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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

Half of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was found in 50% of patients with type 2 diabetes who had normal aminotransferase levels in a recent study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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.
AMA Approves Resolution to Improve Obesity Education in Medical Schools
While obesity is an epidemic in the United States, many physicians receive little training on obesity treatment during medical school. Read this article to find out how the American Medical Association and American Society of Bariatric Physicians are working together to resolve this problem.
Prevalence of Grave’s Disease Varies Widely by Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic blacks have a nearly 3-fold higher prevalence of thyrotoxicosis than non-Hispanic whites, according to analysis of data from National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys (NHANES) reported in the June issue of Thyroid.
Women Are Less Likely to Receive Recommended Diabetes Care From PCPs
Primary care physicians (PCPs) are less likely to order recommended diabetes tests and statins for women than for men—even when these women had a history of at least one diabe
Incidence of Diabetic Foot Infections Decreased by Half from 1996 to 2010
New data from a retrospective cohort study show that the incidence of diabetic foot infections has decreased markedly—by 52%—between 1996 and 2010, according to a report in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Weekly Debridement Leads to Faster Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Frequent debridement of chronic wounds is associated with improved healing, according to James Wilcox, RN, lead author of a retrospective study of more than 300,000 wounds.
Are Incretin Therapies and Pancreatic Disease Linked?
Commentary by Robert E. Ratner, MD and J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE
Who Should Be Tested for Diabetes, and How is Diabetes Diagnosed?
Diabetes is diagnosed using one of four simple blood tests in a doctor’s office or health clinic. The tests measure your blood-glucose level, which means the amount of sugar in your blood. Many people with diabetes do not have symptoms so it is important to get tested if you have risk factors for the disease.
Protective Effect of Pioglitazone on Diabetes Risk Is Reduced After Treatment Cessation
The protective effect of pioglitazone on risk for type 2 diabetes is reduced following treatment cessation, according to an extension of the ACT NOW trial.
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.

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