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Q&A: Carol A. Lange, PhD

Carol A. Lange, PhD, has been an active member of the Endocrine Society since she attended her very first ENDO in 1996 where she “found her people.” Over 25 years later, she has taken the reigns of the Society’s Endocrinology journal this month and tells Endocrine News about her remarkable journey, her advice to new...
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Patients Could Be Exposed to EDCs in Medications, Medical Supplies

Health care providers may unintentionally expose patients to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by prescribing certain medications and using medical supplies, according to a perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Exposure to EDCs, chemicals that disrupt the body’s natural hormones, is most often associated with industrial pollution, contaminated food and water, or personal and home care products. Less appreciated is the fact that some medications and medical...
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COVID-19 Damages the Endocrine System

People with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of COVID-19, according to a new review published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “We explored the previous SARS outbreak caused by the very similar virus SARS-CoV-1 to advise endocrinologists involved in the care of patients with COVID-19,” says Noel Pratheepan Somasundaram...
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Remembering Robert B. Jaffe, MD: A Man for the Ages

jaffee Robert B. Jaffe MD, was an international icon in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, who advanced our scientific understanding of reproductive disorders, cared for patients with complex female reproductive endocrine diseases, and mentored countless medical students and postdoctoral fellows. His remarkable career of outstanding achievements includes research contributions in fetal/placental endocrinology and oncology,...
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ENDO Online 2020 Sets Registration Record

ENDOOnline2020_4C_Logo Attendance topped 17,000 for largest-ever Endocrine Society meeting ENDO Online 2020 set a new record as the largest meeting in the Endocrine Society’s more than 100-year history, with over 17,000 attendees. ENDO Online 2020, held June 8-22, delivered the latest scientific information and best clinical practices to physicians and researchers worldwide. The virtual meeting featured both on-demand and live content. To ensure scientists and clinicians could continue to...
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Expert Opinion: COVID-19 & RAS Blockers

The theoretical threat from blood pressure medicine’s effects on COVID-19 caused many patients on these medications to make panicked calls to their healthcare providers. However, a group of professional associations and researchers moved quickly to counter this fear — and to recommend that patients infected with COVID-19 should continue taking renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers in...
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Endocrine Society Argues for Inclusion of EDCs in EU Chemicals Strategy

In May, the European Commission released a roadmap outlining plans for a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Chemicals Strategy, which will form a component of the European Green Deal, seeks to “reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals” by improving the European Union (EU) regulatory process and strengthening the regulatory framework for harmful...
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Endocrine Society Congratulates New NIEHS Director

On June 11, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the appointment of Rick Woychik, PhD, as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Toxicology Program (NTP). Woychik has been serving as the Acting Director of NIEHS since October 2019 following the retirement of the previous Director, Linda Birnbaum, PhD....