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:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

    "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depre...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.

    The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized than those without the disease, a new British study finds.

    The risk is highest among preschoolers and children in poor families.

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

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.

    Overweight and obese people were about 30 percent less likely to...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    The short answer to this question is no, but it deserves an explanation. First of all, and unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of endocrinologists in many parts of the country, so even if I thought the right answer was yes, it wouldn’t be a practical answer for everyone. But the right answer for...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight people may lose more weight if their doctor tells them to, a new study finds.

    University of Georgia researchers examined data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that a doctor's recommendation was associat...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Certain hormone treatments promote an increased muscle mass, but they are potentially dangerous and should only be used under the care of a physician. Potent synthetic androgens (male hormones) such as oxandrolone (brand name Anavar) clearly increase muscle mass. The main medical use of these med...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests.

    Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends watching TV each day raises...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that included more than 1,600 people in South Korea, aged 47 to 59, who ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Some hormones may promote weight gain. Excess corticosteroids, especially in people who take large doses of prednisone or similar medications, cause obesity of the trunk and rounding of the face but a loss of muscle mass in the extremities. Too much of the naturally occurring hormone cortisol in patients with...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.

    In fact, infants born to mothers given glyburide (DiaBeta) d...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    In humans, “brown” fat can’t be distinguished from the rest of our body fat based on how it looks. “Brown” fat looks white just like so-called “white” fat. But brown fat has a very different purpose than white fat. White fat, which constitutes the vast majority of fat in our body, serves to store...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.

    These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.Full Article