By Marguerite Lamb
Baffled by all those initials after doctors' names? Tired of
getting the referral runaround? We'll help clear up the confusion so you can
find the best treatment for your symptoms.
In today's medical marketplace, you're not a patient—you're a
"health-care consumer." That's good news and bad. It means you have
more autonomy and choice than ever—but it also means the ball is in your court
when it comes to figuring out whom to trust with your health. Should...
It is not clear whether people who do not
have any risk factors and who do not have any symptoms of hyperthyroidism need
to be tested regularly for thyroid problems. The American Thyroid Association
recommends that adults, particularly women, be screened for thyroid problems
every 5 years, beginning at age 35. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
does not think there is enough evidence to recommend either for or against
regular thyroid testing. Talk to your doctor about whether you need to be
tested for thyroid problems.1, 2