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Endocrine Insights – October 2020

Endocrine Insights – October 2020 | Dear Valued Patient, As fall approaches and as we adapt more and more to COVID-19 best practices, I wanted to take a break to discuss some interesting new endocrine articles that have recently been published. These articles cover different endocrine conditions that I see in my office, although not all may be relevant to you. I have summarized the […]

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Coronavirus Vaccine: Expert Says, ‘We Need Time to Get This Right’

Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development While the race to develop…

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Superfoods and Your Immune System

Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best…

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Endocrine Insights – February 2020

Endocrine Insights By Denise Armellini, MD  To my patients and friends, It’s hard to believe we’re already in the second month of 2020…I hope you’re off to a healthy start.  I have much to share with you as there’s been a tremendous amount of valuable research published in the last few months. Below are highlights from studies and articles that I believe will be of […]

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Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

In celebration of American Heart Month, please enjoy these two delicious heart-healthy recipes below .    

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When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways? Like trying to define why some people are born to be joyful and others to play the role…

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Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback

Safe Passage: Navigating Your Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback If you are not taking your prescription medications as directed (or at all), you’re far from alone: Compliance is estimated at just 50% among U.S. patients. Unfortunately, adherence is a direct impact on quality and length of life, and overall healthcare costs, accounting for up…

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Endocrine Insights – October 2019

Endocrine Insights by Denise Armellini, MD Association of RAI treatment with cancer mortality in patients with hyperthyroidism This study included 18,805 patients treated for hyperthyroidism (Graves disease and toxic adenoma). Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy has been available for the treatment of hyperthyroidism since the 1940s. It is well known that higher doses>400 Mci have been linked to an increased risk for cancer, while low doses […]

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Kidney Stones: Treatment & Prevention

This Too Shall Pass: Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones More common, frequently less painful and far more preventable than reputed, kidney stones have, thankfully, entered a new era of highly effective, noninvasive procedures. We bring you up to date on this eminently treatable condition. Q: Why do kidney stones happen? A: They form when substances…

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Keto Diet: Right for You?

Considering Keto: Is It the Right Diet for You? The truth is that a silver bullet for weight loss likely does not exist, but Americans’ perpetual search continues unabated. Low-carb diets such as Paleo, Whole30, and most prominently, Ketogenics, or “keto” may be the latest contenders, yet Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Ginger Hultin,…

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