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In Living Color: Extending Your Practice’s Reach Via Telehealth

The advent of smart phones has enabled patients to avoid lengthy travel and made languishing in waiting rooms a thing of the past as telehealth has become more and more common in endocrinology practices. Telehealth can help manage the kind of chronic conditions, such as hypothyroidism or diabetes, that are considered hallmarks of endocrinology. Such...
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Sharing & Caring: Endocrine Society Hosts Primary Care Collaboration Roundtable

primary care roundtable group shot The Endocrine Society last Wednesday hosted stakeholders representing each of the nation’s major primary care associations for a roundtable aimed at identifying the best ways to collaborate – sharing resources and supporting one another in order to improve patient care. Representatives from six medical associations – the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American...
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House Calls: Using “Telediabetes” to Improve Veterans’ Health

The telediabetes program used by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System combines electronic consulting with ongoing telephone-based care. The results show that this form of healthcare could improve outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially in rural areas where endocrinologists are scarce. The number of endocrinologists continues to dwindle while rates of two of the...
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2017: A Progress Report

progress report pic As endocrine science continues to be at the forefront of medical research, a wide array of treatment options, therapies, and products has been discovered. For the second year in a row, Endocrine News has compiled 2017’s newest items to treat a variety of endocrine disorders. As the Endocrine Society wrapped up its first century in...
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Crossing Borders: The Impact of the Travel Ban

Al_Nofal_Alaa_MUG_RGB [UPDATE: Since this story went to print, the Trump administration has issued a new travel ban that places restrictions on immigrants from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Therefore, the Supreme Court postponed oral arguments in the travel ban case that were scheduled for October.] While the ACA repeal effort is ongoing...