Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

You’ve seen the evidence on your pillow. You’ve found it on your clothes and in the shower. And although you may feel nervous, embarrassed or even scared, it’s important to know that the problem you’re dealing with is one that most women will face at some point in their lives. …

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Symptoms and Treatment of Graves’ Disease: The Most Common Cause Of Hyperthyroidism

When the immune system of the human body attacks its own organs, the disease is called an autoimmune disorder, or disease. There are many types of these disorders, and one of the most common, is Graves’ Disease. This is the result of the immune system attacking the thyroid gland, a …

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Get Rhythm—What Women Need to Know About Afib

Do you have rhythm? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people don’t. Instead, they have a condition known as “atrial fibrillation”—also called “Afib” or “AF”—that causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or in an irregular way. The …

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Is Your Immune System to Blame for Your Sluggish Thyroid?

A friend of mine turned 40 years old a couple months ago. During a recent standard physical, her doctor discovered two lumps in her neck, on either side of the thyroid. My friend was scheduled for an immediate biopsy. She was understandably nervous. The term “biopsy” often seems to go …

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What Women Need to Know About Garry Shandling’s Parathyroid Disease

Comedian Garry Shandling is becoming known for something besides than his unique style of humor: hyperparathyroidism. As reports came in about his death on March 24, 2016—which was believed to have been caused by a massive heart attack—HollywoodLife revealed that as of March 26, Shandling’s doctor had refused to sign …

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News in Thyroid Research and Care: A Q&A with the American Thyroid Association

File this under small things that make a big impact: The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, which is relatively small, produces a hormone that influences every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. As the American Thyroid Association explains, it regulates metabolism and affects critical body functions like energy level and heart …

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