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:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's gender appears to affect a mother's risk for diabetes during pregnancy -- called gestational diabetes -- and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.

    Researchers reviewed data from nearly 643,000 women in Canada. The women...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.

    "Our research has already shown a link between childhood bullying and risk of mental health disorders in chil...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

    What's worse, the researchers found the rate of meta...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    These prescription drugs are called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and include ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shift work may harm your health, a new study warns.

    Researchers examined data on nearly 1,600 people in Wisconsin, comparing the health of shift workers with those who worked a 9-to-5 schedule.

    The results showed ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shift work may harm your health, a new study warns.

    Researchers examined data on nearly 1,600 people in Wisconsin, comparing the health of shift workers with those who worked a 9-to-5 schedule.

    The results showed ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When the seasons change, your immune system response may also change, British researchers report.

    These findings might explain why conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease are worse in the winter than in the summer, the new study ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Human growth hormone (hGH) levels decline as we age. This may be contribute to some of the changes we experience with aging such as a reduction in muscle mass, strength and stamina. When older individuals are given hGH they may experience benefits, including an increase in muscle mass, a reduction in body...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Diagnosing hyperparathyroidism is usually straightforward, but there are exceptions. If one has an elevated parathyroid hormone level in the blood, then one has hyperparathyroidism, but that isn’t the end of the story.

    The most common form of hyperparathyroidism is what we term “primary” hyperparathyroidism. In this...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Thyroid disease is exceedingly common. According to the American Thyroid Association, the lifetime incidence of thyroid disease in the U.S. is around 12%. Thyroid problems are much more common in women, and hypothyroidism, meaning an underactive thyroid, is much more common than hyperthyroidism, meaning an overactive...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone circulating in the blood stream. Symptoms include a rapid heart beat, tremor, feeling hot, frequent bowel movements or diarrhea, oily skin or hair and weight loss. A relatively common and serious complication is atrial fibr...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds.

    The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of those drinks each day -- f...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Hyperthyroidism, meaning an overactive thyroid, can cause various problems. One of the most serious is atrial fibrillation. This is a form of heart rhythm disturbance in which the upper chambers of the heart, the atria, do not pump effectively. In atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularly...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report.

    But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar targets set for the stu...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    If someone is stung by a jellyfish, they should follow these steps. Do not immerse the wound in cool freshwater or rub vigorously --  both could cause the cysts to fire and cause more pain.
    1. Remove the tentacles -- try brushing off with an object (such as a credit card) combined with shaving cream.
    ...Read More