A story about a nurse with acromegaly

February 21, 2023

Meet Laura Cheng. Laura is a nurse. She has acromegaly. She works as a clinical nurse and is currently enrolled in the endocrine program at Duke University. Laura’s connection to this disease gives her a unique perspective and will provide an invaluable resource to her patients. We caught up with Laura a few weeks ago. This is her story.

More on the Diabetes Insipidus Survey

June 23, 2015

Several months ago we published a survey on Diabetes Insipidus where we asked you to contribute your experiences.  In that survey, among other questions, we asked you what you wanted others to know about Diabetes

The doctor-patient relationship

June 17, 2015

This is our first podcast on what we hope it will be a continuing series of discussions on how doctors and patients interact. Through these discussions we hope to learn from our readers and doctors

Acromegaly (part 2)

June 2, 2015

In part 2 of our series on Acromegaly Dr. Blevins deals with Dopamine Agonists, a class of drugs used in the treatment of acromegaly.  Stay tuned for part 3 in the series coming up very

Acromegaly (part 1)

May 25, 2015

This is part one of an upcoming series of podcasts by Dr. Blevins on Acromegaly exclusively produced for Pituitary Word News.   From the early 90’s, where very few options existed for the treatment of Acromegaly,

Adrenal Insufficiency

May 19, 2015

Podcast – Adrenal insufficiency is the inability of the Adrenal Gland to perform its usual functions. In this exclusive podcast, Dr. Blevins explains the concept of adrenal insufficiency and shares his perspectives and approach to treatment.

Lab tests in Endocrinology

May 11, 2015

In this podcast Dr Blevins reviews some of the concepts that relate to the interpretation of lab tests results in endocrinology.  He uses T4, TSH and Igf-1 tests to illustrate some of the key points

Hormone replacement in women – Part 2

May 5, 2015

Podcast – Our series on hormone replacement for women continues in this podcast by Dr. Lewis Blevins.     Photo: “Purple flower closeup” by Arturo Mann – Own Work + Garden. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via