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How to Find a Thyroid Doctor or Endocrinologist

How to Find a Thyroid Doctor or Endocrinologist

Thyroid hormones affect every single cell of your body, profoundly impacting how you think, look, and feel. About 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men have abnormally low thyroid hormone levels.

Without enough thyroid hormones, you can become depressed, cold, and tired. Your hair can fall out and you

How to Reduce Triglycerides

How to Reduce Triglycerides

You’re a reasonable person, and you want to take care of your health. You know this means not ignoring your recent lab test, which showed you have high triglycerides. But… you’ve heard of the frequent debilitating side effects that prescription fibrates and statin drugs cause—muscle pain, weakness, liver damage, memory loss,

Magnesium for Bone Health

Magnesium for Bone Health

We already know that calcium protects and keeps bones and teeth healthy. But magnesium may be even more important! Without magnesium, the body cannot adequately absorb calcium or stimulate new bone to form

What Is Fibromyalgia?

What Is Fibromyalgia?

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is viewed as a rheumatic condition (like arthritis), even though it doesn’t cause inflammation or joint damage. Hallmark fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue and chronic pain from “tender points”—places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when touched.

Other fibromyalgia symptoms include trouble sleeping,

How to Handle Common Nail Conditions

When you think about your health, your fingernails and toenails probably aren’t on the top of your list of concerns. However, if you neglect your nails when they are unhealthy, you could be setting yourself up for painful complications—or even overlooking signs of serious disease.

Healthy nails are smooth and do

5. Starting Today

We know a lot about skin—how to take care of it, protect it, and treat it when something goes wrong. But perhaps the most important thing to remember about skin is that it is constantly changing. Those changes are normal and healthy most of the time. Sometimes, however, they are

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