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Fostering Growth for Future Endocrinology Leaders

The Endocrine Society has long been a nurturing home for our early-career members to seek training and guidance on how to navigate, sustain, and advance in their careers. While working to fulfill our strategic mission of providing networking opportunities, career development services, and leadership to support scientists and clinicians through every stage of their careers,...
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A Broader View: Evaluating Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk

A first-of-its-kind Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline recommends lipid profiles and cardiovascular risk assessment for patients with endocrine disorders.   Pay more attention to lipids and cardiovascular risk when you are treating people with endocrine diseases. That is the plea from the new publication, “Lipid Management in Patients with Endocrine Disorders: An Endocrine Society Clinical...
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Endocrine Society Makes Recommendations to Reduce Insulin Prices

The Endocrine Society is calling on policy makers to include government negotiation as part of an overall strategy to reduce insulin prices in its updated position statement published today in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and another 88 million are at risk for developing the disease. The cost of insulin has...
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Mighty Mouse: Could a Part of the Brain Unlock the Key to Combatting Obesity?

A new mouse study shows promise in addressing the ongoing worldwide obesity epidemic. By targeting a specific brain molecule, researchers could be on the path to a therapy that would potentially enable patients to reduce calories while increasing exercise levels. If Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSci, PhD, had his way, clinicians could soon offer their...
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New Study Uncovers Racial Inequities Among People with Type 1 Diabetes, COVID-19

Black and Hispanic people with COVID-19 and diabetes are more likely than Caucasians to die or have serious complications, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Health disparities refer to unequal health status or healthcare between groups of people due to differences in their background, physical traits, or their environment. These...
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European Commission Hosts Second Stakeholder Forum on EDCs

On December 17-18, the European Commission hosted the second annual forum on endocrine disruptors. The annual forum was established following the Nov. 7, 2018 Commission Communication “Towards a Comprehensive European Union (EU) Framework on Endocrine Disruptors.” The forum brings together scientists, policy makers, and public and private stakeholders with expertise on endocrine disruptors to exchange...
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Endocrine Society, OECD Partner to Influence EDC Regulation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organization comprising 37 member countries. Among its activities, the OECD is engaged in international efforts to control endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Specific initiatives include the development of harmonized assays, methods, and approaches for use by member countries for assessing and regulating EDCs. For several...
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Revised Medicare Fee Schedule Will Impact Endocrinologists

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for CY 2021. This rule updates payment policies and payment rates for Part B services furnished under the MPFS, as well as makes changes to the Quality Payment Program. As a result of changes included...