Perchlorate in Water in AZ and Abnormal Neonatal Thyroid Function – (09-18-00)

Perchlorate in Water in AZ and Abnormal Neonatal Thyroid Function Yet another reason to be sure you drink properly filtered water. Ammonium perchlorite affects the thyroid’s ability to take up much needed iodide, thereby lowering the efficiency of the thyroid gland. This study suggests that even newborn infants are affected. Technology is surely killing us, […]

Thyroid Tumors: Scary Times or Too Much Diagnosis

The “what you don’t know can hurt you” phrase may run opposite in healthcare.  In other words, knowing more is not always better. Let’s face it, we ALL have something wrong with us.  I have always told patients that if they look hard enough, doctors can find something wrong with you.  We are seeing mounting evidence […]

Groups Urge FDA Not to Recall Abbott Laboratories’ Synthroid – (06-21-01)

Groups Urge FDA Not to Recall Abbott Laboratories’ Synthroid It’s always interesting to follow a heated debate over what many times appears to be an ineffectual therapy. I have seen many patients whose lab values came back to normal using synthetic hormone replacement, and yet clinically they still had all the signs and symptoms of […]