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2013 Thyroid Awareness Month Brings Us More of the Same Same Same!

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and as we come to the end of this month, we saw the usual cast of characters — the various associations of endocrinologists, thyroid organizations, and such — roll out their press releases and PSAs …

When Thyroid Patients Need More Sleep

Are you feeling sleepy? According a National Sleep Foundation poll: 36 percent of American drive drowsy or fall asleep while driving 29 percent of Americans fall asleep or become very sleepy at work 20 percent have lost interest in sex …

10 Go-To Facebook Pages for Thyroid Patients

So many people use Facebook as their primary way of interacting online. I thought it would helpful to highlight some of our favorite “go-to” pages that can help you stay up on thyroid information, Facebook style! EndocrineWeb EndocrineWeb features information, …

How to Be Your Own Thyroid Patient Advocate

As a patient advocate, I’m often asked in interviews how and why I came to follow my unusual career path. Here’s the reason: When I learned that I’m one of the more than 30 million Americans estimated to have a …

Thyroid-Healthy, Calorie-Conscious Drinks for the Holidays

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Ah, holiday time, when the eggnog is as ubiquitous as it is irresistible. Don’t be fooled by “low calorie” nog, however, as it’s most often made with soy milk, and that can be a problem for thyroid patients. So what’s …

At Holiday Meals, Go With Your Gut — Not Against It

One surefire way to support your gut against the onslaught of fatteningly festive fare is to practice food combining. The concept behind this style of eating is that a balanced diet can’t possibly happen on one single plate, because your …

When Thinning Eyebrows are a Sign of Trouble

You’re putting on your makeup, and you notice that the outer edge of your eyebrows is thinner than usual. Your first instinct is probably to pull out an eyebrow pencil, and fill in the sparse area. But if you notice …

The Test That Thyroid Nodule Patients Need to Know About

If your doctor decides that your thyroid nodule is looking or acting suspicious, the next step is usually a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid. This biopsy is looking for signs of possible thyroid cancer in the nodule. …

Celebrities and Thyroid Disease

When a celebrity announces that they have a disease or health condition, there’s often a shock wave of public awareness and attention. In the thyroid world, we saw it a number of years ago when Oprah announced that she had …

Using Twitter for Your Thyroid Health

Twitter is one of those social media and Internet sensations that you either really love, or you can’t be bothered to use. For me, Twitter is increasingly becoming an important — even indispensable — way to stay in contact with …