Endocrinology

Younger women with diabetes have a higher risk for heart disease
The risk of developing diabetes increases as people grow older, heavier and less active; about 20 percent of the population between the ages of 60 and 74 has diabetes. Older individuals with diabetes...
Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart...
A phase I clinical trial has confirmed that use of a generic vaccine to raise levels of an immune system modulator can cause the death of autoimmune cells targeting the insulin-secreting cells of the...
One of the most devastating side effects of diabetes is kidney failure, and one of the earliest signs of kidney damage is a disruption of the organ's filtering capacity. Diabetes patients who develop...
Like many innovations in medicine, this discovery began as a problem. In the early 1990s, radiologists began using positron emission tomography, a type of body-scanning technology, to hunt for...
As the nation’s healthcare system strains to manage a sour economy and an aging population, large academic medical centers like Massachusetts General Hospital are on the hot seat to cut costs. In the...
A new investigational drug significantly reduced urinary cortisol levels and improved symptoms of Cushing's disease in the largest clinical study of this endocrine disorder ever conducted.
More than 25-million Americans have diabetes, placing them at greater risk for developing limb threatening ulcers or wounds. The problem is often worsened by nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), which...