CLINICAL THYROIDOLOGY FOR THE PUBLIC
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 presented 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 ATA Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education. The Alliance member groups consist of: the American Thyroid Association, the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, the Light of Life Foundation, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Thyroid Cancer Canada and Thyroid Federation International.
August is Thyroid and Pregnancy Awareness Month.
In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:
- Do men and women have different symptoms of hypothyroidism?
- Why is thyroid cancer increasing in frequency?
- What are the options to improve the effectiveness of radioactive iodine therapy in toxic nodular goiters?
- Does radioactive iodine therapy cause strokes?
- Does radioactive iodine therapy have a role in the treatment of intermediate risk thyroid cancer 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