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What Is an Endoscopy?

What Is an Endoscopy?

The definition of an endoscopy.......[Read More]
Armour Thyroid's Spring 2009 Reformulation Causing Problems

Armour Thyroid's Spring 2009 Reformulation Causing Problems

During the Spring of 2009, the natural desiccated thyroid drug, Armour Thyroid, apparently underwent a reformulation of fillers, including a decrease in the amount of dextrose, increase in cellulose, and the addition of cornstarch to the tablets. Since that time, some patients have been reporting a ......[Read More]
Study Finds Patients Prefer Combination T4/T3 Treatment

Study Finds Patients Prefer Combination T4/T3 Treatment

Research featured in the May 2005 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has demonstrated that hypothyroidism patients prefer a combination T4/T3 treatment to T4-only treatment. The researchers also found that combination treatment is associated with weight loss, while T4-only......[Read More]
Herbs & Vitamins for Thyroid Function

Herbs & Vitamins for Thyroid Function

While there is no scientific evidence that vitamin supplements or herbs can help improve thyroid function, natural food experts, including Dr. Ivan Kelley III of The Natural Health Place, encourage those with low thyroid activity to eat a diet rich in foods that support thyroid function and to consi......[Read More]
2012 Hypothyroidism Guidelines Cause Controversy

2012 Hypothyroidism Guidelines Cause Controversy

The 2012 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypothyroidism in Adults, produced by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists AACE and the American Thyroid Association ATA, are controversial for some thyroid patients and practitioners.......[Read More]
Sinus Infection From Mold

Sinus Infection From Mold

Symptoms such as an inflamed nasal passage, body aches and a cold that worsens usually suggest a sinus infection caused by bacteria. However, sometimes sinus problems aren't due to bacterial infections but are caused from molds. A sinus infection caused by molds can easily be overlooked because of i......[Read More]
What Are the Causes of Tonsillitis?

What Are the Causes of Tonsillitis?

Most commonly afflicting children, tonsillitis is an inflammation or infection of the tonsils. These lymph nodes are situated behind and above the tongue; they're on both sides of the throat. The tonsils have a pivotal role in the immune system by equipping the body with the tools to resist infectio......[Read More]
Get Up to Speed on the Heartburn Drug Dexilant

Get Up to Speed on the Heartburn Drug Dexilant

Dexilant is a medication used to treat acid reflux (also called GERD). Dexilant is different than most medications of its kind because, like an extended release type medication, one pill releases two separate doses of the medication.......[Read More]
Gallaudet Murders Arrest

Gallaudet Murders Arrest

Joseph Mesa Gallaudet University deaf hard of hearing murders......[Read More]
Common Causes of Nose Bleeds

Common Causes of Nose Bleeds

Common CausesThe most common cause of a nose bleed is trauma to the face. The nose contains a multitude of blood vessels, so it is a likely area to bleed. Nosebleeds can also occur when nasal membranes are too dry and crack. Dryness of the membranes is common in dry climates or in the.........[Read More]
Sinus Infections While Pregnant

Sinus Infections While Pregnant

Along with all the wonderful things that pregnancy brings comes the dreaded sinus infection. According to Lisa Rodriguez, R.N., and Marjorie Greenfield, M.D., pregnancy increases nasal congestion, which tends to lead to more cold and sinus issues. Although they are a nuisance, sinus infections are r......[Read More]
People - Greg Livadas, Deafness Reporter and Media Relations Director

People - Greg Livadas, Deafness Reporter and Media Relations Director

Profile of Greg Livadas, a former reporter for the Rochester, New York Democrat and Chronicle newspaper who has written numerous articles on deaf-related topics.......[Read More]
Is Alvidar for Thyroid Conditions Actually a Scam?

Is Alvidar for Thyroid Conditions Actually a Scam?

Alvidar, an expensive supplement, is promoted all over the web as a remedy or treatment for an underactive thyroid -- hypothyroidism. Alvidar also claims that it can help deal with weight gained due to an underactive thyroid. But are the promotional claims true? What's actually IN Alvidar, and ......[Read More]
Dry Throat Remedies

Dry Throat Remedies

A dry throat is a symptom of many conditions, most of which are common and temporary. Simple remedies may provide quick relief to the discomfort caused by a dry throat.......[Read More]
SVP 1987

SVP 1987

National Technical Institute for the Deaf Summer Vestibule Program (SVP) signs from 1969 to 2002.......[Read More]
How to Clean My Nose After Deviated Septum Surgery

How to Clean My Nose After Deviated Septum Surgery

Cleaning your nose after deviated septum surgery must be done with care. You'll need to keep your nose cold to relieve pressure, reduce swelling and pain associated with surgery. To relieve crusting, your doctor may recommend a nasal saline solution and ointments to use on the incision and in the no......[Read More]
What Is a TSH Level?

What Is a TSH Level?

A TSH level test measures the amount of thyroid simulating hormone in your blood. This hormone is made by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid to make the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Abnormal values can indicate thyroid dysfunction.......[Read More]