Unless you’ve already been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, odds are that you never gave your thyroid a second thought today. But maybe you should, if only to appreciate the tremendous impact of this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits near the base of your throat. That’s because the thyroid is essentially the control room for most of your vital organs — your brain, heart, liver, skin and kidneys.
The seemingly never-ending COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions have put countless plans on hold. In many cases, those plans have included regular cancer screenings — particularly screening for breast cancer, which has fallen by nearly 50%. As we know, the key to beating metastatic breast cancer is early detection. Delayed diagnoses give cancer more time to spread before it’s caught, reducing chances of survival. In fact, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates more than 10,000 additional deaths from breast and colorectal cancer over the next 10 years because of these delayed screenings.
Babies are beautiful and sweet and lovable and wonderful… but unfortunately, they’re also accident-prone. If you’ve ever had one, you know. The most innocuous object in your house — a tablecloth, drawer, or rocking chair — eventually screams “DANGER!” In spite of countless new safety standards for baby gear, more than 1.3 million American infants are brought to emergency rooms every year. That’s why we’re taking the occasion of Baby Safety Month to help you know the risks and learn ways to keep baby safe and hopefully calm your nerves.