They say that history is written by the victors. Not always. Sometimes histories are written by advocates for the oppressed and disenfranchised. A common theme on our website is the need to see current practices and thyroid therapy challenges in… Read More ›
Health care system
During the coronavirus pandemic, health care access, policies and procedures are swiftly changing. Hardly anyone in the media is talking about restrictions on managing our chronic health conditions like thyroid disease. It’s our job to talk about thyroid care from… Read More ›
There’s no surprise that patients and doctors would disagree about the incidence rate of hypothyroid symptoms in a given patient. “We have an average of 7.2 symptoms per patient” says the cohort of 262 patients. “No, you have an average… Read More ›
In this Part 3, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies.
In this post, I explain the good signs that thyroid patients’ self-advocacy is sometimes effective and is making a difference.
In this Part 2, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. In this post, I provide a fictional dialogue among three… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Clinical guidelines are supposed to promote patient health and encourage evidence-based medicine and physician discernment, but thyroid guidelines aim to restrict testing, restrict medication, and prevent any change in therapy practices. Indeed, the enforcement of restrictions appears to be the… Read More ›
In recent years, Canadian and other international thyroid guidelines have enacted local policies that restrict thyroid therapy and testing, often citing the American Thyroid Association (ATA) & American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) guidelines in 2012. What most “guideline policers”… Read More ›