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 Bariatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.

    That's the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 internat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.

    "We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol," said study fir...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

    The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

    "Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population," said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, M...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

    "A sudden increase in height affects the body's ability to control established motor skills, such as walking," said lead author M...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

    The announcement Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reflect...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, an ingredient used in some antibacterial products and toothpaste, is a dirty word in certain circles. But triclosan might not cause the harms that some fear, new research suggests.

    "There are a lot of people who are fearful of triclos...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    There is absolutely no “wrong” time to test, but there are conventions that are helpful to doctors and to people with diabetes. Knowing the fasting blood sugar levels is critical, because if these are high then control throughout the remainder of the day is difficult to achieve. And knowing how blood sugar...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.

    The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief "that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabet...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Your blood sugar rises when you are sick because the body secretes of variety of hormone and other substances in the process of fighting infection that either raise blood sugar directly or make the body resistant to the actions of insulin. Cortisol is the body’s main “stress” hormone, and cortisol...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers who had gestational diabetes may be more likely to carry excess fat in early life, new research suggests.

    At 2 months of age, the babies of mothers with gestational diabetes had 16 percent more body fat than babies of mothe...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A fat-storing hormone called neurotensin might influence your odds for obesity, according to new research with mice and humans.

    Middle-aged folks with high levels of pro-neurotensin -- a substance the body uses to make neurotensin -- have twice...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say.

    The doctors said that the children -- aged 2 and 5 -- developed iodine deficiency because their diets...Full Article

  • Dr. Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    What to do depends on what your child swallowed. If they swallowed a small plastic toy and do not seem to be at all bothered by it, you can first call your pediatrician and ask if they'd rather you make an appointment with them or go to the emergency room. However, if your child swallowed anything sharp, pote...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physiology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've uncovered why humans have such big brains.

    It turns out that metabolism -- the rate at which a body burns calories -- runs faster in humans than it does in other primates. And humans have more body fat, which provides the e...Full Article