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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?

Studies show that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. Here's what you can do if you think you might be affected.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

8 RA Flare Triggers You Should Avoid

Rheumatoid arthritis flares can happen at any time. Avoid these common triggers to take control of your RA and keep flares at bay.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens

10 Foods on the MIND Diet

This menu may help cut your risk of dementia, the latest evidence shows.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

How Your Teeth Are Affected By Your Thyroid

Do you ever wonder why your dentist may ask you if you have thyroid disease? (If they don’t, they should be.) These are the dental treatments and procedures that can have a negative impact on your thyroid.

By Mary Shomon

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

By Mary Shomon

Men Can Get Thyroid Disease Too

Though it's eight times more likely in women, men can still get thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments men should know about.

By Mary Shomon

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

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

By Mary Shomon

Thyroid Patients: Are You Making These Supplement Mistakes?

These supplements can throw off your thyroid meds and make them ineffective.

By Mary Shomon