Dr. Jack Merendino, MD

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

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

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44.

    Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the number o...Full Article

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    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin se...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests.

    Also at special risk are shift workers who don't work on a set schedule, with shi...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

    The study found that...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A single injection of a certain protein temporarily reversed symptoms of diabetes in mice, researchers report.

    The mice had diet-induced diabetes, which is the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in people. The injection of the protein FGF1 restored ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report.

    Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created the sensor and successfully tested...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that the number of women who re...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of aerobic and resistance training may work better than either type of exercise alone in helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar, a new review finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from 14 studies that included more than ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes.

    The team from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City said thei...Full Article

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    MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests.

    Australian researchers found that cooler indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat, while warm temperatures cause ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing shortage of endocrinologists in the United States means that patients may have to wait longer to see one of these specialists, a new study suggests.

    Endocrinologists treat conditions related to hormones, including diabetes, thyroid disor...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in 10 pregnant women in the United States develop the pregnancy complication called gestational diabetes, a new government study estimates.

    "Our results indicate that gestational diabetes prevalence is high in the U.S.," said lead...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in "walkable" neighborhoods are less likely to be overweight or obese and also have lower rates of diabetes.

    That's the finding from two Canadian studies that showed those living in an area that encourages walking are also three t...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with an overactive thyroid gland -- called hyperthyroidism -- are more likely to take extended sick leave from work than those without the disorder, new research finds.

    This is particularly true the first year after a person is diagnosed w...Full Article

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    MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although diabetes distress is often mistaken for depression, the good news is that simple interventions appear to help significantly reduce this distress, according to new research.

    The need to correctly identify depression is also highlighted in...Full Article