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2010-01-27 08:30:00

January is Thyroid Awareness Month JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We often go to great lengths to look and feel our best. Yet many never realize that one of the keys to a healthy body and a productive life rests just below the neck. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland below the larynx that produces thyroid hormones; chemicals that affect the function of many of the body's organs including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, bones and skin. It's a good...

2008-12-03 17:00:50

In addition to its strong associations with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, pediatric obesity may induce alterations in thyroid function and structure, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).Thyroid hormones drive metabolism, however demonstration of a direct or strong correlation of obesity with deficient thyroid function has been controversial, and previous studies provide...

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2008-12-03 14:03:59

Obesity among children increases the risk of damaging their thyroids, which can also result in a metabolism damage, researchers in Italy reported on Wednesday. Dr. Giorgio Radetti of the Regional Hospital of Bolzano in Italy and colleagues studied 186 overweight children for a period of three years. The team took images of the children's thyroid glands and also analyzed their thyroid hormone levels and thyroid antibodies. The thyroid works to secrete hormones which regulate the body's...

2008-06-25 15:03:08

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Once, walking down Fifth Avenue, I saw a man in his late 50s collapse and fall to the ground. A crowd formed around him, and almost everyone was calling 911. The man did not show any movement; just made sudden, loud sounds that sounded like snoring. A guy checked his pulse, and another came forward and started pumping his chest with his palms. More people made more suggestions. I cannot forget this moment, as I saw a man dying in front of my eyes and wished I could have...

2008-02-17 03:00:11

By Mittra, Erik S Niederkohr, Ryan D; Rodriguez, Cesar; El-Maghraby, Tarek; McDougall, I Ross Apart from the common causes of thyrotoxicosis, such as Graves' disease and functioning nodular goiters, there are more than 20 less common causes of elevated free thyroid hormones that produce the symptoms and signs of thyrotoxicosis. This review describes these rarer conditions and includes 14 illustrative patients. Thyrotropin and free thyroxine should be measured and, when the latter is normal,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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