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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

Low Thyroid Hormone Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
10/10/2016 - 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.
How Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treated?
Lifestyle behaviors, specifically healthy diet and exercise can reverse some symptoms of PCOS. Medication may be necessary to help reduce chronic disease risks.
What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition common among women of reproductive age. PCOS affects menstrual periods, insulin, body weight, and more.
What Causes PCOS? and How Will It Affect My Body?
PCOS symptoms and causes can be better understood by getting to grips with the basis of genetics and hormone imbalances. Learn about the signs of PCOS here
Is Weight Loss Surgery the Answer for Diabetes?
07/07/2015 - Is weight-loss surgery better than nutrition and physical activity alone for reversing Type 2 diabetes? That controversial question has occupied researchers, doctors, insurers and people with diabetes for more than a decade. Now, a small yet well-designed study seems to have the answer.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): How Is It Diagnosed?
No single test exists for a PCOS diagnosis. Doctors rely on symptoms and these other methods to determine whether you have polycystic ovary syndrome
If I Have PCOS, How Do I Find the Right Doctor?
How to find the right doctor and resources to help you manage symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and assure you get the best care.
Red Wine with Dinner? A New Study Says Yes, You Can
10/14/2015 - 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.
5 Things to Do If Your Thyroid Hormone Medication Isn't Working
Hypothyroid and feel like your levothyroxine isn't helping your fatigue, depression or weight gain? Here are 5 tips that could be just what you needed to start feeling--and looking--better fast.
What You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism Extract Medications
Treating hypothyroidism with thyroid extract medications made from dried and powdered pig thyroid glands, including Armour, NP Thyroid, Nature-Thyroid and WP Thyroid are making a comeback. But are they safe? Here's what you need to know before using.
3 Reasons You May NOT Need Thyroid Hormone
Treating your subclinical hypothyroidism with levothyroxine might not be doing you any good. Don't make these medication mistakes.
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.
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
04/04/2016 - 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. 

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