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Robert Hurd, MD

Medical Reviewer

Professor of Endocrinology and Health Care Ethics, Xavier University, Cincinnati. Medical reviewer for the VeriMed Healthcare Network.

Latest by Robert Hurd, MD

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Chronic Life

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

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10 Ways to Avoid Heart Problems with Diabetes

Even when your type 2 diabetes is under control, you're still at risk of heart disease and stroke. These are the best ways to reduce your risk.

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The Numbers for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Here's what you should know about the type 2 diabetes and heart disease numbers that determine your health risks.

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Risk Factors

You May Be Hypothyroid If…

If you are exhausted, gaining weight, losing hair, or have menstrual cycle irregularities, you may be hypothyroid.

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Risk Factors

Tips on How to Recuperate After Thyroid Surgery

Learn ways to avoid complications and speed your recuperation after thyroid surgery.

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Medication

How to Effectively Take Your Thyroid Meds

Here are helpful tips on how to effectively take thyroid hormone medication like Synthroid.

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Symptoms

You May Be Hyperthyroid If…

You may be hyperthyroid if you’re experiencing these signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid.

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Treatment

When to Get a Second Opinion for Your Thyroid

These are some of the most common situations when thyroid patients should get a second opinion.

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Risk Factors

Childhood Obesity Heralds BIG Diabetes Risk

Childhood obesity appears to nearly quadruple the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here's why we need to take action and face this growing health crisis.

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Baby

Can Hot Weather Spark Gestational Diabetes?

Hot weather may increase your risk for a form of hyperglycemia that happens during pregnancy, according to this study.