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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
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UTEP Volleyball Set To Host Spring Tournament



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The UTEP volleyball team will play host to a spring volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 25. The five-team tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at Memorial Gym. 


UTEP will play in a round-robin tourney that will bring NM State, New Mexico Military Institute, Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico.


The Miners will begin the day with a 9 a.m. meeting with Eastern Arizona followed by a 10 a.m. showing with NMMI, both on court one. The Miners will then move to court two at 11 a.m. to face off against I-10 rival NM State. 


UTEP will have a bye at noon before closing out the tourney at 1 p.m. against Western New Mexico on court two. 


Admission is free and open to the public. 


2017 UTEP Spring Volleyball Tournament


Teams: UTEP, NM State, NMMI, Eastern Arizona, Western New Mexico


Round one (9 a.m.) match schedule:


Court one- UTEP vs Eastern Arizona


Court two- NM State vs NMMI


Bye: Western New Mexico


Round two (10 a.m.) match schedule:


Court one- NMMI vs UTEP


Court two- Eastern Arizona vs Western New Mexico


Bye: NM State


Round three (11 a.m.) match schedule:


Court one- Western New Mexico vs NMMI


Court two- UTEP vs NM State 


Bye: Eastern Arizona


Round four (noon) match schedule:


Court one- NM State vs Western New Mexico


Court two- NMMI vs Eastern Arizona


Bye: UTEP


Round five (1 p.m.) match schedule: 


Court one- Eastern Arizona vs NM State


Court two – Western New Mexico vs UTEP


Bye: NMMI

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