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Laurie Tarkan

Maplewood, NJ

About Laurie Tarkan

Laurie Tarkan is an award-winning health journalist who writes for The New York Times, national health, women’s and parenting magazines, and consumer health websites. She wrote Peak Performance, a health@work blog for CBSNews.com. Tarkan is the three-time recipient of the National Health Information Awards, and won the Rose Kushner Award for Writing Achievement in the Field of Breast Cancer.  She is the author of three books, including My Mother’s Breast: Daughters Face Their Mothers’ Cancer.
 

Articles Written by Laurie Tarkan

Eating a Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Hip Fractures
09/12/2016 - A study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine reviewed the bone-protective benefits of several high-quality types of diets, including the DASH diet (used to lower blood pressure) and the Mediterranean diet. 
Diabulimia: The Diabetes Eating Disorder
08/05/2015 - An eating disorder unique to people with type 1 diabetes called diabulimia, has become more prevalent in recent years and been gaining attention among experts, according to Lorraine Platka-Bird, PhD, RD, a diabetes educator who will be discussing the condition at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in New Orleans this week.
Skip the Fake Sugars While Pregnant
05/17/2016 - A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that babies of women who drank artificially-sweetened beverages while pregnant were 10 percent more likely to be overweight by their first birthday. 
Targeting Brain Signaling Can Reduce Blood Glucose in Diabetic Mice
05/23/2016 - An animal study found that injecting a hormone directly into the brain of rodents put type 2 diabetes in remission for several months, reports the journal Nature Medicine. 
Diabetes Drug Increases Bladder Cancer, Study Shows
04/06/2016 - A new study reveals strong evidence that pioglitazone does in fact increase the risk of bladder cancer, and that the increased risk can occur as quickly as about 22 months on the drug. 
Excess Leptin in Obese Pregnant Women May Cause Type 2 Diabetes in Children
03/29/2016 - Having an excess of the hormone leptin while pregnant could be one of the reasons why children born to obese women are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cites a new study in the journal Cell Reports.
Being Obese Can Lead to Weak Bones
03/14/2016 - A new study published in the journal Metabolism found that obesity and type 2 diabetes led to weakened bones. 
Exercise Reduces Hot Flashes and Other Menopause Symptoms
03/04/2016 - Leading a sedentary life is linked to more severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, according to a new study that surveyed women in Central and South America.
Bariatric Surgery Complications: A Survey Follow Up
01/11/2016 - Gastric bypass surgery for obese individuals can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life and reduce type 2 diabetes symptoms, but the surgery also comes with risks of complications and symptoms.
Magnesium May Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
12/29/2015 - Taking magnesium may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Endoscopic Surgery Shows Promise in Lowering Glucose Levels
10/07/2015 - A new experimental endoscopic procedure significantly improved blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results of the pilot study were presented at the 3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes.
Partial Fasting a Treatment for Diabetes?
09/18/2015 - New research has found that following a diet that mimics fasting, but is less difficult, may slow aging and reduce the incidence of chronic diseases including diabetes.
Antibiotic Use Linked to Increased Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes
09/01/2015 - A new study found an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes in people who took more antibiotics. The authors caution that the study does not show whether the antibiotics increase the risk of diabetes or that the findings reflect the fact that people with diabetes have a higher incidence of infections and therefore take more antibiotics.
Acetaminophen Can Falsely Elevate CGM Readings
08/21/2015 - A new study finds that acetaminophen may affect the accuracy of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) more than was previously thought. 
Google + Dexcom = High-Tech, Low-Cost Diabetes Devices
08/13/2015 - Dexcom and the new Google Life Sciences company are teaming up to develop bandage-thin continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices. Google Life Sciences is one of the new companies that Google created under its restructured and newly named company, Alphabet.

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