If you’ve experienced the pain of a hernia, you know it’s no laughing matter. A hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. As a surgeon specializing in […]
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Five things you need to know about your thyroid
By Timothy Johnson, M.D., M.S.
The thyroid is a small gland with a big job. It sits in your throat, just above your collarbone, and although everyone has one, few people really understand how it functions. The thyroid produces a hormone that regulates everything from your appetite to weight control to energy levels in your body. Because it has the […]