Daymond John's Thyroid Cancer Neck-Check

The Shark Tank star and thyroid cancer survivor's at-home thyroid check will help you decide if you should see your doctor.

Despite being small in size, your thyroid plays a big role in regulating your body's most important functions. The butterfly-shaped gland beneath the Adam's apple manages your body's metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and breathing, but issues arise when it produces too much or too little of the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. When your thyroid doesn't produce enough of the hormones, called hypothyroidism, it could signal an autoimmune problem that can increase your risk for thyroid cancer. And while only a small percentage of people who suffer from hypothyroidism actually get cancer, Shark Tank star and thyroid cancer survivor Daymond John believes it's better to be cautious. If you're unsure if you should consult your physician about your thyroid, print out and try John's at-home thyroid check. If you feel something suspicious or you want to learn more, contact your primary care physician. 


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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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