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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
How is it diagnosed & treated?
by Doug Mann

From the web site of patient advocate, Mary Shomon http://thyroid.about.com

Thyroid 101: The Basics http://thyroid.about.com/blthyroid.htm

What the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Said...

Here is an excerpt from a January 2003 AACE press release:

"Until November 2002, doctors had relied on a normal TSH level ranging from 0.5 to 5.0 to diagnose and treat patients with a thyroid disorder who tested outside the boundaries of that range. Now AACE encourages doctors to consider treatment for patients who test outside the boundaries of a narrower margin based on a target TSH level of 0.3 to 3.0. AACE believes the new range will result in proper diagnosis for millions of Americans who suffer from a mild thyroid disorder, but have gone untreated until now." - http://thyroid.about.com/od/gettestedanddiagnosed/ss/normaltsh_5.htm

Extracts from 4 medical journal abstracts,
from an internet search by Doug Mann 
















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