Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE, has joined the faculty at the University of Toledo Medical School where he is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and section chief of the Endocrinology Division. The author of numerous journal studies, Dr. Kleerekoper serves on the editorial boards for Endocrine Today, Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Journal of Women's Health, Osteoporosis International and Calcified Tissue International. Dr. Kleerekoper is also a founding board member of the newly formed Academy of Women’s Health.

Iodine deficiency vs. iodine excess: Which is worse?

July 17, 2013

The recent AACE Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress included many excellent sessions, with only a few that did not live up to my expectations. One of the best plenary…

Why don't patients care about their diabetes care?

April 16, 2013

It’s no secret that most of my clinical and research activities involve in bone and mineral metabolism, both in the lab and the clinic. In my new position I am…

How does your thyroid grow?

March 7, 2013

In September 2011, I presented the case of a 16-year-old girl who developed substantial thyroid gland growth after she had been treated with radioactive iodine therapy…

Time for a change

February 14, 2013

The recent decreases in reimbursement for DXA studies seem to have affected and possibly decreased the quality of the studies, particularly at centers where the operator…

Very overweight with very different stories

December 19, 2012

Marcy is a 22-year-old woman has had type 1 diabetes since age 6 years. During the past year or so, she has been chasing hypoglycemia and has ballooned to a BMI of…

The 'skinny' on diabetes

November 30, 2012

Necrobiosis Lipoidica (diabeticorum), mainly described and discussed in the dermatology literature1, is strongly linked to diabetes. As far as I can gather from…

Off-the-chart TSH and heterophilic antibodies

November 12, 2012

A 40-year-old woman, several years post-thyroidectomy for management of thyroid cancer with concomitant parathyroidectomy, had been doing very well until about 2 years…

Overcoming the vitamin D hype

October 17, 2012

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation that 400 IU of vitamin D and 1,000 mg of calcium has not been shown to prevent…

'Hashitoxicosis' revisited

September 7, 2012

In September 2011, I posted a blog about a 17-year-old girl in whom the thyroid gland increased in size a few months after radioactive iodine therapy for…

Bone is a plastic tissue

August 13, 2012

Decades ago, medical school final exams took the form of essays rather than the current multiple choice questions. For the histology finals, I selected the topic…