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COVID-19 May Pose Blood Clot Risk in Pregnant Women

New Endocrinology cover COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology. One of the many complications of COVID-19 is the formation of blood clots in previously healthy people. Estrogen increases the chance of blood clots during pregnancy and in women taking birth control pills or hormone...
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Cinnamon May Improve Blood Sugar Control in People with Prediabetes

Cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and could slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. It is estimated that nearly 90 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, which occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal and often leads to type 2 diabetes. Identifying strategies...
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Research Interrupted: Scientists Are Heeding the Call to Treat COVID-19 Patients

EN0620_cover Endocrine News spoke to two early-career researchers who were called into action to treat COVID-19 patients full time. They share their inspiring stories of how they are coping with their new duties, how their research informed their patients’ care, and what they think the future of healthcare will look like post-pandemic. Endocrine scientists routinely spend...
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Q&A: Carol A. Lange, PhD

Lange, Carol 2016 Carol A. Lange, PhD, has been an active member of the Endocrine Society since she attended her very first ENDO in 1996 where she “found her people.” Over 25 years later, she has taken the reins of the Society’s Endocrinology journal this month and tells Endocrine News about her remarkable journey, her advice to new...
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Patients Could Be Exposed to EDCs in Medications, Medical Supplies

Health care providers may unintentionally expose patients to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by prescribing certain medications and using medical supplies, according to a perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Exposure to EDCs, chemicals that disrupt the body’s natural hormones, is most often associated with industrial pollution, contaminated food and water, or personal and home care products. Less appreciated is the fact that some medications and medical...
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COVID-19 Damages the Endocrine System

People with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of COVID-19, according to a new review published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “We explored the previous SARS outbreak caused by the very similar virus SARS-CoV-1 to advise endocrinologists involved in the care of patients with COVID-19,” says Noel Pratheepan Somasundaram...
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Remembering Robert B. Jaffe, MD: A Man for the Ages

jaffee Robert B. Jaffe MD, was an international icon in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, who advanced our scientific understanding of reproductive disorders, cared for patients with complex female reproductive endocrine diseases, and mentored countless medical students and postdoctoral fellows. His remarkable career of outstanding achievements includes research contributions in fetal/placental endocrinology and oncology,...
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ENDO Online 2020 Sets Registration Record

ENDOOnline2020_4C_Logo Attendance topped 17,000 for largest-ever Endocrine Society meeting ENDO Online 2020 set a new record as the largest meeting in the Endocrine Society’s more than 100-year history, with over 17,000 attendees. ENDO Online 2020, held June 8-22, delivered the latest scientific information and best clinical practices to physicians and researchers worldwide. The virtual meeting featured both on-demand and live content. To ensure scientists and clinicians could continue to...