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EndoBridge 2020 Was a Digital Success

The 8th Annual Meeting of EndoBridge® was held between 22-24 October 2020 as a virtual event due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 pandemic. As usual, the three-day scientific program, accredited by the European Council, included state of the art lectures and interactive expert discussion panels on challenging and interesting clinical cases. Simultaneous translation into Russian,...
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Congress Approves Continuing Resolution Through December 11

As Congress was not able to come to an agreement on the appropriations bills to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year (FY) in advance of the September 31 deadline, policy makers instead passed a Continuing Resolution that essentially funds the government at the prior year levels through December 11 2020. While it...
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COVID-19 Patients with Spinal Fractures Twice as Likely to Die

Patients with COVID-19 and vertebral fractures are twice as likely to die from the disease, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vertebral fractures occur when the bony block or vertebral body in the spine collapses, which can lead to severe pain, deformity, and loss of height. These fractures are typically caused by osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones)....
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Five Endocrine Society Members Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Endocrine Society members Rexford Ahima, MD, PhD, Myles Brown, MD, Nancy Carrasco, MD, Mark Evers, MD, and Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). They are five of the 90 regular members and 10 international members who were announced on October 19 at NAM’s annual meeting. Election to...
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Cause & Effect: Patients with Obesity and Thyroid Function Testing

According to a new guideline from the European Society of Endocrinology, patients with obesity should be routinely tested for thyroid function. However, testing for other endocrine-related conditions should be guided by the presence of symptoms. The endocrine system and obesity can have a push-pull relationship. Some endocrine disorders — such as hypothyroidism and Cushing’s syndrome...
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COVID-19 Drives Innovations in Diabetes Treatment and Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted innovation in healthcare delivery and allowed for real-world testing of diabetes care models in unprecedented ways, according to a manuscript published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. For diabetes, which affects half a billion people worldwide, innovation has long been overdue. Currently, less than 50% of people with...
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Endocrine Society Welcomes European Commission’s Chemical Strategy

The Endocrine Society welcomed the European Commission’s new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and its measures to protect the public from endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The communication was released Wednesday as part of the European Green Deal.  The strategy is designed to be the foundation for the biggest update to Europe’s chemical regulations in more than a decade. The chemical strategy commits to a hazard identification for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including strict measures to prevent them from being used in consumer products. In...