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Tyranny of the TSH

Tyranny of the TSH

The Tyranny of the TSH Let’s talk about further thyroid testing.  In an effort to reduce laboratory costs and find ever cheaper methods of evaluating thyroid function, the TSH has become the more commonly accepted first line test with “reflex” follow-up. Now this assumes three very important concepts. The feedback mechanism between the pituitary and the thyroid is intact and functional. It assumes a “normal distribution.” That is, a typical “bell shaped” curve of all values from low to high….

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Aging Research Topics and Meetings

Aging Research Topics and Meetings

Aging and Age-Related Conferences and Updates: [We are indebted to John Furber for these timely and comprehensive updates on aging and anti-aging research, meetings and conferences] (updated 9 April 2016)   Disease Drivers of Aging:  2016 Advances in  Geroscience Summit April 13-14, 2016, New York City Co-sponsored by AFAR, GSA, NIH, NYAS www.nyas.org/Geroscience2016   Cognitive Aging Conference April 14-17, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA http://cac.gatech.edu/   31st International Conference Alzheimer’s Disease International April 21-24, 2016, Budapest, Hungary http://www.adi2016.org/   Biomedical Innovation…

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