Canada's Omni TV Italian Edition (Rogers Digital Media) broadcast a short piece about thyroid disease on May 26th, 2022. It was originally intended for broadcast on World Thyroid Day, May 25, 2022. It includes segments of interviews: Lauri Martin, volunteer, the Thyroid Foundation of Canada,Tania Sona Smith, president of Thyroid Patients Canada, Prof. Constantin Polychronakos, … Continue reading Thyroid disease news broadcast, Omni TV Italian Edition, Canada
Who needs "T3"? We received a friendly and well-intended comment lately. It illustrated that in today's Global English, we sometimes have a hard time defining and understanding what "T3" means when a person is talking about T3. Are they talking about T3 the hormone, or T3 the pharmaceutical? "I like your content in general, but I’d … Continue reading Focusing on T3: The T3 hormone or the LT3 pharmaceutical?
The year 2020 has been a productive year for our organization of thyroid patients and our website, despite the challenges we all faced on a global scale. In this post, HIGHLIGHTS: I'll briefly mention our organizational milestones of the year. TOP 10: Then I will give links, visuals, and introductory summaries of our 10 most … Continue reading Thyroid Patients Canada: Looking back on 2020, entering 2021
A fundamental principle energizes any group of thyroid patients to try to improve thyroid therapy: Some thyroid-disabled people have suffered a lot and have won partial victories in their own thyroid therapy. Now that they are on a therapy that is better than before, even if it might be far from perfect yet, they can … Continue reading Healthier thyroid warriors: Our fight is not over.
Some members of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) have achieved a new ethical low. The ATA have published in their official scientific journal, Thyroid, an article by Esfandiari and colleagues (2019) that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. They titled their paper "Patient Requests … Continue reading 2019 ATA article engages in patient-blaming and doctor-shaming