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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 Thyroid Cancer?
Thyroid cancer is a solid tumor cancer that usually shows up as a nodule, or mass, in the thyroid gland. More on what causes thyroid cancer & how it's treated.
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).
Finding Patients Where They Are: Diabetes, Garages, and Praise
Two studies find the benefits of taking diabetes self-management education to patients.
VA Studies Barriers to Receiving Hormone Therapy for Transgender Veterans
Veterans Affairs studies access to treatment for transgender veterans.
Can Yoga Prevent Diabetes?
Ongoing research shows that yoga can be beneficial in managing type 2 diabetes.
What the HPT Axis Tells Us About Aging in Men
A recent study explores the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis in extremely old men.
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.

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