The Endocrine Group

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Our mission is to provide the best possible care in a cost effective, efficient manner while maintaining a patient-friendly, compassionate environment. Toward this goal we will integrate your care with ancillary support staff best suited to your needs.

Vitamin Supplements: enough is enough!

by Jay Watsky on December 26, 2013

An editorial in the December 17, 2013 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine: Three articles in this issue address the role of vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing the occurrence or progression of chronic diseases. First, Fortmann and colleagues (1) systematically reviewed trial evidence to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on the [...]

The following was extracted from an article published in Endocrine Today, reporting on results of a study published recently in Diabetes Care (Li Y. Diabetes Care. 2012;35:273-277):  From 1996 to 2008, rates of lower-limb amputations among US adults with diabetes decreased by 65%. Nevertheless, in 2008, data from a study conducted by CDC researchers demonstrated [...]

When Should Your Next DXA be done?

by Jay Watsky on January 28, 2012

A long-term study of several thousand women over 65 who had baseline bone density testing was published in NEJM January 2012.  The purpose was to try to determine how long it might take for a patient who does not have osteoporosis to develop it. In short, it depends how bad the bone density is to [...]

Obstuctive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is not what I would consider an “endocrine problem.”. However, it is of great concern to us because of it’s extraordinary prevalence in our patients with type 2 diabetes.  Symptoms typically include snoring, daytime fatigue and difficulty losing weight.   It has long been recognized that treatment with use of a mask [...]

Does Actos cause bladder cancer??

July 17, 2011

Maybe.  Actos is a drug for treatment of diabetes that is clearly quite effective.  There has been information in the package insert about bladder tumors since 2006, so this question isn’t new.  However, there has been a lot in the lay press lately.  And, many ads from lawyers are popping up in the newspaper every [...]

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New docs at The Endocrine Group!

July 12, 2011

We at The Endocrine Group have expanded our services to include Podiatric care.  We are delighted to add Dr Michael Dolen to our dedicated team, and he is available to see patients immediately.  Orignially from the Capital District, Dr Dolen studied Podiatric Medicine at Temple University before completing a 3-year residency in Kingston.  He is [...]

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Please Don’t Panic with regard to Japanese Nuclear Accident

March 20, 2011

A Joint Statement from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, The Endocrine Society, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine March 18, 2011 The recent nuclear reactor accident in Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami has raised fears of radiation exposure to populations in North America from the potential plume of [...]

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Insulin Therapy for Hospitalized Patients Should Not Be Abandoned

February 20, 2011

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association joint statement in response to American College of Physicians (ACP) clinical guidelines for inpatient glucose control: The publication of the systematic review of intensive insulin therapy in hospitalized patients and the American College of Physicians (ACP) clinical guidelines for inpatient glucose control in the [...]

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USPSTF issues new guidelines on bone density screening

January 19, 2011

“One half of all postmenopausal women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime, including 25% who will develop a vertebral deformity and 15% who will suffer a hip fracture,” write USPSTF Chair Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, from the Colorado Trust in Denver, and colleagues. “Osteoporotic fractures, particularly hip fractures, are associated with chronic pain [...]

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month

January 4, 2011

What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland influences the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Ensuring that the thyroid gland [...]

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