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The American Thyroid Association (ATA) documents how an average of 20 million Americans will develop some form of thyroid condition. That’s no small number! If left untreated, thyroid disease can affect cardiovascular wellbeing, pregnancy, and bone health. There are two thyroid conditions – Hyper and hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism leads to excess production of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones, whereas hypothyroidism results in underproduction of hormones. Understanding thyroid health is essential for disease control and prevention. Do you know the signs and symptoms of thyroid disease?

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Monitoring blood sugar levels, carbohydrate intake, and medications are daily tasks for most diabetics. Keeping track of food intake and adhering to drug doses can be challenging to maintain on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, technology and medicine combine to support diabetic health! Applications or “Apps” are available for download on most electronic devices, helping organize valuable data like meals, blood sugar readings, medication times, and lots more! App technology allows for storing and easy accessibility of health information beneficial in the management of diabetes. WebMD comments on app technology stating, “Applications -- or "apps" -- can help you with nutrition advice, carb counting, tracking blood sugar levels, medication alerts and managing kids with diabetes.” Discover which apps best accommodate your lifestyle and health needs!

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You’re motivated to stay active and eat nutritious foods for ultimate wellness and wellbeing. Perhaps you attend the gym, have a diet plan, or engage in recreational activities. In today’s busy world it can be challenging to consistently maintain health goals. Life gets busy, workload increases, and other responsibilities demand our time and attention. This often results in healthy habits pushed aside for a more opportune time. Fortunately, with a just few strategies you can jumpstart a healthy lifestyle!

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April is National Autism Awareness Month. Join us as we support individuals and families with Autism! Health promotion and early interventions help identify Autism during childhood, yet for others diagnoses is established later in life. Adults as well as children fall within the Autism Spectrum. WebMD shares how intelligence and ability to communicate are important factors influencing level of independence for adults with Autism. Connecting with community programs and support groups promotes socialization, opportunities, and provides valuable resources.

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The cervix is a female anatomical structure located in the lower part of the uterus. Cervical cancer results from abnormal cell growth in the cervix. Early detection through Pap examinations and other tests are essential in cancer control and prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes a high prevalence of cervical cancer in Western countries related to lack of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and absence of screening. Fortunately proactive measures can be implemented for health promotion and cancer prevention.

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