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Brooke Burke

Getty Dancing-with-the-Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet recently underwent surgery for thyroid cancer, so we were happy to hear this week that the procedure was a success. Although no one wants a diagnosis of cancer, the good news is that thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable types, says John Yim, …

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Brooke Burke

Matt Jones You’d never guess looking at her now, laughing over lunch at an outdoor restaurant in Malibu, Calif., but just four months ago Brooke Burke-Charvet was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. The only sign of her ordeal? She’s wearing a Steri-Strip bandage over the scar on her neck—and she …

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Beyond a Bad Hair Day: My Struggles with Hair Loss

Recently, near the end of a nice, long chatty dinner with a friend she reached over and readjusted a piece of my hair. “There,” she said. “That’s been driving me crazy all night.” My hair has been driving her crazy all night? Oh sister, that’s nothing compared to what’s it’s …

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What It's Really Like to Have Thyroid Cancer

About a little over a year ago, I found myself reclined in an exam chair about to have a big needle jabbed into my neck. “Big pinch,” the doctor said, as he gave me the local anesthetic. I just stared at the ceiling, trying to remain calm despite the fear …

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4 Things You Should Do to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

If you don’t have a thyroid problem, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about that butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, which helps regulate metabolism and body temperature (among other things). But are pretty common—some experts believe 30% of women will develop one in their lifetime. An autoimmune …

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5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Loving My Body

I’ve struggled with my weight and body image since I was in the first grade. For years, I would stand in front of the mirror and cry at the big and ugly girl that stared back at me. I hated my body and wished that I could disappear, all because …

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Strict "Healthy" Diets in 2 Children Linked to Thyroid Trouble

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids’ diets, researchers say. The doctors said that the children—aged 2 and 5—developed iodine deficiency because their diets lacked salt, dairy products, …

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Frequent Headaches May Raise Your Risk for Thyroid Disease

Do you get all the time? As if that weren’t bad enough, you may be at increased risk for hypothyroidism—a common medical problem that can cause mood swings and weight gain, among other seriously unpleasant symptoms. Previous research has suggested a link between the two conditions, and now, one of the largest …

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