Thyroid Awareness Month
This article waslast modified on December 31, 2020.

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the throat. This gland plays an important role in controlling the body's metabolism through the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid diseases are primarily conditions that affect the amount of thyroid hormones being produced. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and that 60% of those with thyroid disease do not know it. Women are more likely than men to have thyroid problems, with 1 in 8 developing a thyroid disorder during her life. Learn about Thyroid Diseases and related lab tests used to detect thyroid dysfunction.
 

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Other Health Awareness Events in January
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Blood Donor Month