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 Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease.

    The researchers reviewed prior studies examining the link between diabetes and hearing loss. However, f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review suggests.

    The review also found...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Hyperparathyroidism is often asymptomatic, but as the calcium rises many problems may develop. As the parathyroid hormone (PTH) stimulates the release of calcium from bone, osteoporosis may develop. This tends to be an unusual form of osteoporosis, affecting the shafts of the long bones more than...Read More
  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Management of your diabetes needs to be supported by a good diet, enough exercise, and proper medications. Addressing all three is the only way to achieve the best possible blood sugar control, stave off complications, and increase the chances that you’ll live your best possible life. If you already...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.

    Their study included almost 4,000 women. All of the women had a history of pregnancy-related (gest...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests.

    Metformin reduced the risk of dying from heart attack and stroke by about 30 percent t...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting.

    Type 1 and type 2 diabetes will shorten the lives of 50-year-old men and women by more than thr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer thyroid cancers are diagnosed in the United States now than in the recent past, perhaps signaling a change in physician practices, a new study says.

    And many thyroid growths won't even be called "cancer" any more, according to another ne...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prediabetes may cause more nerve damage than previously believed, researchers say.

    "The results of this new study add urgency to the need for more screening of those with the condition and faster intervention," said senior study author Dr. Micha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who receive testosterone-suppressing therapy for prostate cancer may be at increased risk of developing depression, a new, large study suggests.

    The findings are based on over 78,000 U.S. men treated for earlier-stage prostate cancer.Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Any combination of these will be helpful:
    • Pick the right parents, because diabetes and hypertension are both largely hereditary.
    • Keep your weight down, because being overweight or obese increases your risk of both problems.
    • Exercise regularly, because couch potato disease, even in those who
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise helps counteract the harmful health effects of too much sitting, a new British study suggests.

    "This research is significant because it demonstrates yet again why physical activity and exercise is so important. It shows that peopl...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that pregnant women who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have abnormally large babies. Now a new study suggests that this rapid fetal growth happens early in pregnancy.

    British researchers found that babies b...Full Article