Kathleen Doheny

About Kathleen Doheny

Kathleen Doheny is a Los Angeles journalist specializing in health, behavior and fitness topics. She writes for a variety of health websites and publications, including WebMD, EverydayHealth, HealthDay and Health.

Articles Written by Kathleen Doheny

Thyroid Cancer: Epidemic or Overdiagnosis?
09/23/2016 - Many experts are now saying that not everyone with thyroid cancer may need immediate treatment—or any treatment at all—according to a Mayo Clinic expert speaking at the opening session of the American Thyroid Associaiton's 86th annual meeting in Denver. 
5 Ways Diabetes Educators Can Boost Income
Two top diabetes educators offer strategies for CDEs to earn more income.
Excess Weight May Shrink the Brain's White Matter
08/19/2016 - Those who are overweight or obese at middle age—roughly, age 40—appear to have much less white matter in their brains than people of the same age who are at a healthy weight, according to a new study. The extra weight appears to age their brain a full decade, the researchers found.
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism During Pregnancy
08/02/2016 - A  large study from Denmark found that exposure to levothyroxine, used to help a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroidism), had no impact on birth weight and other factors. However, treatment with anti-thyroid medications for overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) was linked with a higher risk of preterm births, low birth weights and infant death.
Levothyroxine for Sluggish Thyroids: Weekly or Daily?
07/06/2016 - Weekly doses of levothyroxine may improve compliance and work as well as daily, study finds. Not everyone thinks it's a good idea.
Liraglutide Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Deaths
06/13/2016 - Liraglutide (Victoza), a drug used to help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, also reduces the risk of dying from heart disease, new research suggests.
For Best Thyroid Surgery Results, Pick Doctor With 25-Plus Cases a Year
03/22/2016 - Patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed, due to cancer or other conditions, should seek out a surgeon who performs more than 25 such operations each year, according to new research.  
Do Men Need Different Weight Loss Programs?
During ObesityWeek 2015, Melissa Crane, PhD explained men aren't attracted to typical weight loss programs, viewing them as complicated and tailored to women. They want simplified weight loss programs and want to lose weight for health reasons.
Diabetes Treatment May Increase Breast Density
03/11/2016 - Women on insulin tended to have higher breast density, a risk factor for breast cancer, than those on metformin or dietary control.  
Long-Term Metformin Use Linked with Vitamin B12 Deficiency
03/16/2016 - Long-term use of the popular diabetes drug metformin is linked with vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia, according to new research that solidifies some previous research.
New Clues About Weight Loss Success
Early lapses on a weight loss program predict overall weight loss success, even if weight loss on track, study finds. Acceptance-based treatment beats standard treatment.
Blood Pressure Medicine May Treat Diabetes, Too
02/18/2016 - The blood pressure-lowering medicine verapamil may also help lower blood sugar levels in those with diabetes, cites new research published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 
New Diabetes App Can Predict Danger Hours Ahead
01/28/2016 - Medtronic, maker of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems, has teamed up with IBM and its supercomputer, Watson, to develop an app usable on smart phones that can predict a potential problem hours before it's reality.
Women's Sleep Problems Up Diabetes Risk
02/05/2016 - Women who have sleep problems such as insomnia have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds research in the journal Diabetologia.
Diabetes, Obesity During Pregnancy May Up Autism Risk
02/02/2016 - The risk of autism may increase substantially for children born to mothers with diabetes who are also obese, says new research published in the journal Pediatrics. 

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