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Sick Days More Common in People With Thyroid Disorders
A person's quality of life can be significantly affected by thyroid problems. New research looked to the workplace to see just how much thyroid disease can impact a person's life.
Thyroid Problems May Vary By Race
Some diseases are more dominant in certain groups than others. Disorders of the thyroid may be among illnesses for which race matters.
12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
Overactive Thyroid Not Your Heart's Friend
An overactive thyroid may affect more than the body's metabolism. It also appears to be associated with a small increased risk of developing a common heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.
Overactive Thyroid May Lead to Long-lasting Heart Issues
An overactive thyroid gland could put patients at higher risk of hospitalization for heart or blood vessel disease. This could be the case even if the gland was surgically removed.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Thyroid
With so much of the medical-news spotlight devoted to heart disease, cancer and mental health, who gives much thought to the thyroid, that little butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck?
A Not-so-Grave Assessment
Researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) have identified a chemical compound in Graves' disease (overactive thyroid) that may prevent thyroid cells to reverting to their normal function.