Dr. Jack Merendino, MD

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, The George Washington Univesity School of Medicine. Chairman, Endocrine Section, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Location:

  • Bethesda, MD

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    There are other treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). Alprostadil is a medication that improves blood flow to the penis and improves erections. It can be given either by injection (Caverject and other brands) at the base of the penis or by putting an alprostadil gel (brand name MUSE) d...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Medications commonly contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED). By far the most common are various blood pressure medications, including clonidine (brand name Catapres) and the many beta-blocker drugs, among others. Diuretics, which are often used in the treatment of hypertension, may also worsen ED. You might be...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    In addition to a lower libido in response to certain medicines, women have their own issues with sexual function and diabetes. Diabetes increases the likelihood of vaginal yeast infections, especially if the blood sugar levels are not well controlled. This can cause itching, burning, and pain.

    Although...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two major forms of fat that circulate in the blood, and together they are referred to as lipids. You know that oil and water don't mix, and so it is with cholesterol or triglycerides and blood. These fats don't dissolve in the blood, but are packaged into particles...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can ease some of the burden of managing diabetes, possibly getting blood sugar levels within safe ranges more often, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    People with diabetes don't make or use the hormon...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

    "Not only is excess body weight associated with a significant reductio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

    Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    The doctor usually knows about retinopathy or nephropathy before a person with diabetes does because the problems show up on a retina exam or lab tests before there are any symptoms. Neuropathy is different; usually the person has symptoms before the doctor sees any evidence of the problem. In the office,...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    If stress, depression, or anxiety become too much for you to handle, you may need some professional help. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, and even life coaches can help you. Counseling may be all that is necessary, but some people may need antidepressant or antianxiety medication....Read More
  • Sharecare News
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    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes face a number of challenges over the holidays, but careful planning can help keep you healthy, an expert says.

    "With the holidays coming, take some time to think about how you'll deal with the events...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.

    The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabetes got to their blood su...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows.

    That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers found the screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help patien...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says.

    "If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help us accurately predict wh...Full Article