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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.

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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.

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UTEP Men’s Golf Finishes Lone Star Invite in Fourth Place



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SAN ANTONIO, Texas- Behind strong play, led by senior Frederik Dreier, sophomore Aaron Terrazas and junior Charles Corner, the UTEP men’s golf team finished the Lone Star Invitational in fourth place.

The Miners, who were in a tie for second place after two rounds, shot a season-low 22-under 842 (277-280-285). Oklahoma ran away with the Lone Star title after setting the tournament’s team scoring record with a 40-under 824 (278-279-267).


Dreier and Terrazas stayed at the top of the Miners’ card and were part of a five-way tie for sixth place with 7-under 209. Dreier shot rounds of 66-70-73 and recorded 37 pars while Terrazas fired 71-71-67, including 15 birdies.


Corner, who tallied 14 birdies, was one stroke behind his teammates with 6-under 210 (71-68-71), finishing in a share of 11th. Andreas Sorensen ended the invite in a tie for 37th with a even-par 216 (69-71-76) showing.


Prescott Mann finished out the Miners’ scorecard in 68th after shooting 10-over 226 (76-76-74). Due to injury, Nicklas Pihl withdrew from the tournament.


The Miners will play in their last event of the regular season April 8-9 at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif. Live stats will be available via golfstat.com.







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