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Thyroid Nodules Are Common

Posted on December 4, 2015

Depending on the reference about 7% of incidentally noted thyroid nodules are found to be from thyroid cancer. The increase in imaging procedures (MRI, CT scans, neck ultrasounds) are finding many “incidental” thyroid nodules that we might not have otherwise detected on the physical exam. The vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, however, the […]

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American Thyroid Association Releases New Guidelines

Posted on November 27, 2015

The American Thyroid Association released their new Guidelines for managing thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. The long-awaited guidelines incorporate new findings from a wide range of studies into 101 recommendations. Main areas that have seen major updates include role of molecular markers in diagnosis, imaging frequency for follow-up, indications for I-131 treatment, risk assessment […]

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New Tools Calculate Absolute Risk for Blindness, Amputation in Adults with Diabetes

Posted on November 20, 2015

According to research in The BMJ, two new algorithms can accurately calculate the absolute risk during a 10-year period for developing blindness or needing limb amputation, two potentially serious complications for men and women living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The risk calculator takes into account multiple factors including age, type and duration […]

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Insulin Degludec Now FDA-Approved for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on November 13, 2015

On September 25th, the FDA approved Tresiba (insulin degludec / Novo Nordisk), making it the first new basal insulin to be approved in ten years. This is a once-daily, long acting basal insulin. The half-life is 25 hrs and it is active for up to 42 hours. One benefit of Tresiba is that the patient is […]

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“Eat Well, America!”

Posted on November 6, 2015

November is American Diabetes Month and this years them is “Eat Well, America!” As the American Diabetes Association® celebrates its 75th anniversary, they want to share a timeless message—that eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and enjoying delicious, healthy food helps with diabetes management. This November, the Association will show our nation how […]

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Endocrine Society Releases New Interactive Guide to the Endocrine System

Posted on November 6, 2015

The guide, “Journey Through the Endocrine System”, uses 3-D animation to provide an overview of all endocrine-related organs and their function. A mobile app version will be released in early 2016. The guide is available here: http://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/the-endocrine-system.

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Advancements in Insulin Therapy

Posted on October 8, 2015

This is an exciting time in Diabetes management as there are several advancements in insulin therapy available now and coming in the near future.  These therapies will provide patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes with safer and more effective treatment options moving forward.  There are three therapies that we’re discussing here. Toujeo® (Insulin […]

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Testosterone Deficiency and Aveed

Posted on September 30, 2015

Testosterone levels are checked in men at an increased frequency and more men are being prescribed testosterone replacement therapy than ever before.  Typical symptoms of low testosterone include fatigue, erectile dysfunction, low libido, and loss of muscle mass. As Endocrinologists, we try to find the underlying reason for the testosterone deficiency (or Hypogonadism) prior to […]

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The Importance of Sleep for Metabolism

Posted on September 23, 2015

Why does your endocrinologist ask you how your sleep has been? One night of sleep loss can influence several genes in the body, that can lead to metabolic effects. According to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, these metabolic effects can include insulin resistance and weight gain. This was […]

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