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Handling Health Disparities One Patient at a Time

October 2021 Cover This month, Endocrine News takes a closer look at health disparities and some of the hurdles that clinicians face when treating these underserved populations. One of the biggest hurdles — whether in urban or rural areas — is the language barrier. When clinicians can’t adequately communicate with their patients, much-needed information can literally get lost...
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Found in Translation: New Diabetes Guides Increase Accessibility for All

anne Peters As high-tech innovations improve diabetes management, patients in underserved communities can often lag behind. Addressing the need for more education, Anne Peters, MD, spearheaded a new project that has created easy-to-read guides that make diabetes education easily understood by underserved populations. Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition for any patient to manage, but it...
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Higher Fasting ‘Hunger Hormone’ Levels from Healthy Diet May Improve Heart Health and Metabolism

‘Green’ Mediterranean diet linked to elevated fasting ghrelin levels Fasting levels of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin rebound after weight loss and can help reduce belly fat and improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Ghrelin is a stomach-derived hormone that stimulates...
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September 2021 Highlights: An Endocrinologist’s Inspiring Journey

EN_0921_cover The September issue’s cover story should be an inspiration for all of us. In “Never Too Late to Do Good,” senior editor Derek Bagley talks with Stanley Andrisse, PhD, MBA, who details his life story that saw him move from a prison cell in Missouri to researching fat cells as an assistant professor at Howard...
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Obesity and Gender Incongruence  

As we highlight the Endocrine Society’s Special Interest Groups, we talk to Michelle Cordoba Kissee, MD, from the Transgender Research and Medicine SIG, who discusses the prevalence of obesity in this patient population. In 2019, the Endocrine Society launched its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) so members with a similar interest could come together and collaborate...
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Calling the Shot: Could a Hormonal Approach Be a Key to Treating Obesity?

A higher dose of a well-known diabetes drug has led to twice the weight loss seen with previous medications. While endocrinologists are hopeful about this new treatment, the drug may not be widely adopted since most insurers will not cover such therapies.   A JAMA news article called the new formulation of semaglutide a potential...
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Making an Impact: New Journal Editors Look to the Future

As Ashley Grossman MD, FRCP, and Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, PhD, prepare to become the next editors-in-chief of Endocrine Reviews, and the Journal of the Endocrine Society, respectively, they spoke with Endocrine News about their goals for the future of these prestigious journals. Toward the beginning of summer, the Endocrine Society appointed two new editors-in-chief of its...