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The Incidental Thyroid Nodule

Dr. Saad Khan, from the UTSW division of Hematology/Oncology, presented an update on the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. A point important for general internists is the evaluation of incidentally discovered thyroid nodules. 40 more words


Internal Medicine Journal Watch - February 2015

STRAIGHT FROM THE HOUSESTAFF – the February 2015 Internal Medicine Journal Watch! They have summarized important issues in clinical practice, from Metformin in CKD to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. 405 more words

Infectious Disease

Myxedema Madness


The term “Hashimoto encephalopathy” (HE) was used perhaps for the first time in 1991 by Shaw (1), who collected five cases with similar symptoms such as seizures, disorientation, frequent episodes of alternating hemiparesis, high protein levels in the cerebrospinal fluid and electrocardiographic abnormalities. 1,129 more words

New And Interesting

Beginning of the End(o)

This week my endocrinologist is transitioning to a different medical office which is, realistically, too far away for me to travel to for future appointments.  This endo not only is a kind, non-judgmental doctor, but in my head she is dubbed as the “Basal Insulin Wizard.”  She has a knack for knowing which little adjustments need to be made to prevent or to fix huge problems.  538 more words


Mission Impossible

February 18th  “Wordless Wednesday” – Share a picture or video on your blog!

Blog About Diabetes

New Content Coming Soon!

Yes, I am still alive. I know it’s been a long time since my last post.

I’ve been working on something that just talks about my progress and thoughts etc.  63 more words


Effects of low birthweight span generations but are overcome with diet

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H.

Rat pups born too small are likely to be obese in adulthood and at greater risk for metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, which often precede diabetes and heart disease – all as a result of epigenetic changes that affect the architecture of the DNA (genetic code) and  chromatin (histone code). 936 more words