September 17, 2010
Health Tip: Recognizing Hypothyroidism
The thyroid gland, found in the front of the
neck just below the voicebox, produces a vital hormone that helps
control your body's metabolism. When it doesn't produce enough of
this hormone, the condition is called hypothyroidism.
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
As flu season approaches, a
coalition of the nation's largest public health organizations are
highlighting the need for pregnant women to protect themselves and
their babies by getting immunized.
Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul
by U.S. teens from Latin American and Asian backgrounds can affect
their grades and health, and is associated with depression,
distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found.
Three Cardiac Resynchronization Defibrillators Approved
for New Use
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved a new use for three cardiac
resychronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) to treat people
with a heart abnormality called left bundle branch block who also
have mild cases of heart failure or heart failure with no