CTFP Volume 9 Issue 6

A publication of the American Thyroid Association

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Welcome to another issue of Clinical Thyroidology for the Public. In this journal, we will bring to you the most up-to-date, cutting edge thyroid research. We will be providing summaries of research studies that were discussed in a recent issue of Clinical Thyroidology, a publication of the American Thyroid Association for physicians. These summaries are present in lay language to allow the rapid dissemination of thyroid research to the widest possible audience. This means that you are getting the latest information on thyroid research and treatment almost as soon as your physicians. As always, we are happy to entertain any suggestions to improve Clinical Thyroidology for the Public so let us know what you want to see.

We also provide even faster updates of late-breaking thyroid news through Twitter at @thyroidfriends and on Facebook. Our goal is to provide patients with the tools to be the most informed thyroid patient in the waiting room.

Also check out our friends in the Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education. The Alliance member groups consist of: the American Thyroid Association, Bite Me Cancer, the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, the Light of Life Foundation, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Thyroid Cancer Canada and Thyroid Federation International.

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.

Come to our free Thyroid Patient Forum in Denver, Colorado on September 24, 2017!

In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:

  1. Do thyroid nodule management guidelines provide effective cancer risk assessment?
  2. Are childhood cancers survivors at high risk for developing endocrine problems?
  3. Are there plant compounds that can stimulate thyroid function in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?
  4. Does quality of life improve in hypothyroid patients after 6 months on levothyroxine?
  5. Are thyroid hormone levels related to obesity?
  6. Is subclinical thyroid disease a risk factor for death in elderly patients?

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.

Alan P. Farwell, MD, FACE