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Remembering C. Wayne Bardin, MD, 1934 -2019

C. Wayne Bardin photo C. Wayne Bardin was a giant in the field of endocrinology who contributed substantially to our knowledge of reproductive physiology, the development of unique methods of contraception and the clinical care of patients with disorders of reproduction. His legacy includes not only his research contributions but also his leadership and service to the endocrine community....
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A New Normal: The Quest for Age-Related Reference Ranges for Children

A lack of accurate reference standards can often prove challenging when it comes to treating pediatric patients. A coalition is seeking a federal effort to establish better pediatric reference intervals for medical tests could make treating these patients less problematic.    “Children are not small adults” is an admonition to remind clinicians that they should...
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Christopher S. Kovacs & Cheri L. Deal Co-editors of New Maternal Endocrinology Textbook

Endocrine Society members Cheri L. Deal, MD, and Christopher S. Kovacs, MD, are the co-editors of a new textbook devoted to normal and abnormal endocrinology of pregnant and lactating women as well as the fetus and infant. Titled Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Endocrinology: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management, the 1,138-page paperback volume was published by Elsevier...
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It’s Easy Being Green in the Lab

endogear_touchpad Laboratories are one of the next major frontiers in sustainability. Laboratories consume as much as five times more energy per square foot than typical offices, and the opportunity for energy reduction is enormous. While the combination of energy-intensive equipment, round-the-clock operations, and unique ventilation requirements do pose a challenge when looking at reducing a lab’s...
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Targeting Patients with Pellets: A Look at Biodentical Hormones

Promoted to treat vague symptoms and conditions like “hormone imbalance,” custom-compounded bioidentical hormones are increasing in popularity — and problems. By the time the patient came into the care of endocrinologist Margaret Wierman, MD, she had already had her ovaries removed. She had presented to the obstetrics and gynecology department with very high testosterone levels...
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Endocrine Society Part of Coalition That Developed New Osteoporosis, Fracture Treatment Guidelines

The Endocrine Society recently participated in a coalition of bone health experts, physicians, specialists, and patient advocacy groups to develop clinical care recommendations for the treatment of osteoporosis and resulting hip and spine fractures. The Secondary Fracture Prevention: Consensus Recommendations from a Multistakeholder Coalition was published online in the peer-reviewed Journal of Bone and Mineral...