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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

What Is Insulin?
What does insulin do? Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).
Combination Thyroid Treatment May Be Worth the Risk in Some Cases
Despite its additional cardiovascular risk, combination thyroid treatment can improve outcomes for patients with hypothyroidism who have not been helped by traditional treatment.
Weekly Insulin is Close to Becoming a Reality
Weekly insulin is closer than ever to becoming available.
Cinnamon a Supplement for Prediabetes?
The spice lowered blood glucose in patients who were not on any other medication in a recent study
Why Climate Change Is Different for People With Diabetes
How can patients keep insulin refrigerated when fleeing a fire?
Hyperparathyroidism Is Underdiagnosed and Undertreated, Particularly in the Elderly
Surgery for hyperparathyroidism used to be more invasive. Now it is an endoscopic procedure with minimal risk.
Why You Should Prescribe Diabetes Education
New guidelines help physicians steer patients toward diabetes education
Is Bone Health at Risk for Adolescents on Birth Control?
The benefits of oral contraception still outweigh the risks for teenage girls.
Early Detection of Diabetes Comes Through the Eyes
Patients often first learn they have diabetes from their ophthalmologists when they notice changes in their eyes during routine eye care appointments.
Artificial Versus Naturally Occurring Sweetness and Metabolic Syndrome
Evidence suggests that our bodies process artificially sweetened and naturally sweet food and drink differently.
What’s the Future Cancer Risk of RAI Treatment?
A new study re-examines the cancer risk associated with radioactive iodine treatment.
Resveratrol May Improve Bone Health
A phytoestrogen common in the skin of red grapes, red wine, and berries may help to prevent fractures.

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