UFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin and I are only about three months apart in age, so you can understand why I was concerned recently when I heard that the 33-year-old fighter had been granted a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone prior to his UFC 148 bout in Nevada earlier this month. We all know testosterone levels decline naturally as we get older, but I didn't think guys our age had to worry about it yet. I mean, I feel fine. Maybe the workouts (and, okay, the hangovers) are a little tougher to recover from than they were 10 years ago, but come on, Forrest. We're still young men, are we not?
Hanneke Hops wasn't afraid of dying. What concerned her was growing old and not being able to run marathons, ride horses, or fly planes. So the 56-year-old Hayward, California, woman turned to Alan Mintz, M.D. -- a radiologist who founded the Cenegenics Medical Institute in Las Vegas, which specializes in "age management medicine."
Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.
Un experto explica como será operada la presidenta de Argentina de cáncer de tiroides.
CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being sworn in for a second term.
Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Kerry Morgan was just 3 years old when she participated in her first clinical trial for type 1 diabetes prevention. She didn't have the disease, but her 7-year old sister did and there was concern that she might develop it, too. During the trial she was given one shot of insulin a day in the hope that it would stave off the disease, but a year later, she was officially diagnosed.
The NFL Player's Association has confounded the NFL and science experts in recent weeks by debating the validity of an HGH test that has been widely stamped for a approval by independent scientists, leaving some of those involved in the meetings to suggest that union politics are obstructing the process of drug testing. On Friday, owners of all 32 NFL teams received notice from the league that the HGH test would not be in place for the start of the regular season, though that was the previously agreed upon goal of the NFL and the NFLPA.
For baseball fans, July signals the midpoint of America's pastime: the All-Star Game, the full swing of pennant races.
I'm a boy and I'm 14 years old. I'm also exactly 5 feet tall. What is wrong with me?
"You live with it for the rest of your life," the Grammy winner tells PEOPLE
For more than a decade, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott was one of the leading ladies of hip-hop.
I have not had a period for the past five years and before that I had a normal menstrual cycle for 10 years. I went to both my primary care doctor and gynecologist but after the initial blood work and pelvic ultrasound came back normal, it was decided I should go on birth control and stay on it until I reach menopause age. I really don't like the idea of being on birth control for the next 20 years. Is there another specialist I should see or another test I should ask for specifically?
There is no health risk from consuming milk with extremely low levels of radiation, like those found in Washington state and California, experts said Thursday, echoing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it is increasing its nationwide monitoring of radiation in milk, precipitation, drinking water, and other outlets in response to the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.
The Senate energy committee hears testimony about the possible impact on the U.S. of radioactive releases from Japan.
I have heard that there is an increase in the number of people getting thyroid cancer. Is this true and is radiation from dental X-rays a cause for the increase?
A Massachusetts congressman called on the federal government Tuesday to distribute potassium iodide pills to Americans living near nuclear reactors, a preventive step one expert warns might do more harm than good.
Minuscule levels of radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant incident have been detected in a widening number of U.S. states, but the Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed this week that the levels represent no threat to public health.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux asked Martin Savidge about the soil contaminated by plutonium in 5 different locations at Japan's Fukushima plant.
Levels of radioactive iodine in seawater just offshore of the embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spiked to more than 1,250 times higher than normal, Japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency said Saturday.
With half of its leaders missing, residents of Otsuchi, Japan, struggle to rebuild their lives. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
New tests Thursday showed that radioactive iodine in Tokyo's tap water has dropped to levels considered safe for babies -- just hours after authorities announced plans to distribute bottled water to tens of thousands of parents around the Japanese metropolis.
Japan's alarm over radiation found in spinach and milk has also raised questions, given that little is known about its effect on the human body.
A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's response to Japan's nuclear crisis.
Chinese shoppers in Beijing and Shanghai cleared salt from supermarket shelves Thursday amid fears of a potential radiation crisis from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Japan's NHK network explains nuclear reactors and how the systems failed during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
The crisis at an earthquake-damaged nuclear plant in Japan continued Tuesday, as radiation levels rose to dangerous levels following an explosion at a third overheating reactor.
