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June 3rd, 2015

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Named to NIAMS Advisory Council

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals. Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, NIAMS, NIH, research, Sundeep Khosla

March 12th, 2015

Doubts Put to Rest for Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. jonebbertmd

Doctors used to give their female patients hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause believing that it had positive health benefits. However, data from a large clinical trial cast profound doubt on these benefits. So much so that clinicians were encouraged to only give it to patients for symptoms related to menopause (hot flashes). Many women stopped their HRT. Meanwhile, other […]

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Tags: Benkhadra, ENDO, endocrinology, hormone replacement therapy, HRT, Kern Center, Science of health care delivery, women's health

January 15th, 2015

A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, history, insulin, Mayo Clinic, medical history, research

April 29th, 2014

Huffington Post, Diabetes and Mayo Clinic

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Sometimes the science of weight loss and diet is the science of behavior. Mayo Clinic researchers established the ground rules for measuring calories, blood glucose — even the proper dosages for insulin — back in the 1920s and ’30s. Yet more and more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes today. Changing behavior, not […]

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Tags: diabetes, diabetes education, endocrinology, Huffington Post, The Biggest Loser, weight loss

June 17th, 2013

Hypoparathyroidism – New Insights in Patient Conditions


The parathyroid glands, located in the back of the neck, secrete parathyroid hormone which controls calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D in the blood and in your bones. In hypoparathyroidism not enough hormone is produced, causing calcium levels to drop and phosphorous levels to rise. People who have this relatively rare condition are treated with hormone […]

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Tags: Dr. Bart Clarke, endocrinology, Hypoparathyroidism, Mayo Clinic, parathyroid hormone, PTH

January 17th, 2012

Decade of Discovery featured on Minnesota Public Radio


UPDATE:  MPR is hosting a live web chat with Mayo’s Dr. Robert Rizza along with experts from the University of Minnesota today at 1pm Central Time. Here is the link to join the conversation with reporter Lorna Benson and some of the top diabetes specialists in the state: Public radio medical correspondent Lorna […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Decade of Discovery, endocrinology, insulin, Minnesota Partnership, type 1 diabetes, University of Minnesota

January 6th, 2012

Rajiv Kumar, M.D. Receives 2012 John Phillips Memorial Award

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

A huge congratulations goes out to Rajiv Kumar, M.D., a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Departments of Internal Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Kumar is the 2012 recipient of the John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine. This award is given […]

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Tags: American College of Physicians, awards, biochemistry, endocrinology, John Phillips Memorial Award, Mayo Clinic, nephrology, Rajiv Kumar, research awards

October 22nd, 2010

Jensen Honored for Obesity Research


Michael Jensen, M.D., Mayo endocrinologist has been honored for his achievements in research on why people become obese. Dr. Jensen, research chair for endocrinology at Mayo, received the TOPS Research Achievement Award at the recent Obesity Society Annual Meeting. The Society presents the award which is made possible by a grant from the Take Off […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, obesity, weight gain

September 25th, 2009

A "Young Investigator" – Sundeep Khosla honored by peers


“You never stop being a young investigator,” says Sundeep Khosla, M.D. It’s a great attitude to have after your peers nominate and select you for Mayo’s highest research honor – Distinguished Investigator. The physician scientist is internationally known for his findings in osteoporosis. After 21 years at Mayo Clinic he is still hard at it, […]

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Tags: broken bones, Distinguished Investigator, endocrinology, osteoporosis, research awards

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