Effort Aims to Bring Diabetes Care to Latinx Community

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Latinx people are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as non-Hispanic whites, according to the American Diabetes Association. As part of its larger goal of addressing health care disparities in minority populations, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has begun efforts to advance systems of care, research and community programs that elevate the health status of communities in the Boston area, including the Latinx community.

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ED Diabetes Rapid-Referral Program Leads to Improved Mortality and Other Benefits

Picture a woman with acute diabetes arriving at the emergency department at 2 a.m. Her blood glucose level is extremely high and she is experiencing chest pain. Upon ruling out a heart attack and seeing no sign of hyperglycemic crisis, the ED physician concludes the patient does not require acute care. He then pages the doctor on call to request that outpatient care be arranged.

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Focusing on the Unique Health Care Needs of Transgender Individuals

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While social awareness and inclusion of the transgender population is on the rise, many transgender individuals continue to struggle in accessing and obtaining high-quality health care.

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Building on the Brigham’s Legacy of Leadership to Advance Adrenal Care

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Through its comprehensive clinical services and research efforts, the Center for Adrenal Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is playing a key role in advancing adrenal care. As such, it continues the institution’s long tradition of excellence in the field.

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Preserving Fertility with Minimally Invasive Myomectomy

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Uterine fibroids are highly prevalent in women over 35. As more women delay childbearing, techniques to remove uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) while also preserving fertility are of increasing importance.

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Exploring Sex Disparity in Coronary Microvascular Function Among T2D Patients

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Women who have type 2 diabetes (T2D) without cardiovascular disease have impaired coronary flow reserve (CFR) compared to men. CFR—the ratio of stimulated to rest myocardial blood flow (MBF) assessed by cardiac PET—is a well-established indicator of coronary microvascular dysfunction and predictor of death.

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Taking Meaningful Steps to Improve Diabetes Care in Humanitarian Crises

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Nearly 71 million people globally are projected to be displaced from their homes due to disasters, conflicts and disease outbreaks by the end of 2019. Citizens of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately victimized in humanitarian crises like these, with an average displacement duration of 27 years.

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New Endocrine Clinic Optimizes Transition From Pediatric to Adult Care

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Endocrinology patients tend to have chronic illnesses that require lifelong care. Furthermore, many endocrine conditions evolve, so appropriate treatment approaches can change over time as well.

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With a Pill Rather Than Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Over the past decade, gastric bypass surgery has been proven to reverse not only obesity but also type 2 diabetes in patients with both conditions. However, most diabetic patients do not meet current surgery criteria. And of those who do, fewer than two percent actually proceed due to concerns about risks.

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Endocrinologists Should Be Part of the Solution for Confronting the Global Hypertension Crisis

Less worries more positive moments. Close up view on a female nurse sitting in front of a senior patient while measuring her blood pressure during a regular visit.Hypertension has become a public health crisis in the United States and around the world. While most hypertension specialists come from the disciplines of nephrology, cardiology or internal medicine, Naomi D. L. Fisher, MD, believes endocrinologists should play a role, too.

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