I am sure that the news of COVID-19 vaccines is causing a mix of emotions, from fear of the unknown and hesitation about the side effects, to excitement about their potential to eventually return us to normal life. For that reason, I feel compelled to write this email. I hope this will give you an understanding of how the vaccines work, and why […]
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 […]
Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development While the race to develop…
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Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best…
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Dr. Armellini Town Hall Meeting regarding COVID-19 – Recorded 5/14/20 from Specialdocs Consultants on Vimeo.
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 […]
In celebration of American Heart Month, please enjoy these two delicious heart-healthy recipes below .
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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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 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 […]