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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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Dallas Cowboys; Texas Lottery Team Up for EPISD Football Clinic


Historic Jones Stadium at El Paso High School will play host to a free football clinic for 300 El Paso ISD student athletes.

At the clinic, Dallas Cowboys Youth Camp Coaches will instruct students on techniques and skills.

Camp Coaches also will be joined by a Dallas Cowboys current player to assist in sharing football insights and other life lessons. The Dallas Cowboys High School Clinic Presented by the Texas Lottery will give both male and female students from each EPISD high school the opportunity to learn both on- and off-the-field lessons.

The clinic will start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at the Jones Stadium of El Paso High School, 800 E. Schuster. There will be three sessions for participants throughout the day and participation is restricted to EPISD students only.

Participation was limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. The clinic is open to current ninth through 11th grade students in EPISD.

• WHAT: Dallas Cowboys High School Clinic – El Paso, TX – Presented by the Texas Lottery.

• WHEN: 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

• WHERE: Historic Jones Stadium at El Paso High school, 800 E. Schuster.

• WHO: Dallas Cowboys Youth Camp Coaches with 300 EPISD students atheltes.

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