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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

Clearing Up Misconceptions about Thyroid Eye Disease
05/31/2019 - 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
07/18/2019 - 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
07/05/2019 - 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.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/29/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
What's the Best Treatment for Graves' Disease?
04/08/2019 - Choosing the right treatment to reverse hyperthyroidism is necessary for many reasons including reducing your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. For all but the older patient with Graves' disease, RAI may be the bets choice.
Big Benefits to Exercise During Your Thyroid Cancer Recovery
Patients facing treatment for thyroid cancer should make being physically active a priority since exercise is a key way to help you stay positive and ward off common health problems that may otherwise arise during recovery.
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.
Even Modest Exercise Extends Thyroid Cancer Survival
02/01/2019 - Regardless of stage, type of cancer including thyroid cancer, or other health concerns, even a bit of physical activity means living up to 40% longer, ll it takes is walking even 1 to 3 days a week to extend your life no matter the stage of cancer, type of cancer, or cancer treatment you face.

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