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Robert Hurd, MD

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

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Must Read: Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Your Thyroid

Chronic idiopathic urticaria has connections to the thyroid condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Here's what you should know about these conditions.

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The Controversy Over Natural Desiccated Thyroid Drugs

Why are natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Armour Thyroid and Nature-throid so controversial? It’s information that thyroid patients need to know.

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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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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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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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After Surgery: Life with No Thyroid

After thyroidectomy surgery, you’re usually hypothyroid. What is life like without a thyroid?