COVID-19 Resources

April 24, 2021

Visit us on YouTube to view our new webinar: Graves’ Disease, Thyroid Eye Disease and COVID-19 featuring Dr. Terry Smith and Dr. Don Kikkawa. (Approx. running time is 60 minutes). Stuck at home? Connect with your fellow patients online! We have several formats available for online support, including oneGRAVESvoice (a collaboration between the GDATF, Horizon Therapeutics, and rareLife solutions), the…

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Webinar on the Long-Term Use of Antithyroid Drugs

February 6, 2021

Did you miss our webinar on long-term use of antithyroid medication featuring Dr. Eve Bloomgarden (Northwestern Medicine) and Dr. David Cooper (Johns Hopkins Medicine)? See below to view the program in its entirety on YouTube! Huge thanks to Dr. Bloomgarden and Dr. Cooper for taking time on a Saturday to share their expertise on one of our most requested topics!

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GDATF 2020 Annual Appeal Letter

December 1, 2020

(Originally posted on December 8, 2020) To our valued community members, Wow, what a decade the last year has been! As 2020 kicked off, the future was so bright, we had to wear shades. (Of course, we always sport protective eyewear when heading out into the elements – thanks to light sensitivity from thyroid eye…

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Remembering Dr. Noel Rose

August 6, 2020

(Originally Posted on August 6, 2020) We were saddened to learn that Dr. Noel R. Rose, a pioneer in the field of autoimmunity and a former GDATF Board member, recently passed away at his home in Brookline, MA. His research on Hashimoto’s disease dates back to the 1950s at the University of Buffalo School of…

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Rules for Online Communities

May 14, 2020

Did you know that the GDATF hosts a moderated Facebook group for patients? The group is closed – which means that group posts and comments can only be viewed by members. In order to join the group, visit our Facebook Page. Select “Join Group” – which is typically in the top right-hand corner, but might be in a different spot depending on whether you are connecting via…

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Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw) Receives FDA Approval

January 21, 2020

(Originally posted January 21, 2020 and March 1, 2019) BREAKING NEWS: The FDA has approved Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw) for the treatment of adults with thyroid eye disease. Wiley Chambers, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Transplant and Ophthalmology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research noted, “Today’s approval marks an important milestone for…

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​Statement from the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation (GDATF) on the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush and President George H.W. Bush:

December 3, 2018

First Lady Barbara Bush (Originally Published on April 18, 2018): The staff and Board members of the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDATF) would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of former first lady Barbara Bush, who passed away yesterday at age 92.  Mrs. Bush was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in…

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Wendy Williams Greeting!

August 24, 2018

Talk show host Wendy Williams from The Wendy Williams Show recorded a special greeting to kick off the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation’s 2018 Patient & Family Conference in San Diego, CA! On behalf of the GDATF’s staff and Board – and all of our conference attendees – a million thanks to Wendy and her…

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American Thyroid Association Releases New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Hyperthyroidism

August 19, 2016

Have you asked your endocrinologist about the American Thyroid Association’s new guidelines for the management of hyperthyroidism? “These ATA guidelines, written by an international and multidisciplinary task force, provide a significant update compared to the previous version published in 2011 because they integrate recent studies and developments in practice trends,” says Peter A. Kopp, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid and Associate…

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Graves’ Disease Featured on The Balancing Act

March 9, 2015

***Update:  Please click here to watch the segment!*** Don’t miss The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television® on March 12th & March 19th at 7:30 a.m. for a special segment on Graves’ disease!  The program will feature GDATF Director Dr. Nicole McDonald sharing her daughter’s journey with Graves’ disease as well as Dr. Mark Lupo from the Thyroid…

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