Press Releases: 2013

  • 12/27/13 10:27 am EST
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today released its first annual list of the most frequently searched endocrine medical conditions for 2013, as measured by visits to the organization’s patient education website, www.empoweryourhealth.org. Mirroring Google’s most-searched medical symptoms of 2013, diabetes (#3 in the Google list) and thyroid (#5 in the Google list) were also in the AACE website’s top 10more...
  • 12/23/13 9:30 am EST
    PRESS STATEMENT:The following message was sent to members of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) in response to recent guidelines published the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC): Dear Members,The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued four new guidelines: The Management of Cholesterol, Lifestyle Management to Reduce CV Risk, and, along with The Obesity Society (TOS),more...
  • 12/23/13 9:27 am EST

    A Changing of the Guard and Publishing Boost for the Journal Endocrine Practice

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (December 10, 2013) — Two major developments have been announced regarding Endocrine Practice, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).  Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, FACE, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief, assuming the helm from Lewis Braverman, MD, MACE, who has held that position since January 2007.   In addition, due to the increase in high-more...
  • 10/29/13 9:50 am EDT

    ACE and Lilly Diabetes offer detailed emergency preparedness plan for natural disasters and other unexpected emergencies

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. & INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaching, memories of the devastation wrought by the massive coastal storm serve as a reminder that preparation can be key, particularly when it comes to chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. For those with diabetes, lack of access to medicines and routine diabetes care during an emergency, such as what occurred in the New York metropolitan area last October, leaves them vulnerablemore...
  • 10/16/13 11:57 am EDT

    List encourages physician and patient conversations by highlighting potentially unnecessary—sometimes harmful—care in endocrinology

    The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in endocrinology as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.In their list, The Endocrine Society and AACE identifiedmore...
  • 10/15/13 2:45 pm EDT

    Protocols Developed To Assist Physicians, Allied Health Care Personnel With Management and Prevention of Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and The Obesity Society(TOS) today published clinical practice guidelines to assist physicians and other health care personnel with the prevention and management of endocrine and metabolic disorders in adults.The guidelines were jointly developed by the organizations to address the lack of large-scale, uniform standards for healthy eating and patient nutritional education.“In issuing thesemore...
  • 9/19/13 12:44 pm EDT

    Singer Tony Harnell Joins Forces with American College of Endocrinology (ACE) to Advocate for Awareness During Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    “You have cancer.” Those three words are among the most dreaded and powerful a person can hear. In the case of Tony Harnell, the diagnosis of thyroid cancer was doubly frightening.A vocalist/songwriter with a four-octave range, Harnell had toured in the U.S. with likes of Stryper, Twisted Sister and Great White and appeared on stages worldwide, entertaining legions of fans as lead singer with hard-rock band TNT.But with the diagnosis he not only faced a delicate surgery to remove two large,more...
  • 8/23/13 2:04 pm EDT
    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced today that it will convene a consensus conference on obesity: Building an Evidence Base for Comprehensive Action, March 23-25, 2014, in Washington, DC.The AACE Board of Directors declared obesity as a disease state in July 2011, and AACE was the primary sponsor of the resolution adopted by the American Medical Association House of Delegates in June 2013, officially recognizing obesity as a disease.AACE President, Dr.more...
  • 8/21/13 4:46 pm EDT

    Association Advocates for Continued Use of Anti-hyperglycemic Medications Within FDA Guidelines

    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today released its diabetes and cancer consensus statement paper, which concludes that insufficient evidence currently exists to support a definitive link between anti-hyperglycemic medications and cancer development.Further, while acknowledging the importance of clinicians’ consideration of risk factors when making medication choices in individuals identified at risk for cancer, the paper also recommends physicians should continuemore...
  • 8/13/13 1:24 pm EDT

    Lesser-known condition can lead to serious medical consequences


    While hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) is the most common thyroid disorder in the U.S., with an estimated 4.6 percent of Americans suffering from the condition, its counterpart—hyperthyroidism—is just as serious and in its most severe form can be life-threatening, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) warns.Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid releases too much of its hormones over a short or long period of time. Themore...