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Mindfulness Training May Help Support Weight Loss

Mindfulness course participants lost more weight than others in obesity management program Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, according to a small study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Individuals who participated in mindfulness training as part of an intensive weight management program lost more weight in...
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Remembering Paul Kelly, PhD (1943 – 2018)

paul kelly It is with great sadness that we learned that Professor Paul Kelly passed away on Wednesday November 28, 2018. Paul was an internationally well-known endocrinologist. After receiving his PhD in endocrinology and reproductive physiology from the University of Wisconsin in 1972, Paul went to Canada to do his post-doctoral training in the laboratories of the...
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Most Frequent Pathogenic Mutation in RET Carries Very Low Lifetime Risk of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

The most frequent pathogenic mutation in the rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation — p.Val804Met – carries with it a very low lifetime risk of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), which could mean the American Thyroid Association’s (ATA) recommendation of prophylactic thyroidectomy as standard for all RET mutation carriers is inappropriate, according to a study recently published...
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EUREKA! The Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2018

For the fourth year running, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society publications to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2018. Progress, as they say, is slow, an axiom perhaps nowhere truer than in the field of medicine.  Achieving major breakthroughs can take decades of research and scientific effort. But when...
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Advocacy in Action: Insulin Pricing, Fetal Tissue Alternatives, and More

What’s Happening in Washington Funding Deadline Looms Next Week We’ve got one week to go before the government faces a partial shutdown. Friday, December 21 is the deadline for a decision on funding the remaining seven fiscal 2019 spending bills. Complicating plans for next week, the first House votes are not scheduled until December 19....
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Making Progress: Breakthroughs in Adrenocortical Carcinoma

With a brutal five-year survival rate below 40%, adrenocortical carcinoma is not only rare, it is also somewhat misunderstood. New research may shed light on this condition and even provide a path to future treatment options. Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an aggressive orphan malignancy that confers a less than 35% survival rate at five years....
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Advocacy in Action: EDCs, Clinical Trials, and More

What’s Happening in Washington Washington came together in a rare act of bipartisan unity the week of December 3 to celebrate the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush.  Most House and Senate votes and meetings were cancelled and the federal government was closed December 5 for an official day of mourning. Shutdown Showdown...
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Remembering Frank Talamantes

Frank Talamantes, PhD, professor emeritus of  endocrinology at UC Santa Cruz, died October 8 in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 75. He received his BA in biology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, his MA in biology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and his PhD in endocrinology from...