How can I lose weight when I have hypothyroidism and I can't do strenuous exercise? My doctor is still adjusting my thyroid medication, so my TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is still high at 22. Added to that, I've got heart problems and have been told by my cardiologist not to do strenuous exercise! I do a lot of walking and typically do 10,000 steps a day. I've been doing a low fat 1,400 calorie diet with no result. I was thinking about a low-carb 1,200 calorie diet and upping my steps to 15,000 a day but I'm wondering what else I can do when I can't exert myself.
Antonio Silva leaned against the cage, staring straight ahead, readying himself for a very difficult task: five more minutes with Fedor Emelianenko. He knew he had the gas in the tank to do it, but he also knew that it was the most dangerous point in the fight. He had stood toe-to-toe with Emelianenko in the first round and soundly dominated the second. But the great Fedor was now backed into the corner, and that meant he had to be extra vigilant of the armbars and overhand rights that had squashed so many who thought they were ahead until they very violently weren't.
For years, Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre of Quito, Ecuador, noticed that his shortest patients never seemed to get the common ailments that befell others.
In the history books the ancient Greeks are always getting together one tribunal or another to solve some major crisis. As the California State Athletic Commission demonstrated on Thursday afternoon, that tradition is still alive in our culture. Only now instead of gathering our wisest and most influential citizens, we pretty much just settle for whoever isn't stuck at the airport that day.
The bounce in your step has become a plod. Climbing stairs feels like summiting Mount Everest. Your brain's mired in fog. Whatever your personal energy crisis might be, it's time to act.
Former British professional rugby player Terry Newton, who had tested positive for human growth hormone, was found dead over the weekend.
Edward Darden started taking the diabetes drug Avandia in 2006 to help control his blood sugar and was doing just fine, he said. But he became concerned when he saw warnings linking the drug to a 43 percent increased risk of heart attack, following the 2007 release of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the controversy behind the diabetes drug Avandia.
Major league pitching legend Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he lied to Congress during a 2008 investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
On February 13, 2008, baseball great Roger Clemens denied his former trainer's allegations of steroid use.
CNN's American Morning talks to a panel about baseball great Roger Clemens facing perjury charges.
Retired baseball star Roger Clemens says he's looking forward to fighting perjury and other charges brought against him Thursday and again denied he ever used performance-enhancing drugs.
Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight -- or are even gaining it -- you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss blockers -- and how to get the help you need.
If you know that you are not pregnant, how long is too long before you should be alarmed if you don't have your period? What could be the possible reasons for a delayed period? When should you see a doctor?
I was diagnosed with a slightly slower thyroid about a year ago when I was on the Atkins diet. I went off the diet, gained back the weight and now I am having the hardest time losing it again. My hair is half its usual thickness and I am tired all the time. Can this be from my thyroid?
A woman stuck in the United Kingdom because of the ash cloud and unable to secure medication for a life-threatening condition has called on the U.S. government to take urgent action to help stranded Americans return home.
Parents and kids are separated because of the volcanic ash problem. CNN's Sarah Lee sees how the family is coping.
American Wayne Odesnik has accepted "a voluntary provisional suspension" from tennis after pleading guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia.
Of course, different people have different ideas about what makes an exciting baseball player. But, in general, the blueprint would look an awful lot like Jose Reyes.
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- On Monday, British rugby player Terry Newton made sports history with the announcement that he had become the first athlete to test positive for human growth hormone. Newton's positive test (out of competition) came in November, and he has been banned from rugby for two years by the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency.
It is a truth universally acknowledged -- or nearly so -- that Jane Austen, the author of "Pride and Prejudice," died of a rare illness called Addison's disease, which robs the body of the ability to make critical hormones.
Ashley Price felt terrible. She was tired, dizzy spells came and went, dark splotches popped up on her chest for no reason, and she'd gained 50 pounds in two years. Some days she was starving; other days she could barely eat. Her doc suggested that her problems would go away if Price just ate less and exercised more, even though she was dieting and working out regularly. Price demanded thyroid tests, only to have them come back normal.
Are there any treatments for hyperthyroidism when the patient is severely allergic to iodine?
Is hypothyroidism common in a person's early 20s? How long does it take to find the correct dose of medication to regulate it?
I am 41 years old and for a while now I have noticed hair growing under my chin. Is that because I might have low levels of estrogen? I know I can remove them with laser but why is this happening?
Your period comes at the same time every month ... except when it doesn't. Suddenly, without warning, you're early or late, or your flow is heavy, light, or nonexistent (and you know you're not pregnant!). You and millions of women understandably wonder, Is this normal or is something terribly wrong?
