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
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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
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
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