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  • What Are Glands? for Kids


    You've heard of glands, but what are they? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Thyroid Tests for Parents


    Thyroid blood tests check thyroid function and can help doctors diagnose thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

  • Word! Sebaceous Glands for Kids


    Sebaceous glands make oil to keep skin soft and smooth.

  • Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease for Parents


    Hyperthyroidism happens when the thyroid gland sends too much thyroid hormone into the blood. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease.

  • Goiters and Thyroid Nodules for Parents


    An enlarged thyroid gland is a lump that can be felt under the skin at the front of the neck. When it's big enough to see easily, it's called a goiter. A thyroid nodule is a lump or enlarged area in the thyroid gland.

  • Endocrine System for Teens


    The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, metabolism, and sexual function, among other things.

  • Diabetes for Kids


    Diabetes happens when the body doesn't have enough of a hormone called insulin. Find out more in these articles for kids.

  • Endocrine System for Parents


    The glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release affect almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.

  • Blood Test: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) for Parents


    Doctors may order TSH blood tests to diagnose and monitor treatment of a thyroid disorder or evaluate pituitary gland functioning.

  • Glands, Hormones & Diabetes for Kids


    The glands of the endocrine system produce hormones, special chemicals your body needs. Find out more in these articles for kids.