Depression or Hashimoto’s Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid, causing low-thyroid function. The condition for an under-producing thyroid is called hypothyroidism. The symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease can mimic that of depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, Hashimoto’s does not display obvious symptoms, except for maybe some swelling in the front of the neck. Hashimoto’s …

Georgia Study Shows Drastic Rise in Diabetes-Related ER Visits

Georgia’s cases of diabetes are reaching epidemic status. One might ask, “What is causing this trend?” It is partly due to the state’s relatively high number of residents in the overweight to obese range which is a huge risk factor for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Currently, more than 1 million Georgians have diabetes, and up to 400,000 Georgians …