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Sari Harrar

About Sari Harrar

 Sari Harrar is an award-winning freelance journalist specializing in health, medicine, and science. She writes for national magazines including Consumer Reports on Health, Good Housekeeping, Prevention and O--Oprah magazine, and is the author of "Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally" (Rodale, 2014). She is a former Prevention Magazine Health News editor and was the recipient of a CASE/Harvard Medical School Journalism Fellowship in 2003.
 

Articles Written by Sari Harrar

6 Thyroid Medication Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Thyroids meds not working? These 6 common medication mistakes can really mess with your thyroid medication.
Low Thyroid Hormone Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
10/11/2016 - People with prediabetes and low thyroid function were more than twice as likely to progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes compared to those with normal thyroid-hormone levels in a new study published September 30 in the journal BMC Medicine.
Diabetic Neuropathy: Your Diagnosis
Your doctor will run tests in order to diagnose you with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes). These will help the doctor figure out which nerves are damaged and the extent of the damage.
Diabetic Neuropathy: Causes and Symptoms
Nerve damage caused by diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) is most likely caused by poor blood glucose control. Over time, fluctuating blood glucose levels damage nerves, but researchers aren’t sure why that happens. Learn what else may damage nerves.
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Insulin Tripled in 11 Years
04/05/2016 - People with type 2 diabetes who use insulin saw out-of-pocket expenses triple between 2002 and 2013, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
Experimental Osteoporosis Drug Builds Bone, Cuts Fracture Risk
08/25/2016 - The experimental osteoporosis drug abaloparatide, currently under review by the FDA, worked as well as the only bone-building medication currently on the US market at decreasing fracture risk in a new study. 
5 Surprising Facts about “Low Thyroid” in Children and Teens
More kids and teens than ever seem to have hypothyroidism – a damaged or sluggish thyroid gland that doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone – says pediatric endocrinologist Andrew J. Bauer, MD, medical director of The Thyroid Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Gut Bug Slims Waistlines, Improves Blood Sugar
07/02/2015 - A common gut microbe with a tongue-twisting name — Akkermansia muciniphila —helped overweight and obese people lose more belly fat and gain better blood-sugar control in a recent study from the Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition at Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris.
Zika and Pregnancy: 7 Things You Need to Know
As Zika expands its reach – affecting 2,722 people in the U.S. including 624 pregnant women at last count according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 (CDC) — the headlines keep getting scarier for women of reproductive age (and their partners).
Red Wine With Dinner? A New Study Says Yes, You Can
10/15/2015 - Sipping a glass of red wine with dinner modestly boosted levels of “good” HDL cholesterol in a two-year study of 224 people with type 2 diabetes, led by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Low Iron and Low Thyroid: A Link in Pregnant Women?
12/14/2016 - Iron deficiency and hypothyroidism may share a connection, a recent study from Belgium suggests.
Insulin Resistance Causes and Symptoms
Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, body fat and liver start ignoring the signal that the hormone insulin is trying to send out: Ferry glucose out of the bloodstream and put it into our cells.
FDA Approves the First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas
09/29/2016 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved the MiniMed 670G, the first so-called “artificial pancreas” – a device that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers personalized insulin doses to people with type 1 diabetes. 
Silent Heart Attacks and Type 2 Diabetes
06/01/2016 - When researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, checked the hearts and medical records of 9,498 people over nine years, they found nearly equal numbers of untreated, silent heart attacks and recognized heart attacks that had received medical attention.
No More Insulin Shots, Thanks to a New Type of Islet-Cell Transplant
10/09/2015 - Decades after her own pancreas stopped producing insulin, a Texas woman with tough-to-control type 1 diabetes no longer needs daily insulin shots thanks to a new transplant procedure developed at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at UHealth — University of Miami Health System

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