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Thyroid Disease

A doctor may diagnose thyroid disease by assessing a patient's symptoms, palpating the neck to check for changes in the thyroid gland, and blood testing to determine the body's levels of circulating thyroid hormones.


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Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema

Health Tip of the Day

6 Ways to Keep Exercising

  • Try something new. Exercise with a friend, or change your workout time.

  • Take it easy. A "no pain, no gain" approach can be dangerous and quickly leads to burnout.

  • Do two things at once. Work out on a ski machine while watching TV, or listen to books on tape while you walk on a treadmill.

  • Start keeping a log. Tracking your progress can keep you motivated.

  • Reward yourself. Consider new workout tapes, shoes or clothes, or an upgrade at your health club.

  • Fit exercise into routine breaks. Climb stairs instead of taking the elevator, or rake leaves instead of using a blower.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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