Tula Karras

Freelance Writer
Austin, TX

About Tula Karras

Tula Karras is an award-winning health writer and editor based in Austin, TX. She has held staff editorial positions at Self, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, WebMD, Yoga Journal and Parents and has written for many print and web outlets, including: Real Simple, EverydayHealth.com, Shape, More, Seleni Institute, Cosmo, Woman’s Day, Cnn.com and more. 

Articles Written by Tula Karras

Ramadan Fasting Can Be Dangerous for Muslim Diabetics…But a New Website Helps
05/25/2017 - As Muslims head into Ramadan—a month-long period of religious fasting that begins Friday, May 26th —medical experts caution diabetics and their doctors to be aware of the dangers of fasting and to utilize a Web-based tool that helps them follow fasting rituals safely.
Prompt PCOS Diagnosis and Early Weight Control Critical to Reducing Risk for Diabetes, Infertility, and More
05/04/2017 - Doctors in a range of specialties—dermatologists, primary care doctors, ob-gyns—should be more aware of symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and help those patients maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).  
New Extreme Risk Category for Cardiovascular Disease & New, Lower LDL Target
05/10/2017 - A new “extreme risk” category for cardiovascular disease—and a new target threshold of less than 55 mg/dL for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for those in this category — is part of the new 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology practice guidelines for management of dyslipidemia.    
Estrogen Therapy Is Underused in Women in Their 40s and 50s, Due to Outdated Thinking
05/14/2017 - Many women, and even some doctors, are basing fears of estrogen therapy (ET) on outdated research and are underutilizing estrogen when it’s safely indicated to ease menopausal symptoms in women in their 40s, 50s, according to research presented at the 26th Annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  

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