What is Ethanol Ablation of Thyroid Nodules?

Thyroid nodules are very common. The more imaging we do, not always intent on looking at the thyroid, the more nodules we find. If we performed a neck ultrasound on everyone, about 1 in 3 persons will show some sort of abnormality. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations (FNA) are performed on persons who have nodules with […]

Vitamin D: Sunshine Vitamin and Sunshine Hormone

Vitamin D is essential to your body for the proper absorption of calcium and bone development. It aids in control of cell growth, proper immune functioning, and limits effects of inflammation. People with vitamin D deficiency may experience bone pain and muscle weakness although the symptoms may be mild at first. A more severe deficiency […]

Hashimoto Thyroiditis

Hashimoto thyroiditis, otherwise known chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of underactive thyroid disease, or hypothyroidism, in the United States. It affects more than 15 million people in the US and tends to be seen more frequently in women, but men can also be affected. Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition, which means […]

Bariatric Surgery: Cure or Crutch for Diabetes?

The study of medical science can bring about some interesting discoveries. Often a treatment for one condition proves useful for another. For example, years after aspirin was developed as a pain reliever, it also was found to help prevent heart attacks. And today, many procedures like bariatric surgery that are used for weight control can affect […]

Debunking Diabetes Myths

Diabetes is so prevalent in our society that it’s often difficult to separate fact from fiction. And understanding the causes and solutions isn’t just the responsibility of the person with the condition. Diabetes is a societal problem, and understanding the facts is the best place to start. Types of Diabetes There are two main types of diabetes: […]

Mindful Eating for Weight Control & Nutrition

Mindfulness, a Buddhist concept that involves being fully aware and living in the moment, has proven successful for people dealing with conditions like stress, high blood pressure and chronic gastrointestinal issues. And now, a growing body of research suggests that a mindfulness approach to eating in a slower, more thoughtful way can assist in weight management. Coined “mindful eating,” some have […]

Diagnosing and Treating “Low T”

The term “low T” has become synonymous with middle-aged men in primetime commercials. But do you know what it really means? “Low T” refers to a hormone called testosterone that is produced by the testicles, and is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. However, as a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body […]