Don’t let thyroid issues go undiagnosed

female doctor touching the throat of a patient in the office

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month? You might be shaking your head and truly wondering “of all things, why thyroid awareness?”  It’s a good question.  To put thyroid conditions into context, The American Thyroid Association estimates 20 million Americans have a thyroid problem and half are unaware and undiagnosed.  By comparison, 30 […]

How to kick the habit: Stress – is it hurting my heart?

Men in white shirt having chest pain - heart attack - heartbeat line

We hear so much about stress these days. The American Institute of Stress defines it as “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension.” I’ve noticed it’s generally discussed in a negative context. But I’d argue there is a distinct difference between everyday stress and distress.