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What Women Need to Know About Thyroid Disease

For being so tiny, the thyroid sure has a big job. The butterfly-shaped gland at the bottom of the neck makes the thyroid hormone, which affects nearly every tissue and organ in the body. It controls your heart rate and how fast you burn calories, among many other things. When there’s too much or too […]

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Should You Be Tested for a Thyroid Problem?

For such a small gland, the thyroid has a big job. It keeps your body working properly. It regulates your metabolism and helps with growth. It can even change your heart rate. But do you need routine screening to make sure you don’t have a thyroid problem?