autoimmune diseases en Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease <p>You’ve heard of the thyroid, but how much do you really know about it?&nbsp;</p><p>This week on "Take Care,"&nbsp; Dr. David Cooper explains the functions of the thyroid and the various diseases that it can harbor.&nbsp; Cooper is the director of the Thyroid Clinic and professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Cooper.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56819 at Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease Area congresswoman focuses on autoimmune diseases <p>Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) introduced legislation in Congress this week that puts the spotlight on autoimmune diseases. The Syracuse area congresswoman has a personal reason for wanting to boost awareness of these illnesses that range from multiple sclerosis to rheumatoid arthritis.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:49:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 24640 at