I noticed a single strand of grey hair on my 3½ year old daughter today. I would like to know if it could be external factors or some vitamin deficiency. There is no known history of young children having grey hair in either my or my wife's family. She is a healthy child. We are vegetarians and our ethnic background is Asian.
Was President Abraham Lincoln dying of a rare genetic disease when an assassin killed him in 1865?
Do you believe it would help cancer patients to have lots of human growth hormone, which seems to be so beneficial for athletes?
I tend to get low blood sugar at times throughout the day. I work out on a regular basis and have difficulty knowing when to eat, what to eat, how much to eat before a workout. So, information on that would be helpful.
Every year during spring training, Donald Fehr, the executive director of Major League Baseball's Players Association, travels across the country. He starts in Arizona and ends in Florida, stopping along the way to brief every team on the key issues for the year.
I haven't had my period since this past May. I've taken home pregnancy tests and had blood tests just to make sure. What's wrong with me?
Larry talks with his panel about Oprah Winfrey's struggle with her weight and how she is dealing with it.
Four years ago, when Oprah managed to get down to a trim and fit 160 pounds, she thought she'd hit on a foolproof formula for permanent weight loss. Then life --in the form of a thyroid problem and a killer schedule-- intervened. Last year she was back up to the 200-pound mark and knew something had to change. After a desperately needed time-out to reflect and recharge, here's what she's learned, what she's doing differently, and what's next.
CNN's Judy Fortin explores a condition known as hypothyroidism.
Growing up, my Sherman tank-like aunt constantly blamed her thyroid for inability to lose weight.
Supplementing infants' diets with vitamin D may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life
Tercica's stock climbed more than 4 percent on Friday after the biotech said it received FDA approval for a growth disorder drug.
U.S. health officials have approved an Ipsen drug for treating a rare and potentially life-threatening disease called acromegaly, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Early-stage studies in mice have shown that adult blood could be a richer source of insulin-creating stem cells than fertilized eggs, according to Dr. Yong Zhao, assistant professor at the University of Illinois.
Diabetics taking the blood-sugar drug Byetta had about one-sixth the risk of hypoglycemia compared to those taking insulin, according to study results from Byetta-makers Amylin and Lilly.
Merck's new drug Januvia controls blood-sugar in two-thirds of diabetics when combined with the drug metformin, the company said Saturday.
Paula Abdul, who said Thursday she is "deeply hurt" that a phone call with her reps was leaked to the press, opened up to PEOPLE about how she's doing.
Most people say they're tired when they skip their morning run or nod off during their favorite 9 o'clock sitcom. But if you want to know about real bone-crunching fatigue, the kind that chains you to your bed, ask someone with a thyroid disorder.
Like many baby boomers over 50, Beth Lothamer was feeling her age.
Like many baby boomers over 50, Beth Lothamer was feeling her age. "I just didn't feel good any more. I wasn't sleeping. I just didn't feel right." She took her concerns to a Kansas City, Kansas, endocrinologist, Dr. Jackie Springer, who prescribed replacement hormones including a daily injection of human growth hormone, also known as HGH.
Merck and Novartis both released studies on experimental diabetes drugs Tuesday, signaling an imminent market face-off between potential blockbusters.
In its face-off with Novartis over the multi-billion dollar diabetes market, Merck revealed a study Saturday showing that its experimental drug Januvia slashed the risk of hypoglycemia more than sixfold while matching a generic drug's ability to reduce blood-sugar level.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will have an operation Thursday to repair a small hole in his heart, his office said Sunday.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist was treated for a fever at a hospital Thursday afternoon and returned home later, a Supreme Court spokesman said.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist has undergone throat surgery after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, but is expected to be released from the hospital this week, according to the Supreme Court.
Mylan Laboratories said Monday it agreed to acquire troubled drugmaker King Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $4 billion, adding patent-protected brand drugs to Mylan's generic-drug offerings.
Austrian slalom specialist Nicole Hosp has been ruled out for the rest of the World Cup season after breaking her left ankle while jogging.
NICHOLS INSTITUTE -- Okay, managers, time to take notes. The case study is this San Juan Capistrano, California, company, which performs diagnostic tests for hospitals, physicians, and laboratories...
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