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Weight Loss and Thyroid Testing: Beyond Just TSH

Get a bunch of doctors together and ask about thyroid testing, and you’re likely to get a range of responses. One might say that TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the best and, oftentimes, only test needed, and another might say that TSH is not the answer. When experts disagree about the utility of evaluating thyroid…

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October 29, 2019

Genomic knowledge is power in the fight against obesity

Although many doctors are wary about discussing weight loss with their overweight patients – for fear of alienating the patients or being ignored – two recent research studies suggest that doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off. There can be a downside, of course. Healthcare providers who discuss genomics and behavioral…

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May 21, 2016