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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

Hyperthyroidism and High-Normal Free T4 Levels Linked to Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Hyperthyroidism and high-normal free T4 levels in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk for pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, according to findings from a population-based cohort study. The study was published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Is Thyroid Cancer Over-Diagnosed?
Despite the increasing rates, the death rate from thyroid cancer has remained stable at 0.5 deaths per 100,000 people. The authors suggested that the increasing rates of thyroid cancer may be due to an increase in the detection of subclinical papillary thyroid cancers, which are unlikely to affect patients’ overall health.
Use of Mifepristone Beneficial for Some with Cushing's Disease
Patients who have Cushing’s disease and receive mifepristone must undergo surveillance for evidence of tumor progression.
Mild Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy is Likely to Resolve Following Childbirth
Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy is likely to resolve in two-thirds of women after pregnancy, according to findings in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Metabolic Syndrome Management: Results of the Muffin Study
Swapping saturated fats for polyunsaturated fats rather than monounsaturated fats may allow for the greatest reduction of triglycerides and improvements in endothelial function in patients with the metabolic syndrome, according to findings from The Muffin Study.
Type 2 Diabetes is Associated With a Higher Risk for Musculoskeletal Pain
The diabetic group had a higher mean number of doctor visits for musculoskeletal pain in the neck and shoulders, limbs, lumbar spine, back and pelvis compared with the nondiabetic group. In both groups, the most common locations of musculoskeletal pain necessitating doctor visits were pain in the lumbar spine, back and pelvis.
Liraglutide May Prevent Weight Loss-Induced Osteoporosis in Women with Diabetes
New findings suggest that the GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide may prevent osteoporosis when used for chronic weight management in post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes..
Tool Aids in Selecting Patients With Papillary Microcarcinoma for Active Surveillance
A risk-stratified clinical decision-making framework may provide clinicians with a tool to identify which patients are most likely to benefit from an active surveillance management approach for papillary microcarcinoma.
International Panel Reclassifies Thyroid Tumors to Reduce Cancer Overdiagnosis
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.
Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lower the Risk for Thyroid Cancer
New findings from a large prospective cohort add support to the hypothesis that moderate alcohol consumption may lower the risk of papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas.
Afirma and Cytologically Benign Thyroid Nodules Show Comparable Clinical Behavior
Findings suggest that Cyto-I/GEC-B nodules shows comparable clinical behavior to cytologically benign nodules and may be conservatively monitored.
Viagra Improves Insulin Sensitivity in People with Prediabetes
Three-month treatment with sildenafil improved insulin sensitivity in patients with prediabetes and also reduced levels of biological markers of kidney and heart disease (ie, albumin and creatinine).
Treatment of X-linked hypophosphatemia in Adults May Prevent Dental Disease
Exposure to standard therapeutic regimen for X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) of calcitriol and phosphate has no effect on enthesopathy but is protective of dental health.
Compound in Plastics Linked to Increased Risk of Insulin Resistance in Adolescents
Exposure to urinary metabolites of the phthalate compound di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), which is increasingly used in the manufacturing of consumer products, was linked to an increased risk of high diabetes in adolescents enrolled in a cross-sectional analysis reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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