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In Memoriam: Arnold M. Moses, 1928-2021

Arnold M. Moses, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, passed away on August 4, 2021. He grew up in Newburgh, New York and after high school, at the age of 17 he enlisted in the US Army. Following World War II, he...
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Phase 3 Trial Shows Lonapegsomatropin Is Superior to Somatropin in Treatment-Naïve Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency

The investigational long-acting, once-weekly prodrug lonapegsomatropin (TransCon hGH) may be more beneficial to treatment-naïve pediatric patients with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) than daily somatropin of equivalent weekly dose, according to a paper recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Aimee D. Shu, MD, of Ascendis Pharma (who funded the...
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Handling Health Disparities One Patient at a Time

October 2021 Cover This month, Endocrine News takes a closer look at health disparities and some of the hurdles that clinicians face when treating these underserved populations. One of the biggest hurdles — whether in urban or rural areas — is the language barrier. When clinicians can’t adequately communicate with their patients, much-needed information can literally get lost...
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Found in Translation: New Diabetes Guides Increase Accessibility for All

anne Peters As high-tech innovations improve diabetes management, patients in underserved communities can often lag behind. Addressing the need for more education, Anne Peters, MD, spearheaded a new project that has created easy-to-read guides that make diabetes education easily understood by underserved populations. Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition for any patient to manage, but it...
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Research Shows Employer-Based Weight Management Program with Access to Anti-Obesity Medications Results in Greater Weight Loss

A Cleveland Clinic study demonstrates that adults with obesity lost significantly more weight when they had access to medications for chronic weight management in conjunction with their employer-based weight management program, compared to adults who did not have access to the medications. The study was published in JAMA Network Open.   Obesity is a complex disease that...
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Higher Fasting ‘Hunger Hormone’ Levels from Healthy Diet May Improve Heart Health and Metabolism

‘Green’ Mediterranean diet linked to elevated fasting ghrelin levels Fasting levels of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin rebound after weight loss and can help reduce belly fat and improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Ghrelin is a stomach-derived hormone that stimulates...
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September 2021 Highlights: An Endocrinologist’s Inspiring Journey

EN_0921_cover The September issue’s cover story should be an inspiration for all of us. In “Never Too Late to Do Good,” senior editor Derek Bagley talks with Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA, who details his life story that saw him move from a prison cell in Missouri to researching fat cells as an assistant professor at Howard...