Thyroid Awareness

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

(AACE) debuted the blue paisley ribbon icon in 2012 as a universal symbol of thyroid disease awareness and advocacy. Paisley was chosen because of its resemblance to a cross-section of thyroid follicles, the tiny spheres that the thyroid gland is made of.

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Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland influences the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin.

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Neck Check

An estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. To help with early detection and, in some cases, help you find lumps or enlargements in the neck that may point to a thyroid condition, you can perform a simple Neck Check self-exam. Click here for a step-by-step guide.

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MyPillCheck

MyPillCheck offers a user-friendly, searchable photo gallery of available thyroid medications where you can compare the medicine received from your pharmacy to the pill and dosage prescribed by your physician to confirm the correct prescription was received.

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