Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

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

Location:

  • Bethesda, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

    Metabolic syndrome inc...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Blood tests have traditionally been the most common way to diagnose type 1 diabetes. Read these answers from a few experts to learn more about that process. https://www.sharecare.com/health/type-1-diabetes/how-is-type1-diabetes-diagnosed

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  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    There are many different forms of diabetes. Read this article to learn more about types and causes. https://www.sharecare.com/health/type-2-diabetes/health-guide/living-younger-with-diabetes/different-types-of-diabetes

    Learn about the different types of diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast or thyroid cancer are linked to an increased risk for the other, according to a new analysis.

    University of Chicago researchers who reviewed 37 published studies found breast cancer survivors were 1.55 times more likely to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

    Concern about the size of players -- esp...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

    The study, reported Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to evidence that ...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Here are some common causes of blood sugar level swings:
    • High upon waking -- Your liver is releasing too much sugar at
             night, or you had a middle-of-the-night low and your body is
             overcompensating (the Somogyi phenomenon). Or a rise in
             the hormone cortisol occurs in
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

    Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner -- seems to increase your odds o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Practice:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among middle-aged white Americans were higher than expected in 2014, likely because progress against common killers such as diabetes and heart disease has halted, a new study contends.

    Substance abuse and suicide rates among white adul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women, a new study suggests.

    The two conditions in combination nearly quadrupled the risk that a child would receive an autism dia...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.

    Problems such as trouble falling or staying asleep, getting less than six hours of sleep, frequent snoring, sleep apnea o...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using a two-pronged approach, researchers report they were able to restore normal blood sugar levels for six months in mice with induced diabetes.

    But, while the research is promising, it's too soon for people with type 1 diabetes to start pla...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Prolactin is a hormone made by the pituitary gland. Its primary purpose is to promote milk production for a woman who is breastfeeding. In other situations an elevated prolactin level is abnormal and may cause problems.

    There are several symptoms or problems that can result from high prolactin...Read More
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No one is excused from diabetes. That's the message behind a new public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what's known as prediabetes.

    More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sham acupuncture is as effective as real acupuncture in treating hot flashes in women, and the placebo effect likely plays a role in both, according to a new Australian study.

    In real acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into the skin at spec...Full Article