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Top Ten Thyroid Stories of 2006

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Updated December 20, 2006

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More News: Nodule Guidelines, Stroke Risk, Transplants, Outpatient Surgery...
Top Ten Thyroid Stories of 2006
Endocrinologists Release New Guidelines for Treatment of Thyroid Nodule Guidelines

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced the release of its medical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules. Read more now

Increased Heart and Stroke Risk with Treated Hypothyroidism

Researchers studied the mortality rates and vascular problems in a population of people with thyroid conditions. More

Thyroid Transplant: From a Rabbit?

According to a report in the Times of India, Belarussian surgeons in Minsk have transplanted the thyroid gland of a rabbit to a human. Find out now!

Is Outpatient Thyroid Surgery Safe?

When you have thyroid nodules, a goiter, or thyroid cancer, surgery -- known as thyroidectomy -- may be recommended. But will your doctor perform your thyroid surgery on an outpatient basis, or will you need to be admitted to the hospital for a longer stay? And if you do have outpatient thyroid sugery, is it safe? New findings from the American Academy of Otolaryngology explore the question.

Radioactive Treatments Can Trigger Airport Security...Even Weeks After Treatment

A man who had received radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for recurrent hyperthyroidism set off Orlando, Florida airport security alarms, and ended up being detained, strip searched and extensively interrogated -- six weeks after his RAI treatment. The 46-year-old British thyroid patient was not warned by his physicians that he might set off the radiation detectors. Could it happen to you?

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