Thyroid Disease News
15 Thyroid Cancer Facts Everyone Should Know
You probably don't give much thought to your thyroid, but the small butterfly-shaped gland in your neck—normally measuring between 4 and 6 centimeters or 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide—has a huge impact on your entire body. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates your body's metabolism,
4 Health Issues That Mess With Your Memory
Alzheimer’s isn't the only condition that harms your memory. These four problems can also leave you feeling foggy. Depression People battling the blues have lower levels of serotonin and norepinephrine—two neurotransmitters that help boost attention and alertness, explains Majid Fotuhi, MD, chair
How to Tell When Feeling Tired Is a Sign of a Health Problem
In our go, go, go lives, it’s not always easy to spot problematic lack of energy. But if you’re sleeping a solid seven to eight hours a night and still feeling sluggish, that should raise a red flag. The best advice is to pay close attention to exactly how it feels so you can describe it to your
6 Embarrassing Health Problems, Solved
There are certain health issues that most people would rather not discuss—even in the exam room. But trust us: Your doctor has heard it all. She's not the least bit fazed when you bring up a strange below-the-belt smell, or the fact that you sweat so much your socks get soaked. "I hear embarrassing
5 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Had Weight-Loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgery has always been a topic of conversation and intrigue. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery (in which a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to shrink it) in 2013, the media went crazy, questioning how much weight he’d lost,
5 Things to Know About Gina Rodriguez
She's been called the next big thing, and now, after her Golden Globes win, everyone seems to be talking about Gina Rodriguez. The star of CW's surprise hit, "Jane the Virgin," about a young, devout woman who discovers that she was accidentally, artificially inseminated, brought many to tears when
85-Pound Dog Named Kale Chips: 'He Had to Be Wheeled Out in a Wagon'
A severely obese Beagle, weighing in at a whopping 85 pounds, is certainly embracing the “New Year, New You” mentality to kick off 2015, albeit not by choice. The hefty hound was surrendered to Chicago Animal Care and Control Tuesday by his elderly owner who was no longer able to care for him, and
Some Doctors Say Eating Too Healthy Could Be Dangerous
A little-known disorder called orthorexia could potentially be life-threatening.
When an Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Risk
Orthorexia Sufferers Have a Compulsion to Eat 'Perfect' Meals or Not Eat At All
When Obsessing Over Healthy Eating Turns Dangerous
Young woman shares her struggle with Orthorexia, when trying to eat "perfect" meals leads to giving up eating at all.