Thyroid Diseases

Massachusetts State Senate Bans Flame Retardants

Massachusetts State Senate Bans Flame Retardants

Massachusetts state senate passed a bill last Thursday to ban 11 toxic flame retardants from children’s products, bedding, and residential upholstered furniture sold or manufactured in the Commonwealth. Since 1975, manufacturers have added chemical flame retardants to a wide array of household items. Flame retardants are commonly found in products with polyurethane foam, such as sofas,…

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New Thyroid Study Calls for Health Minister To Step Down

New Thyroid Study Calls for Health Minister To Step Down

A new thyroid study done in France has led to people calling for the health minister to step down. The new formula of Levothyrox, the primary treatment for people suffering from under-active thyroid problems and cancers, was released in February 2017 by manufacturing laboratory Merck. Soon after, reports began to emerge that the new drug was not working, with…

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Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and drugs are a rising concern. As the number of chronic diseases our children face rises, so does the number of medications our children take to manage those diseases. Along with those increases in the medications they take comes the danger of adverse interactions with certain foods. In this article by Blerina Mukallari, she…

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Heart Disease Risk For Men Increased After Thyroid Cancer

Heart Disease Risk For Men Increased After Thyroid Cancer

Heart disease risk for men increases after thyroid cancer diagnosis according to a new study. “Thyroid cancer survivors are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” Mia Hashibe, PhD, of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, said in a press release. “Our study found that male thyroid cancer survivors have an almost 50% higher risk of developing…

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Healing Hormone Imbalances

Healing Hormone Imbalance

Healing hormone imbalances can be a challenge as we all know, but here is a story from a person who has struggled with poor health for most of her life. She has suffered with poor gut health and a weak immune system. She was born in Poland , she had eczema and chronic ear infections…

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Do You Have Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism?

Do You Have Hashimoto's or Hypothyroidism?

Have you been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism? How do you know? Did you even know there is a difference? I know I didn’t! To add to the confusion, many healthcare professionals who deal with thyroid disease often interchange the two terms as if they mean the same. They don’t!  My daughter, who is a…

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911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 firefighters are facing a much higher risk of developing cancer than most. This is due to the chemicals the firefighters were exposed to during and after the attack. This follows the other recent articles on the higher rate of cancer that firefighters face due to the chemicals used against the fires of the fuels…

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The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The chemical clean-up fight continues but the federal government’s response is slowing. The clean-up efforts are shifting to the states. Massachusetts, California and Maine have led the charge, but now Washington state has taken the lead.  When Stephen Swanson, a retired E.R. doctor, learned that his drinking water contained the industrial pollutant PFOA and several related…

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Graves’ Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves' Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves’ disease is in the news this week due to Barbara Bush’s passing. This article by Rosemary Black on endocrineweb states that Graves’ disease is a manageable disorder, provided you have received the proper treatment and follow-up care. The article mentions that there are 3 treatments available. I love the fact that the medical community has…

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Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

There are some simple steps to a healthier home that you can take. The good part is many of them are easy to implement. They range from purchasing an organic mattress to adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your room. I had to laugh at the number of the items on the list I have…

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