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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP™

esap 2017 This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette You are called by the neonatal intensive care unit to consult on a newborn girl with fractures. The baby’s parents state concerns were initially raised after a 20-week prenatal ultrasound showed...
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New Recommendations for Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Review highlights individualized non-hormonal therapies for symptom treatment A large proportion of the world’s estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. A comprehensive review published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism focuses on current and future approaches to management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer. Menopause...
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Case of the Month: Endocrine Board Review Online

endocrine review board This issue highlights Endocrine Board Review Online. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam with access to live course session recordings and case questions. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette A 36‑year‑old man is referred for evaluation of a 3-month history of tender gynecomastia and a high total testosterone concentration. He...
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First Person: Happy Campers

DSC_0726 Camp Possibilities, a camp for children with diabetes, was a chance for Andrew Paul Demidowich, MD, and Mihail “Misha” Zilbermint, MD, to learn more about the intricacies of treatment. However, the lessons they took away from their experiences were more than simply treating a disease, it was understanding a lifestyle.   We tried to open...
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An Ounce of Prevention: New Studies Look at Childhood Obesity

ounce of prevention Studies presented at ENDO 2017 in Orlando or published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society all reveal how obesity is the greatest threat to the health of the young. Fortunately, endocrine science is close to finding answers on how to prevent this epidemic.   According to the 2013–2014 National Health and Nutrition Survey, pediatric...
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Provider Traits Affect Testosterone Prescriptions in VA System

Providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system vary in their testosterone prescribing practices, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is the first study to examine provider and site predictors of testosterone prescribing in the VA. There has been a large increase in testosterone prescribing...