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In a patient with acromegaly, he or she has formed a tumor from hormone-producing cells, producing too much growth hormones and driving the liver to produce IGF1 — and together, growth hormone and IGF1 cause metabolic changes in the patients as well as enlargement of the hands, the feet, the skeletal system, cartilage, and all of the body organs.

If diagnosed and managed early, the long-term comorbidities and possible increased risk for premature death can be reduced; however, the symptoms and signs often escape detection because of the nature of the illness. We’ll hear from one patient who suffered for 12 years before being diagnosed and started Acromegaly Community to support other patients, as well as Dr. Blevins from UCSF who specializes in acromegaly.

Hearing loss is a serious health issue. Phonak provides the world’s most innovative hearing solutions for virtually every degree of hearing loss, regardless of age, lifestyle, or cosmetic preference of the user.

You may not consider your digestive system when you think about your overall well-being — but that's where good health and proper nutrition begins. For 80 years, people around the world have been making Yakult a part of their daily diet.

Acute hepatic porphyria, or AHP, refers to a family of rare, genetic diseases characterized by potentially life-threatening attacks and, for some people, chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms that negatively impact everyday life.

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