News Releases 2009
News Brief: November 2009 December 1, 2009
1. Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy Associated with Postpartum Cardiovascular Risk
2. Cardiovascular Risk in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Linked Primarily to Insulin Resistance
3. New Patient Fact Sheet on Type 2 Diabetes and TZDs Available
AMA Adopts Endocrine Society Resolution Opposing Medicare’s Proposal to Eliminate Payments for Specialists November 10, 2009
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates adopted a resolution opposing all public and private payer efforts to eliminate physician consultation services. Physicians providing inpatient and outpatient consultation...
AMA Adopts Endocrine Society Resolution Calling for New Policies to Decrease Public Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals November 10, 2009
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates adopted a resolution calling on the AMA to work with the federal government to enact new federal policies to decrease the public’s exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)...
News Brief: October 2009 November 4, 2009
1. New Scientific Study Indicates that Eating Quickly is Associated with Overeating
2. Postmenopausal Women with Higher Testosterone Levels May Have Increased Health Risks
3. New Patient Fact Sheet on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopausal Symptoms Available
Endocrine Society Calls for Expanded Scope and Funding for Stem Cell Research October 27, 2009
Stem cell research holds great promise for the treatment of millions of Americans with debilitating and possibly fatal diseases. Current legislation and guidelines, however, continue to limit researchers’ endeavors in unlocking the potential breakthroughs...
News Brief: September 2009 October 6, 2009
1. Future Diabetes Treatment May Use Resveratrol to Target the Brain
2. Ethnic Background May Be Associated with Diabetes Risk
3. New Patient Guide to the Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons Available
News Brief: August 2009 September 1, 2009
1. Weight-Loss Surgery Can Break a Family’s Cycle of Obesity
2. Exercise Alone Shown to Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Sedentary Adolescents
3. New Patient Fact Sheet on Endocrine Effects of Bariatric Surgery Available
Springer signs publishing agreement with The Endocrine Society August 27, 2009
Springer, one of the leading publishers in the fields of science, technology and medicine, has
signed an agreement with The Endocrine Society to co-publish a new journal, Hormones & Cancer, starting in January 2010...
Endocrine Society Calls for Medicare Coverage of DXA Bone Density Testing to be Extended to Men with Testosterone Deficiency August 11, 2009
Hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency, affects 4-5 million men in the United States placing them at risk for developing osteoporosis. Despite the clear association of testosterone deficiency with low bone density and osteoporosis...
The Endocrine Society Lauds Collins Confirmation August 7, 2009
The Endocrine Society issued the following statement today upon Congress’ confirmation of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as the new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
Endocrine Reviews is Top-Ranked Journal in the Category of “Endocrinology & Metabolism” August 5, 2009
In its recently released annual Journal Citation Report (JCR) for 2008, Thomson Reuters awarded Endocrine Reviews the top Impact Factor ranking among the 93 journals competing in the “Endocrinology & Metabolism” category...
News Brief: July 2009 August 3, 2009
1. Insufficient Sleep may be Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
2. Sex Hormones Associated with Broken Bones in Older Men
3. New Patient Fact Sheet on Growth Hormone Use and Abuse Available
Endocrine Society Expert can Provide Balanced Perspective on Use, Misuse and Abuse of Anabolic Steroids July 29, 2009
In light of yesterday’s Public Health Advisory from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning consumers to immediately stop using all body-building products that claim to contain steroids or steroid-like substances...
The Endocrine Society Receives Commendation from the ACCME for Excellent Continuing Medical Education Programming July 27, 2009
Today, The Endocrine Society received the highest level of accreditation, “Accreditation with Commendation,” as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Awarded by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)...
Endocrine Society Issues Position Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals June 29, 2009
Interest and concern about possible health threats posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is on the rise, yet there is currently no comprehensive coordinated approach to regulating EDCs in the United States...
ENDO 09 Press Content June 16, 2009
ENDO 09 Press Content - Research Summaries and Webcasts
Endocrine Society Unveils First-Ever Scientific Statement: Inaugural Statement Identifies Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals as a Significant Concern to Public Health June 16, 2009
The Endocrine Society presented its first-ever Scientific Statement on endocrine-disrupting chemicals today at ENDO 09, the 91st Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society.
Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Endocrinology: The Endocrine Society’s 2009 Corporate Liaison Board Forum June 16, 2009
The Endocrine Society’s Corporate Liaison Board (CLB) will host its annual forum on Wednesday June 10, as part of ENDO 09, the Society’s 91th Annual Meeting. The 2009 topic for the forum is “Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Endocrinology in Clinical Trials & Drug Development.”
Endocrine Society Announces 2009 Laureate Award Winners June 16, 2009
The Endocrine Society is pleased to announce the 2009 Laureate Awards established in 1944 to recognize the highest achievements in endocrinology including: science, leadership, teaching and service...
The Endocrine Society Lauds Sotomayor Nomination as Example of what People with Type 1 Diabetes can Accomplish May 28, 2009
The nomination of Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice shows that there are no physical or intellectual limits to what persons with Type 1 diabetes are capable of achieving...
News Brief: April 2009 May 4, 2009
1. Injectable Testosterone May Provide Effective Male Contraception
2. News Media Registration Open for ENDO 09 in Washington, D.C.
3. New “Research Highlights” from The Hormone Foundation Inform the Public
News Briefs: March 2009 April 1, 2009
1. Weight at Birth Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk in Adulthood
2. Balancing Hormones May Help Prevent Preterm Births
3. Endocrine Society Releases New Clinical Practice Guideline on Adult Hypoglycemic Disorders
4. News Media Registration Open for ENDO 09 in Washington, D.C.
5. New Patient Guide on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypoglycemic Disorders in Adults Available
JCEM Recognized as One of the Most Influential Journals of the Century March 26, 2009
The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) was recently named in the Special Library Association’s list of the most influential journals of biology and medicine over the last 100 years...
News Briefs: February 2009 March 3, 2009
1. Obesity Linked to Hormone Imbalance that Impacts Sexual Quality of Life
2. Study Sheds New Light on Link between Obesity and Infertility
3. Last Call for Nominations: The Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism
4. News Media Registration Opens for ENDO 09 in Washington, D.C.
5. New Patient Fact Sheet, "Vitamin D, Calcium, and Bone Health" Available
News Media Registration Opens for ENDO 09 in Washington, D.C. February 24, 2009
The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting, ENDO 09 will be held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, June 10-13, 2009. Approximately 7,500 scientists and clinicians from all over the world are expected to assemble...
The Endocrine Society Holds Capitol Hill Briefing on Latest Obesity Research and Treatment Advances February 13, 2009
The Endocrine Society and U.S. House Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY) hosted a briefing in Washington, DC to discuss how the nation can utilize new research and treatment advances to improve the public’s ability to understand, treat and cure obesity...
Are Americans Destined To Be Fat For Life? February 9, 2009
According to a 2008 JAMA study, 16.3 percent of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese and almost one third are at risk for obesity. In a recent study, the CDC found that the probability of an obese adolescent (age 16-17)...
News Briefs: January 2009 February 3, 2009
1. Vitamin D Tied to Muscle Power in Adolescent Girls
2. Growth Hormone Treatment after Weight Loss Surgery Prevents Loss of Muscle Mass
3. Call for Nominations: The Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism
4. New Hormone Foundation Bilingual Patient Fact Sheet on Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Heart Protection