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October 8, 2007
Re: "Stress -- a Thyroid Enemy" [Sept. 24]: As someone who has wrestled with autoimmune hypothyroidism for nearly three decades, I greatly enjoyed Mary Beckman's contribution to thyroid awareness.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Sofia Vergara appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to discuss her bout with thyroid cancer, freezing her eggs and her wedding plans. The "Modern Family" actress, who is a spokeswoman for the hypothyroidism campaign Follow the Script , revealed that she was diagnosed with the disease in 2000. She had her thyroid gland removed and still takes medication to deal with the condition. "Many women go for a long time without knowing that they have a problem with their thyroid," she said on the show.
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NEWS
September 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Sen. John P. East, suffering from hypothyroidism, said Wednesday that his physical condition has not improved and that he will not be returning to the Senate for several more weeks. The North Carolina Republican said flatly that he will not resign but that he has not decided whether to seek reelection next year.
HEALTH
September 7, 2009 | Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon
I am bone-tired all of the time. I also have dry skin, dry, brittle hair and nails that break easily. I asked my doctor if the problem could be linked to my thyroid. She ran a blood test for TSH and says it is OK. (It is just over 5.) Your TSH level suggests inadequate thyroid hormone. There is a controversy about what TSH levels are normal, but thyroid experts now believe the range is between 0.3 and 3. High cholesterol, depression, fatigue and difficulty losing weight are all indicative of low thyroid.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Sofia Vergara appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to discuss her bout with thyroid cancer, freezing her eggs and her wedding plans. The "Modern Family" actress, who is a spokeswoman for the hypothyroidism campaign Follow the Script , revealed that she was diagnosed with the disease in 2000. She had her thyroid gland removed and still takes medication to deal with the condition. "Many women go for a long time without knowing that they have a problem with their thyroid," she said on the show.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Samples of water from the White House and the vice presidential residence have been collected and have been sent to a laboratory for further analysis, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Friday. White House doctors ordered the tests last week to see if the water contained chemicals that might have caused autoimmune-system disorders in the President, his wife, Barbara, and their dog, Millie. Fitzwater said the preliminary judgment of Dr.
SCIENCE
September 5, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
President Kennedy's Addison's disease, which came to light only after his election in 1960, was most likely caused by a rare autoimmune disease, according to a Navy doctor who reviewed Kennedy's medical records. The disease, autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 2, or APS 2, also caused Kennedy's hypothyroidism, according to a report published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Hard though it is to believe these days -- when a celebrity's smallest sneeze is analyzed -- Kennedy's family and advisors were able to keep his medical history virtually secret.
HEALTH
September 7, 2009 | Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon
I am bone-tired all of the time. I also have dry skin, dry, brittle hair and nails that break easily. I asked my doctor if the problem could be linked to my thyroid. She ran a blood test for TSH and says it is OK. (It is just over 5.) Your TSH level suggests inadequate thyroid hormone. There is a controversy about what TSH levels are normal, but thyroid experts now believe the range is between 0.3 and 3. High cholesterol, depression, fatigue and difficulty losing weight are all indicative of low thyroid.
HEALTH
October 14, 2002 | Dianne Partie Lange and Richard Flaste, Special to The Times
It is one of the stealthiest of human maladies: hypothyroidism. Resulting from an underactive thyroid gland, it can produce depression, weight gain, high cholesterol, fatigue and a wide range of other symptoms, each of which may look like a disorder all by itself. Even though it's the true culprit, the malfunctioning of the thyroid may never be detected, while the symptoms are being aggressively treated -- often ineffectively. But that may be changing.
HEALTH
March 27, 2000 | SHARI ROAN
Hypothyroidism is a common, very treatable disorder that is also often poorly managed by doctors. In this first-rate book by Mary Shomon, a thyroid patient and professional writer, the disorder, its myths, and medicine's successes and failures at dealing with it are thoroughly examined. This is not a book that rehashes old facts on thyroid disease. Shomon instead challenges patients and their doctors to look deeper and try harder to resolve the complicated symptoms of hypothyroidism.
HEALTH
October 8, 2007
Re: "Stress -- a Thyroid Enemy" [Sept. 24]: As someone who has wrestled with autoimmune hypothyroidism for nearly three decades, I greatly enjoyed Mary Beckman's contribution to thyroid awareness.
HEALTH
October 14, 2002 | Dianne Partie Lange and Richard Flaste, Special to The Times
It is one of the stealthiest of human maladies: hypothyroidism. Resulting from an underactive thyroid gland, it can produce depression, weight gain, high cholesterol, fatigue and a wide range of other symptoms, each of which may look like a disorder all by itself. Even though it's the true culprit, the malfunctioning of the thyroid may never be detected, while the symptoms are being aggressively treated -- often ineffectively. But that may be changing.
HEALTH
March 27, 2000 | SHARI ROAN
Hypothyroidism is a common, very treatable disorder that is also often poorly managed by doctors. In this first-rate book by Mary Shomon, a thyroid patient and professional writer, the disorder, its myths, and medicine's successes and failures at dealing with it are thoroughly examined. This is not a book that rehashes old facts on thyroid disease. Shomon instead challenges patients and their doctors to look deeper and try harder to resolve the complicated symptoms of hypothyroidism.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Samples of water from the White House and the vice presidential residence have been collected and have been sent to a laboratory for further analysis, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Friday. White House doctors ordered the tests last week to see if the water contained chemicals that might have caused autoimmune-system disorders in the President, his wife, Barbara, and their dog, Millie. Fitzwater said the preliminary judgment of Dr.
NEWS
September 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Sen. John P. East, suffering from hypothyroidism, said Wednesday that his physical condition has not improved and that he will not be returning to the Senate for several more weeks. The North Carolina Republican said flatly that he will not resign but that he has not decided whether to seek reelection next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1992
Your article (Aug. 2) about Gail Devers contains misleading statements about Graves' disease, a condition that affects many people. The overactive thyroid of Graves' disease does not cause the "skin to peel" or the feet to become "swollen and bloody," as stated. The therapeutic doses of radioactive iodine given for Graves' disease are not "massive"; they do not cause significant pain in the neck (as was stated in another Times article about Devers several weeks ago) and do not leave the patient "weakened and nauseated."
NEWS
May 18, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An $8.5-billion lawsuit was filed in federal court against Germany's BASF AG and U.S. unit Knoll Pharmaceutical Co alleging they suppressed a medical study to control the U.S. market for thyroid drugs, attorneys said. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleged that BASF, Knoll and Boots Pharmaceutical concealed a seven-year university study that concluded that their thyroid drug was no better than cheaper, generic brands to treat people suffering from hypothyroidism.
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