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Endocrinology

Here's One Way To Fight Fatigue

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

In the early 1900s, you could buy all kinds of hormone-based tonics claiming to cure everything from cancer to constipation. A meat-packing company, f...

Body Snatchers & Hormones

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.09.2017 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

On October 27, 1883, about a dozen men, armed with spades and shovels, snuck into Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, hoping to dig up a body. Their e...

Hormones & The Environment: What We Can Learn from Frogs

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2017 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

The point is not simply to fear the pollutants that may slip into the waters and wreak havoc on developing fetuses--though we should. But really, the history of endocrinology and nearly every new emerging study should challenge us to change the way we think about our hormonal selves.

An Unexpected Heirloom

Michele Serros | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Michele Serros

An hour? To choose a wedding dress for the biggest day of your life? Unheard of. After all, one's wedding dress symbolizes a milestone, having great potential in becoming a family heirloom.

Tempest in a Womb: What's Wrong With Preventing (Or Promoting) Homosexuality In Utero?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A recent debate in the fields of bioethics surrounding novel treatments for an uncommon genetic disorder has raised the question: Is it ethical to attempt to predetermine the sexual orientation of one's children?