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  • Dental x-rays may be associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer
    Dental x-rays may be associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer

    Exposure to large amounts of radiation is commonly associated with a higher risk of thyroid cancer. Cancer patients who received radiation near or close to the thyroid often develop thyroid cancer as ...

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  • Thyroid Cancer Screening – Dr. Shahzad Ahmad, MD
    Thyroid Cancer Screening – Dr. Shahzad Ahmad, MD

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  • Do I Have Slow Metabolism?
    Do I Have Slow Metabolism?

    How fast is my metabolism? And, is that why I can’t lose weight? Indirect calorimetry is the gold standard technique for determining resting energy requirements. If we know how many calories we burn ...

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  • Does Someone in Your Family Have Thyroid Cancer?
    Does Someone in Your Family Have Thyroid Cancer?

    Family is important! Unfortunately, when it comes to genetics, its importance is relative. Studies have shown a higher risk of thyroid cancer in an individual if they have relatives with papillary ...

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  • Oprah Is Not Your Doctor
    Oprah Is Not Your Doctor

    While many postmenopausal women are turning to “natural” or “bioidentical” hormone therapy because of safety concerns about conventional hormone preparations, there is no evidence that these products ...

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  • Get a Second Opinion Before Thyroid Surgery
    Get a Second Opinion Before Thyroid Surgery

    Up to 30% of thyroid nodule biopsies are found to be inconclusive for cancer. Now, the Thyroid Institute of Utah offers a new gene expression test, available as part of the Afirma Thyroid FNA ...

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