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Alternative Treatment

My Melatonin/Maca Menopause Miracle

Could these natural remedies help your hot flashes and other symptoms?

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Risk Factors

Gluten During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? Find out if you should cut gluten out of your diet while you're pregnant.

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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

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Complications

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

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Tests

DIY Thyroid Tests: What to Know Before You Go It Alone

Home thyroid test kits and direct-to-consumer lab services let you skip the doctor and check your hormone levels yourself. Find out when it make sense--and why you still need your M.D.

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Medication

Weight Loss Drug Reduces Diabetes Risk

If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, pay attention to this study that discovered this weight loss drug can lower your blood sugar and diabetes risk.

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Lifestyle

Wendy Williams, Oprah, and Sofia Vergara Are All Guilty of Tainting the Reality of Living With Thyroid Disease

Sadly, Williams isn’t the first celebrity to twist the reality of thyroid disease — Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Vergara also gave skewed views of this issue that affects upwards of 20 million Americans — and their guidance to the thyroid community could do more harm than good.

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Medication

More US Doctors Prescribing T3 for Hypothyroidism

If you are being treated for hypothyroidism, new research offers some potentially promising news on your treatment options.

Wendy Williams.
Living With

What We Can All Learn From Wendy Williams’ Graves’ Disease Relapse

How many of you have been here? “For 19 years, Dr. Oz, everything’s been under control. I drank the radioactive iodine, which was supposed to have taken out the actual thyroid function. I’d replace it every day with a pill. A pill a day for 19 years. Everything was fine, until it wasn’t.”

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Risk Factors

America's Rising Diabetes Rates

Type 2 diabetes diagnosis rates in America are increasing faster in some states than others. Find out where your state falls in diabetes diagnoses.