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Birth Control Side Effects: A Guide

Some side effects have severe consequences; others are merely annoying. Be aware of all of them.

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11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

Ultrasound in pregnancy.

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

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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.

Cari Maxwell, who lives with ADPKD, and her family.

ADPKD and Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Is it safe to have kids when you have this form of kidney disease? Here’s what you should know.

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Menopause and Autoimmune Disease: What to Expect

Wondering how hormonal changes during menopause will impact your existing autoimmune disorders and their symptoms? Here’s what you should know.

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How Your Thyroid Affects Your Sex Life

If you’ve lost that sizzle between the sheets, experts recommend that you rule out the possibility that your thyroid is the culprit.

Breast cancer patient advocate, Nancy Cappello.

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

Woman frustrated with complications of her polycystic ovary syndrome.

Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.

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You Might Have an Underactive Thyroid if…

If you’re feeling extra tired or can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts, you might have an underactive thyroid. Check into these 12 symptoms of hypothyroidism.