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5 Factors That Put You At Risk For Hypothyroidism

Certain factors can up your chances for hypothyroidism. If you experience symptoms (tired, grumpy, overweight) and any of the below hypothyroidism risk factors apply, talk to your doc about testing your thyroid levels… A family history Having a first-degree female relative (mother, sister, daughter) with a thyroid disorder increases your risk of developing one. READ… Read More »

Is Your Heartburn Medication Putting You At Higher Risk For A Hip Fracture?

According to new data from a recent meta-analysis, persons taking oral proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at an elevated risk of sustaining a hip fracture.  The elevated risk, however, was not found among those taking H2-receptor antagonists (H2RA). 3-D schematic of the hip joint.( Courtesy, Getty images)Getty PPIs and H2RAs are commonly prescribed for… Read More »