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Advocacy in Action: EDCs, Clinical Trials, and More

What’s Happening in Washington Washington came together in a rare act of bipartisan unity the week of December 3 to celebrate the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush.  Most House and Senate votes and meetings were cancelled and the federal government was closed December 5 for an official day of mourning. Shutdown Showdown...
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Remembering Frank Talamantes

Frank Talamantes, PhD, professor emeritus of  endocrinology at UC Santa Cruz, died October 8 in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 75. He received his BA in biology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, his MA in biology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and his PhD in endocrinology from...
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Hysterectomy May Be Linked to Brain Function

Rat model of hysterectomy finds the procedure may cause short term memory loss Hysterectomy can impair some types of memory in the short term following the surgery, according to a rat study published in Endocrinology. One in three women in the United States undergo a hysterectomy by age 60. A hysterectomy can cause some women to...
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Way Down Yonder: A New Orleans Travel Guide

Jackson Square by Zack Smith 2016-12-08- Since ENDO 2019 is heading to New Orleans for the first time since 2004, Endocrine News wanted to reveal some of the spicy ingredients that make up this iconic cultural gumbo that will keep you entertained and well fed once the scientific sessions have ended. The strains of jazz music stream down the cobblestone alleyway...
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Biomarker Risk Score May Identify Women at Risk for Gestational Diabetes

The predictive ability of a biomarker risk score beyond established risk factors may help identify women at risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM) before conception and help with tailoring targeted prevention strategies, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Sylvia E. Badon, PhD, of the Division...
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Weight Cycling Is Associated with a Higher Risk of Death

However, weight loss from weight cycling can reduce diabetes risk in people with obesity Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Weight cycling, or the constant losing and gaining of weight (usually from diet), leads to adverse health outcomes....