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Your whole body is affected when your thyroid is not functioning properly.

The thyroid is an important endocrine gland located on the front of your neck with a butterfly shape.  The thyroid secretes thyroid hormones, and the thyroid’s main job is the regulation of your body’s metabolism.  When the thyroid isn’t working correctly, it affects your entire body.  The severity of symptoms ranges from mild to life-threatening. …

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Healthy Alternatives For Halloween Treats

Halloween is here! Halloween is certainly the champion ‘holiday of candy’. Did you know that research shows that around 96% of people plan to buy candy for Halloween? Halloween also marks the start of the holiday run through the rest of the year, meaning that candy, good food, treats, desserts, and get-togethers will be a …

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Brain Awareness Week (March 16–22)

Hormones and the Brain This year, Brain Awareness Week runs from March 16-22 and marks its 25th anniversary. This global event, observed every year in mid-March, celebrates the brain and recognizes medical research and advancements relating to our most complex organ. Brain Awareness Week is organized by the Dana Foundation, “a private philanthropic organization dedicated …

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Diet vs. Exercise – Which one is more important for a person’s health?

Diet vs. Exercise – Which one is more important for a person’s health? The New Year always inspires people to make resolutions to live a healthier life. But too often, people focus on either diet or exercise. The key to losing weight is to incorporate both into your life. If you’re not sure where to …

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