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Just updated! -- The Thyroid Blog here at Thyroid.About.com is a place to bookmark and check regularly for the latest thyroid news, research findings, links, support, drug and supplement information, weight loss advice, and other information to help you get properly diagnosed and live well with a thyroid condition.

Thyroid Problems Affect Fertility

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February 2, 2015 - A new study shows that thyroid issues can cause significant fertility problems for women. Read the article now. (WebMD)

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Your Thyroid and Fertility: Expert Q&A

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Thyroid disease can affect a woman's fertility. clipart.com

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant or have had repeated miscarriages, experts say a checkup of your thyroid gland is a good idea. Read the Q&A now. (WebMD)
 

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Free Download: Comprehensive Thyroid Infographic

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Mary Shomon
January 19, 2015 -- Download this free comprehensive thyroid infographic that provides tips on testing, weight loss, thyroid drugs, and more.

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Lack of Thyroid Hormone Blocks Hearing Development

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January 18, 2015 -- Israeli researchers have found that some forms of congenital deafness are the result of an absence of thyroid hormone during development. Eureka Alert

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Jane the Virgin Star Gina Rodriguez Diagnosed with Hashimoto's

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Richard Sandoval

January 17, 2015 -- "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez, who won a 2015 Golden Globe, was diagnosed 10 years ago with hypothyroidism. Only in the last few months did she learn that she also had Hashimoto's disease.  Learn more now.

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Suppressing TSH in Cancer Patients -- Increased Osteoporosis Risk

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January 14, 2015 -- The standard of care for thyroid cancer has been to keep patients on a suppressive dose of thyroid hormone replacement medication -- keeping TSH at 0 or near 0, to prevent recurrence. New research has found that in patients with low- or intermediate-risk differentiated thyroid cancer, suppression of TSH significantly increases the risk of osteoporosis, without lowering the risk of thyroid cancer recurrence. See this abstract from the journal Thyroid.

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Endocrinologists Launch "Same, Same, Same" 2015 Thyroid Awareness Campaign

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Mary Shomon
January 13, 2015 - The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' (AACE) January 2015 Thyroid Awareness Monthinitiative, Same Same Same, totally misses the mark. Find out why, now.

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Thyroid Hormones Reduce Cardiac Arrhythmias

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January 13, 2015 -- Animal studies are showing that thyroid hormone replacement therapy after a heart attack reduces the risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias - including atrial fibrillation. According to researchers, these findings could have important implications for future treatment of human patients, given that as many as 50% of people with heart failure also suffer from atrial fibrillation. Eureka Alert.

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