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Case of the Month: New ESAP Edition

esap 2017 cover This case highlights newest edition of Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (ESAP), which is also available as a bundle with our special edition ESAP. Available on the online store. Clinical Vignette A 32-year-old woman with panhypopituitarism recently moved to your city and sees you in consultation for her ongoing care. At age 12 years a craniopharyngioma was...
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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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Women Dissatisfied with Long PCOS Diagnosis Process

A large international survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led...
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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...
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Premature or Early-Onset Menopause Associated with Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Mortality

Women who experience premature or early-onset menopause may be at a greater risk of coronary hear disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, and all-cause mortality, according to a study recently published in JAMA Cardiology. Researchers led by Taulant Muka, MD, PhD, of Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and noted that as many as 10% of...
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Nighttime Hot Flashes May Spark Mild Depression

Hypoestrogenic women who perceive a high number of nighttime hot flashes and experience/have sleep disruption are more vulnerable to menopause-associated depressive symptoms, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical...