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Kristin Della Volpe

Medical Writer
Madison, NJ

About Kristin Della Volpe

Kristin Della Volpe, LMT, is a medical writer with more than 15 years of experience in medical journalism, continuing medical education, and project management. She has written for peer-reviewed journals and newspapers specializing in a variety of fields, including diabetes, gastroenterology, hospital pharmacy, neurology, oncology, pain management, primary care, and psychiatry. The best part of her job is interviewing leading medical experts about cutting-edge clinical studies.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from The College of New Jersey.

Kristin is also a licensed massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage and has worked in both the chiropractic and massage clinic setting. While earning her degree at the Swedish Institute–College of Health Sciences in New York, NY, she enhanced her knowledge of neurology, pathology, and anatomy, allowing for a greater understanding of chronic disease states. She lives in Madison, NJ, with her husband and two children.

Articles Written by Kristin Della Volpe

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Risk of Endocrine Disorders as Adults
Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for endocrine disorders into adulthood, with the cumulative incidence and prevalence increasing over time.
Daily Injectable Abaloparatide Reduced Fracture Risk Among Women with Osteoporosis
Daily injection of the synthetic peptide abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fracture.
What Is the Most Commonly Cited Paper on Thyroid Disease in the Last Decade?
Research in the field of thyroid disease is thriving with a third of all papers on this topic being published in the last 10 years, according to an analysis in the August issue of Thyroid.
USPSTF Found Insufficient Evidence to Recommend for or Against Lipid Screening in Asymptomatic Children and Teens
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed evidence for screening asymptomatic children and adolescents for both familial hypercholesterolemia and multifactorial dyslipidemia.
Is There a Link Between Thyroid Cancer and Hyperthyroidism?
Researchers examined the association between thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism. Find out what researchers learned about this relationship in this thyroid-focused study.
Altered Brain Functioning May Explain Cognitive Difficulties and Depression After Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal Following Thyroidectomy
Patients with acute hypothyroidism following total thyroidectomy have increased local brain functional connectivity, which correlates with poorer mental quality of life and depression.
Panel Reclassifies Thyroid Tumor to Reduce Overdiagnosis of Cancer and Unnecessary Aggressive Treatment
An international panel of experts recommends reclassifying noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma as “noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features”. The panel expects the name change to reduce the psychological and medical consequences of a cancer diagnosis in patients with these low-risk tumors.
Drug Targeting BRAF Mutation Elicits Response in One-Third of Metastatic Thyroid Cancer Cases
The targeted therapy with vemurafenib led to partial responses in at least one-third of patients with metastatic thyroid cancer harboring a BRAF mutation, according to an open-label phase 2 clinical study published online ahead of print in Lancet Oncology.
Is T1a and T1b Staging Necessary in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer?
While patients with pT1a and pT1b differentiated thyroid cancer underwent different treatment strategies during the last decade, survival outcomes were similar, according to a retrospective analysis in the August issue of Thyroid.
Diabetes and Diabetes Treatment Not Linked to Thyroid Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Although diabetes was not linked to thyroid cancer in our study, diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and some other cancers, and prevention of diabetes is still very important.
First Field Trial Supports Removing Transgender Diagnosis from WHO Classification of Mental Disorders
New evidence supports removing the diagnosis of transgender from the WHO International Classification of Diseases, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Exercise Program Improves Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Reduces Waist Circumference in Postmenopausal Women With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
A 24-week structured exercise training program for postmenopausal women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) significantly improved waist circumference, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and cardiopulmonary fitness.
FDA Approves Marketing of First ZnT8Ab Autoantibody Assay for Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for marketing the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test to aid in the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
Majority of Supportive Care Needs for Thyroid Cancer Survivors Are Unmet
Most information and support needs among survivors of thyroid cancer are unmet, according to a large online survey reported in the June issue of Thyroid. Key opinion leaders comment on the Morley-Goldfarb study.
FDA Approves Once-Weekly GLP-1 Agonist for Type 2 Diabetes
Dulaglutide (Trulicity), a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is now approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

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