex device to aid clinicians in diagnosing osteoporosis.

Medical schools are sorely lacking in obesity and nutrition education, according to an article published in Forbes, with fewer institutions dedicating adequate time to these topics.

Employee wellness should be on the forefront of every employer’s mind, according to USA Today. In an effort to lower worker compensation costs, human resources departments across the country have partnered with insurance companies to institute wellness programs focused on reducing obesity. But is it enough?

In conjunction with lobbying group PHRMA, pharmaceutical companies have launched the “Go Boldly” campaign to combat criticisms from the president and his administration.