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Environmental Factors Behind Thyroid Disease | Wellness Clinic

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It's in charge of releasing essential thyroid hormones which control the body's metabolism, the way the body uses energy. The thyroid gland's hormones regulate vital body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, body temperature and more.

What causes autoimmune thyroid disease?
As essential as the thyroid gland is, however, the body's own immune system can sometimes malfunction and attack this important endocrine organ, ultimately affecting its function. Autoimmune thyroid diseases, like Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Graves' disease, have been on the rise in the United States. While the diagnosis of thyroid disease has increased, many doctors still don't know the cause of the issue, but these have been linked to several factors.

Environmental Factors for AITD
A number of environmental factors have been associated with the development an…

Support for Children with Hearing Loss

Support for Children with Hearing Loss - El Paso Chiropractor

En Voz Alta was started by Mary Ceglio, In August of 2004, in an effort to bring children wit hearing loss and their families together.  However, the parents of children with hearing loss who attended the first meeting, wanted more than just a social outlet.  They wanted to further the developmental, educational, social and emotional growth of children with hearing impairment through education, advocacy and support.
In May of 2005, En Voz Alta was introduced to area professionals at a luncheon sponsored in conjunction with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.  An alliance between the parents of En Voz Alta and the professionals of the community was formed and committees were established.
 As a result, En Voz Alta held three bi-national symposiums on hearing loss in El Paso in November 2006, February 2010 and March 2014 in cooperation with:
  • Early Childhood Intervention (E.C.I.)
  • Region 19 Education Service Center
  • Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
  • Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center
  • Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
  • Southwest ENT Associates
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • University Medical Center
  • Volar Center for Independent Living
  • Ysleta Independent School District, and
  • Other area school districts
In May of 2005, En Voz Alta was introduced to area professionals at a luncheon sponsored in conjunction with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.  An alliance between the parents of En Voz Alta and the professionals of the community was formed and committees were established.
En Voz Alta became a Focus Fund with the El Paso Children's Hospital Foundation in November of 2010.  It continues to serve the El Paso community in large part due to the dedicated hard-working members of the En Voz Alta Advisory Council and its many volunteers.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: elpasochildrensfoundation.org

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Growing up as a child with hearing loss can be difficult if the proper services to aid them are not available. En Voz Alta is a special program which was started to support children with hearing loss and their families, providing them with the necessary environment for growth.
For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .

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