Here’s your weekly thyroid news from Thyroid Mom. These are articles, abstracts or blog posts that either appeared in the news this week or things that I found this week that I wanted to share with you. Happy Reading!
Top news item today is the upcoming Thyroid Summit hosted by America’s Pharmacist Suzy Cohen and David Brownstein, MD. This is a FREE online event running from June 2-9, 2014: “With over 30 presentations about common medical problems tied to thyroid disease, you’ll learn why the thyroid gland is the master gland in your body–every cell depends on thyroid hormone to function optimally. If you’re not aware of a thyroid problem, you could develop psychological, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Medications for a variety of symptoms will never solve the problem, but optimizing your thyroid hormone with vitamins, minerals, dietary changes and the right medications can.” Click on the link here to register.
Thyroid and Kids
Thyroid Problems, Symptoms, and Diagnosis (Decent basic explanation of symptoms and tests)
Congenital Hypothyroidism Presenting as Pseudo-Obstruction in Preterm Infants (This is just an abstract. I couldn’t access the article, but interesting to me none the less. Anytime you think something is off with your newborn (including bowel movements), ask for the results of their newborn screen.)
Summer Bites, Bumps, Breaks and Bruises: How to Avoid or Treat Summertime Symptoms (Article written by a local magazine about summer. Another thing to keep in mind for children with congenital hypothyroidism in the summer is to stay on the same schedule with medicine and to make sure to drink lots of water.)
My Wish List for Teachers (Parenting article/funny for today – As we near the end of the school year, this is a good one if you haven’t read it.)
By Blythe Clifford aka Thyroid Mom