Thyroid Health 101

By rocky

Because January is Thyroid Awareness Month, we wanted to take the time to educate you about thyroid health. According to the American Thyroid Association, it’s estimated that nearly 20 million people in the U.S. have some form of thyroid disease, but many haven’t been diagnosed.

With thyroid disease impacting nearly 12% of Americans, it’s important to know about the risk factors and symptoms.

What is the thyroid?
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that’s located in the base of the neck right below the Adam’s apple. It releases hormones that control metabolism (the way your body uses energy). Even though it’s small, the thyroid plays a major role in the body, influencing the function of many vital organs, like the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and…

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3 things to bring to your doctor’s appointment

By rocky

Doctors sometimes only have a few minutes to spend with each patient. In order to maximize the face-to-face time you get with your doctor, make sure you show up to your appointment prepared. Here’s what we suggest you bring:

1. A current list of your medications and the dosages. You’ll also want to include any vitamins, herbs or supplements that you take.

All of this information can easily…

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5 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

By rocky

 

Most people either set unachievable New Year’s goals, or none at all. The key to keeping your resolutions this year is to make them realistic. Here are 5 health-related goals that are easy to achieve and can be added to your daily routine with minimal effort.

1. Start Walking

Starting a new exercise regimen might be an ambitious goal, but everyone has time to start walking. Walk to…

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Healthy eating tips for the holidays

By rocky

While the holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with friends and family, they can also be a hard time for many people with certain health conditions like diabetes and heart failure, as well as most of us who are prone to overeating.

Here are some ideas on how to stay healthy this holiday season:

  • Avoid sugary treats like candy and cookies that are passed around the office (or give yourself…
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