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Pass it On: It’s National Thyroid Awareness Month (09/08/2017)

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below the Adam’s apple in the front part of the neck. It produces, stores, and releases hormones that regulate vital body functions. Thyroid cancer happens when cells in the thyroid grow out of control. There are two main types of cells in the thyroid: follicular cells …

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Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy (04/06/2016)

Among patients undergoing the surgical removal of their thyroid, complications associated with the procedure are drastically reduced if surgeons perform a larger number of the surgeries per year. These results were recently published in the Annals of Surgery. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck. It … Continue reading "Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy"