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How to Be An Empowered Thyroid Patient...Not a Pain in the Neck

By January 26, 2013

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Whether you've been reading me for a few weeks -- or for many years -- you know that my motto is that thyroid patients need to be informed and empowered. We should approach medicine as proactive consumers. But that's hard, when today's medicine is often a rushed, cookie-cutter, error-prone process. The solution: be our own advocates -- reading, researching, actively seeking information, asking about options, following up on results, talking about alternatives, and being assertive. But can we carry it too far? Instead of an empowered patient, are you actually a pain in the neck? Here are some signs to watch for...

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