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Lisa Jaffe

Freelance Medical Writer
Seattle, WA

About Lisa Jaffe

Lisa Jaffe has been a writer and editor for more than 30 years. Most of her work is related to healthcare, the healthcare industry, and health policy, but she has also written about topics as diverse as pets, parenting, and policing.

A graduate of UC Davis and University College Dublin, she lives in Seattle with her son and a Great Northern Attention Hound named Austen As In Jane. In her spare time, she likes to read, cook,  and explore new places and the people that inhabit them.

Articles Written by Lisa Jaffe

Thyroid Cancer—Hearing the Diagnosis, Preparing for Surgery and Recovery
02/03/2020 - Learn how to prepare for and recover from thyroid cancer surgery from patients who share the questions you should ask based on their experiences.
Patients with Hypoparathyroidism Warned of Extended NATPARA Recall
01/24/2020 - Natpara, a parathyroid hormone injection, is the only effective treatment for hypoparathyroidism but will remain unavailable for another year or so while the company works to meet FDA production concerns.
Tired? Always Cold? Think it’s hypothyroidism? Think again
02/11/2018 - To address the uncertainty regarding treatment subclinical hypothyroidism, results of a pair of studies debunk any advantages to taking thyroid replacement therapy unless and until thyroid function worsens, unless you are pregnant.
Web-based Tool to Help Assess Diabetes Outcomes With and Without Surgery
12/02/2019 - New Online Assessment Helps Individuals with type 2 diabetes and obesity to Assess the Pros and Cons of having Gastric bypass Surgery to reduce risk of Diabetes Complications like heart disease and kidney faillure.
You Could Have Diabetes While at a Healthy Weight: Here’s How
10/27/2019 - If you belong to a racial minority, your risk of developing diabetes despite being at a healthy weight will increase as you age, according to data presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Pelleted Hormone Therapy—More Risks, Questionable Benefits, Warn Experts
10/17/2019 - Hormones delivered by a pellet should be approached with caution and only after women have a full understanding of the risks presented in the first study to compare this delivery option to standard HRT.
Diabetic Gastroparesis—Know the Symptoms and Your Treatment Options
One in three individuals with long-term diabetes will develop gastroparesis, a common complication that produces pain and discomfort at every meal. New diagnostic techniques and treatments offer relief and improve symptoms.
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Thyroid Eye Disease
05/30/2019 - The first available medication, a biologic agent, appears very effective in treating symptoms of thyroid eye disease, providing a much more desirable alternative to surgery. This is welcome news for people with Graves disease.
Hair Loss in Women Different than in Men, Now Assured Better Treatment
07/17/2019 - New Guidelines Assure Better Treatment for Androgen Hair Loss in Women who can expect better attention as to the cause and improved treatment to stop progressive of the alopecia.
Do Statins Cause Diabetes? Heart Attacks Likely to Pose Greater Concern
07/04/2019 - The possibility of statins causing diabetes has been overblown. The need to reduce risks of having a heart attack or stroke remain significant and statins are the best way to lessen heart disease risks. Losing weight remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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