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Can Childhood Obesity be Prevented Before Conception?

First-ever exercise, nutrition program will seek answers by focusing on Cleveland mothers A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth System researcher, along with Cleveland Clinic’s director of metabolic research, have received federal funding to determine if childhood obesity can be prevented before women become pregnant. The first-ever Cleveland-based study will explore whether...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

pediatric esap This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette You are seeing a 16-year-old girl who just learned that she is pregnant. She is upset because she recently had an allergic skin reaction for which she was given prescription-strength...
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Appendix and Tonsil Removal Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rates

Women who had their appendix and/or tonsils removed when they were young are more likely to get pregnant, according to a study recently published in Fertility and Sterility. Not only are these women more likely to get pregnant, they get pregnant sooner. Researchers led by Sami Shimi, MD, clinical senior lecturer in the School of...
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Endocrine Society Newsmakers in December

USA Today‘s Diagnosis: Diabetes Magazine—Dollars & Cents: Experts suggest ways to offset rising insulin costs Clinical Affairs Core Committee Chair Robert Lash, MD, discussed the importance of using diabetes medications as directed in the national newspaper’s digital magazine on diabetes. Le Monde —Perturbateurs endocriniens : la fabrique d’un mensonge (Endocrine disrupters: the manufacture of a...
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Menopausal Hormone Therapy Improves Bone Health

Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes may be able to increase bone mass and improve bone structure, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Georgios Papadakis, MD, of the Lausanne University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland point out that menopausal...
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Customized Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Pregnant Women

Doses can be tailored to compensate for individual risk factors, protect bone health Individualized supplement doses help protect pregnant women from vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The research found vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant...