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Mary Shomon

Updated Articles and Resources

By Mary Shomon

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • All About Goitrogens Created: Monday, June 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      A look at goitrogenic, cruciferous vegetables and other foods that can cause a goiter, slow down the thyroid, or cause hypothyroidism.
    • Sleep More, Lose Weight Created: Thursday, May 25, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      If you want to lose weight, you need to get enough sleep, say experts. Researchers reporting at the American Thoracic Society International Conference have some specific recommendations regarding just how much sleep you really need to protect your metabolism and health.
    • 10 Things to Know About Thyroid Disease and Fatigue Created: Saturday, February 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      There are a number of important things to know about the key connection between fatigue and thyroid conditions, and ten of the most important ones are outlined here.
    • 2005 Thyroid Cheers and Jeers: Best/Worst Thyroid-Related People, Happenings Created: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Patient advocate Mary Shomon's annual review of the best and worst thyroid-related people and happenings tackles 2005, and cheers and jeers are given to Bill Law and the American Association of Cli...
    • Autoimmune Disease Awareness Is a Year-Round Mission for Virginia Ladd and AARDA Created: Monday, March 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      A look at the work of Virginia Ladd and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association." itemprop="description"> Monday, November 19, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Some tips on how to go to a laboratory for thyroid and other blood tests, and have the process go more quickly, and be more accurate." itemprop="description">"description" Monday, October 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      A look at various mind-body and stress reduction approaches for thyroid patients." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      A look at the causes and risk factors for thyroid disease, and the rates of increase." itemprop="description"> Monday, December 15, 2003 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The Dangers of "Explaining Away Your Symptoms." Are You Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid?" itemprop="description"> Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      A look at thyroid disease symptoms, including symptoms of hypothyroidism -- an underactive or slow thyroid -- and hyperthyroidism -- an overactive thyroid -- as well as Hashimoto's, Graves' disease...
    • Endocrine Information Center Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Endocrine Resource Center -- Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, Hyperparathyroidism, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Prolactinoma, Thyroid Disease from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide"
    • Your Emotions and Stress Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Your Emotions and Stress -- Ideas on Managing Chronic Disease Information from Andrea Schara " itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Some patients need to be highly involved in their thyroid diagnosis. The following is a look at some of the options, including ZRT, Diagnos-Techs, Biosafe." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • Treatment of Congenital Hypothyroidism in Infants and Children Created: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Congenital hypothyroidism refers to hypothyroidism -- a deficiency or lack of thyroid hormone -- at birth. It is especially important that hypothyroidism in newborns and infants be quickly and prop...
    • AACE/ATA Launch Questionable Campaign for January 2005 Thyroid Awareness Month Created: Friday, January 14, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and in 2005, as in past years, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) -- joined by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) -- has launched t...
    • Mary Shomon's 2004 Thyroid Cheers and Jeers Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon takes a look back at some of the thyroid news and personalities of 2004, along with the highs and lows -- the cheers and jeers so to speak -- of the year"
    • In the Aftermath of Katrina, Do You Need to Take a "News Fast?" Created: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      In the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, is non-stop, 24-7 news coverage triggering extra stress and threatening your health? Find out whether you need to take a "news fast," in this article from ...
    • How to Start Your Own Community Thyroid Support Group Created: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Thyroid patients with limited or no Internet access need support systems. This article talks about the steps involved in a thyroid patient starting a community or local thyroid support group."
    • Acute Infectious Thyroiditis: What Patients Need to Know Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Among the category of painful types of thyroiditis -- inflammation of the thyroid -- is a form known as acute infectious thyroiditis. This article looks at the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatm...
    • Riedel's Thyroiditis: What Patients Need to Know Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Among the category of types of thyroiditis -- thyroid inflammation -- is a form known as Riedel's Thyroiditis, fibrous thyroiditis, and invasive thyroiditis. This article looks at signs, symptoms, ...
    • Thyroid Disease: One Size Does Not Fit All Created: Monday, May 20, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      A look at how the concept of thyroid disease, as well as diagnosis and treatment, is not a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all process." itemprop="description"> Sunday, February 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      When thyroid hormone replacement doesn't seem to be working as well as it should, there are some factors to consider, including the possibility of overmedication, undertreatment, problems with gene...
    • Being Healed Versus Being Cured Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Being Healed Versus Being Cured: A Thyroid Patient's Perspective, from Mary Shomon, thyroid guide
    • Experts Call for Thyroid Screening for Americans Over 35 Created: Friday, August 06, 2004 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Experts Call for Thyroid Screening for Americans Over 35, an article covering the June 2000 guidelines issued by the American Thyroid Association, calling for universal screening for thyroid di...
    • Get Iron to Beat Fatigue Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Get Iron to Beat Fatigue: ridged finger nails dietary supplement manufacturer weight loss diets dark circles under your eyes thyroid guide
    • Yoga and Thyroid Disease - Thyroid Disease - 09/28/99 Created: Monday, April 11, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      A review of the role yoga can play in thyroid disease, from your About.com Guide
    • Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      A comprehensive risks and symptoms checklist for hypothyroidism/underactive thyroid, that you can use to help get a diagnosis, or to help finetune your hypothyroidism treatment with your doctor, from thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon
    • 10 Things to Know About Thyroid Disease, Foods and Drinks Created: Saturday, February 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      For people with thyroid disease -- whether hypothyroid (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid), Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease, or other conditions, there are some important things to know about foods and drinks, and their interaction with your health and medications. Here are ten things to know about thyroid conditions and your diet, food and beverages.
    • Editorial: Controversy Over Diagnosing Hypothyroidism Created: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      A look at the controversy over endocrinologist Dr. Jeffrey Brown's diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism in elite and Olympic runners, including commentary from thyroid experts Doctors Kent Holtor...
    • 10 Things to Know About Thyroid Doctors Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      A look at ten things to know about thyroid doctors, endocrinologists, and practitioners who provide care for thyroid patients." itemprop="description">ption">
    • A Q&A With British Thyroid Advocate and Hypoman Blogger, Robert Chapman Created: Monday, February 18, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      An in-person Q&A interview with British blogger and thyroid patient advocate, Robert Chapman, who runs the blog HypoMan." itemprop="description">>
    • Editorial: Natural Desiccated Thyroid -- A New Day for Thyroid Patients Created: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      A look at new research, reported on at the Endocrine Society meeting in June 2013, that found that natural desiccated thyroid drugs were a safe alternative to levothyroxine in treating hypothyroidi...

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