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PARATHYROID GLAND/PARATHYROID HORMONE

 

   

Parathyroid Anatomy:  Why are they so hard to find? (Published with approval)

The key to these questions is to understand where parathyroids come from. When you understand this, you will understand why parathyroid anatomy is some of the most variable anatomy in the human body--and why it is VERY important to get a very experienced parathyroid surgeon to perform your parathyroid surgery (read more)

   

Parathyroid Disorders (Link approved for publication)

Most people have four pea-sized glands, called parathyroid glands, on the thyroid gland in the neck. Though their names are similar, the thyroid and parathyroid glands are completely different. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps your body keep the right balance of calcium and phosphorous.

This section is the National Library of Medicines Med line Health Topics page for Parathyroid Disorders.  it contains a wealth of information about parathyroid disorders.

   

Parathyroid Gland

You can use the "search" engine on their web site and type in "Parathyroid Glands" for microscopic views of the parathyroid glands.

 

 

The Parathyroids (Published with permission)

Parathyroid.com is the Internet's largest collection of parathyroid articles.  Parathyroid disease, parathyroid hormone activity, parathyroid tumors, and parathyroid surgery are all discussed in easy to read language with pictures and illustrations.

   

SCL Logo

The sole provider of the “PTH Accuratio™ -- 1-84 PTH/7-84 PTH ratio  Link is to patient information.

   

Parathyroid Disorders (Link approved)

Most people have four pea-sized glands, called parathyroid glands, on the thyroid gland in the neck. Though their names are similar, the thyroid and parathyroid glands are completely different. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps your body keep the right balance of calcium and phosphorous.

This is the National Library of Medicine Medline Health Topics Page.  it contains a wealth of information on Parathyroid Disorders.

   

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RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL AIDS

 

   

 

CenterWatch Logo

CenterWatch first launched the Clinical Trials Listing Service in 1994 to assist patients in finding and volunteering for clinical trials. Today, CenterWatch has the largest online listing of actively recruiting clinical trials and is one of the most trusted resources for patients interested in clinical trial participation receiving more than 1.5 million unique patients visitors annually. To search our clinical trial listings and find other patient education resources, visit www.centerwatch.com.

   
ClinicalTrials.gov ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
   

EndocrineWeb.Com

Welcome to the largest web site for Thyroid, Parathyroid and other Endocrine Disorders. This information is intended for the education of patients and their families. There are over 130 very detailed but easy to understand pages on endocrine disease, conditions, hormone problems, and treatment options including all types of thyroid,

Merck Health Manual On-Line

Merck is committed to providing excellent information, and as part of that effort, Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals as a service to the community.

   

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THYROID DISORDERS

 

 

 

The American Foundation of Thyroid Patients

The American Foundation of Thyroid Patients appreciates your interest in our organization. A non-profit organization, The American Foundation

 

 

The American Thyroid Association

The ATA provides outstanding leadership in thyroidology by promoting excellence and innovation in clinical care, research, education, and public policy.

   

The New York Thyroid Center

Center for Research,  Education, and Treatment of Thyroid Disorders

   

Thyroid Association of Australia, Ltd.

Thyroid Australia is a support organization for people with thyroid conditions as well as their families and their friends.

   

ThyCa Logo

ThyCa:  Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association, Inc.  - We are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. We also sponsor Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

   

Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation

This website addresses Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) and McCune-Albright's Syndrome (MAS), Cherubism and related diseases.  Our goal is to improve the quality of life for affected individuals and their families.

   

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MISCELLANIOUS INFORMATION

 

   

Physician Locator by A.A.C.E.  (Published with permission)

This is a physician locator service provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, A.A.C.E.  They do list Parathyroid disorders as a specialty.

   

Needy Meds Brand Name Meds Home Page (Published with permission)

This web site address for Needy Meds contains information about obtaining assistance for various prescription drugs at reduced cost or no cost to the patient.  You will need to need to meet certain qualifications in order to participate in these programs.

   

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

“Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. We offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies. We have already helped millions of Americans get free or reduced-cost prescription medicines.”

   

Health Begin.Com (Published with permission)

HealthBegin.com is a leading health website including sexually transmitted diseases, stroke health information, beauty, nutrition, physiology, alternative medicine, hospital, immunization, Medicare, Medicaid, pregnancy, physicians, dentists, prescriptions, hospitals, fitness, cancer..

   

Disability Rights on Line  (Published with permission)

Information from the Department of Justice on the American Disabilities Act.  Some of these reports might be helpful in pursuing claims under the ADA.

   

Meeting with Your Members of Congress

While more difficult than sending them a letter, visiting your Members of Congress, or their staff, face-to-face is the most effective way to actually influence them. Individuals and groups can arrange personal meetings with Senators and Representatives either in their Washington offices, or in their local offices at various times during the year.

   

Managing Your Health (Published with permission

General information from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  I have listened to their humorous commercials for the past few years and always thought their general advice was good.

   

Biochemistry Unit Conversion (Published with Permission)

PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION RELATES TO CONVERSIONS FOR PETS

   

Further Experimental Studies in Tetany, circa 1913  (Published with permission)

An interesting article published in 1913 about Tetany and the Parathyroid Glands, written by W.G. MacCallum, MD and Karl M. Vogel, MD.  Probably not too relevent today, but interesting from an historical perspective.

   

Why Doctors Make Mistakes by Jerome Groopman, M.D.

Unfortunately, medical misdiagnosis is not a rare phenomenon. About 15 percent of all patients are misdiagnosed, and half of those face serious harm, even death, because of the error. Contrary to the general impression that most misdiagnoses result from a technical foul-up, such as mislabeling someone’s X-ray or mixing up a blood

   

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MOTIVATION

 

   

Happy News

Look for some happy news for a change

   

The "Dash"

In July 2006, a short 3-minute movie was launched on the Internet called The Dash.  Since then, over 40 million people from around the world have watched it; and over 20,000 a day continue to watch it as a result of people passing it along.

   

"Moments in Time" Web Site

# The "Moments in Time project" is a multidimensional, multimedia artistic expression of the concept of meaning in life.  It began as a simple yet sophisticated black and white calendar but, over the last seven-years, has evolved into a kaleidoscope of colour.

# The project portrays South African cancer patients, each afflicted with one or other type of cancer, all from different backgrounds, with different life experiences. Imagery and prose are used to tell each patient’s story.

   

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PATIENT STUDIES

 

   

Center Watch Logo

CenterWatch first launched the Clinical Trials Listing Service in 1994 to assist patients in finding and volunteering for clinical trials. Today, CenterWatch has the largest online listing of actively recruiting clinical trials and is one of the most trusted resources for patients interested in clinical trial participation receiving more than 1.5 million unique patients visitors annually. To search our clinical trial listings and find other patient education resources, visit www.centerwatch.com.
   

ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

   

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