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 Health Education:

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

    A new study found that sitting appears to be linked to increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, whic...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-third of American seniors with diabetes have their disease under control, a new study finds.

    "This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-third of American seniors with diabetes have their disease under control, a new study finds.

    "This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Like almost any medical problem, there are various ways that a thyroid problem can be diagnosed. Blood tests, especially measurement of the TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), often diagnose thyroid problems before any symptoms develop. Sometimes a person comes in with clear-cut or suggestive symptoms and a blood...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    In most people with stable diabetes, minor illnesses are not a big deal. You'll be able to weather a cold or flulike problem without too much difficulty. The real issue is recognizing when things are getting to be more than you can safely handle at home and when you need to contact your doctor.
    Common...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Prolactin is a normal pituitary hormone. Its primary role is to promote breast milk production. A prolactinoma is a tumor in the pituitary gland that produces too much prolactin, often resulting in abnormal function of the ovaries or testes. A fall in testosterone levels or irregular periods and infertility...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Most people do not realize how common hair loss is in women. But there are plenty of women out there, especially older women, who have lost so much hair they choose to wear a wig or otherwise hide the problem.

    Roughly speaking, hair loss-also called alopecia-is divided into two main causes: hormonal...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    Toxic goiter, which includes both Graves’ disease (a non-nodular or “diffuse” toxic goiter) and overactive thyroid nodules, is quite common in medical terms, though this still means only 1 to 2% of the population lifetime incidence in most studies. In contrast, non-toxic thyroid nodules, meaning nodules...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics Nursing:

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that insulin resistance -- higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes -- was relat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics Nursing:

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that insulin resistance -- higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes -- was relat...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    A “toxic goiter” means thyroid enlargement that results in hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream). A toxic goiter may result from Graves’ disease in which case there are usually no thyroid nodules. In a toxic nodular goiter, one or more thyroid nodules overproduce thyroid hormone....Read More
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