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Lavender Oil May Lead to Abnormal Breast Growth in Young Girls

Abnormal breast growth in young girls is linked to lavender oil exposure, according to a recent study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Previous research has associated breast growth in boys with lavender-containing fragrances. This study, “Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and EDC Activities,” is the first to report abnormal breast...
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Early-Career Reviewers Are Key to the Success of Endocrinology

Last year, Endocrinology began soliciting nominations for early-career endocrinologists to review papers for the Endocrine Society’s (and endocrinology’s) premier journal, an effort spearheaded by Endocrinology’s editor-in-chief Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and supported by the journal’s associate editors. “Endocrinology is a field of many hormones, many organs,...
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In the House: How Inpatient Diabetes Teams Can Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs

Becoming more common in academic institutions, diabetes management teams can play an important role in community hospitals by reducing lengths of stay and readmissions. Evidence continues to mount that focusing on patients’ diabetes through inpatient management services when they are in the hospital for other conditions pays dividends in lowering re-admissions and short-term mortality —...
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FDA Approves First Treatment for Severe Hypoglycemia That Can Be Administered without an Injection

BAQSIMI Product Photo - Final In July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a nasal powder glucagon therapy for the emergency treatment of severe hypoglycemia that can be administered without an injection. Eli Lilly and Company is marketing the drug as Baqsimi. The therapy has been approved to treat severe hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes ages four and older....
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Danger Ahead: New Guideline Stresses Prevention

The Endocrine Society’s latest clinical practice guideline calls for regular monitoring of key metabolic measures at routine appointments. These initial steps can alert clinicians and patients alike to any potential metabolic threats that might be lurking. Better screening to detect the metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes can lead to earlier...
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Take Your Leave: How to Handle a Medical or Parental Leave

Practicing clinicians know all too well that often life intervenes into meticulously planned career path. Endocrine News shares a few tips on steps you can take if you have to be out of the office for a while. For Sarah Hart-Unger, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial Healthcare System in...