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Welcome to the Show
Well good day and welcome to this week's episode of the Nursing Show. I'm your host Jamie Davis and I'd like to welcome all of you to this week's program. In the news this week I'll be looking at one Delaware hospital's move to become a no-lift facility and in this week's tip of the week I'll follow up with the beginning of a two part series on thyroid disorders starting with Hyperthyroidism. That's right after this week's nursing news items.

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Increased ED Use by Autistic Children (http://www.emsworld.com/news/10836996/study-examines-use-of-ed-by-autistic-children)

Hospitals Transition to No-Lift (http://news.nurse.com/article/20121203/PA02/312030047)

iPhone Heart Monitor Case (http://www.medgadget.com/2012/12/alivecor-iphone-ecg-receives-fda-clearance.html)

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Tip of the Week - Hyperthyroidism Nursing Review
Time for this week's tip of the week. I'm going to review Hyperthyroidism in this episode as part one of a two part series on Thyroid Disorders. We'll look at Hypothyroidism in next week's episode. So let's get in to this week's segment on Hyperthyroidism.

The thyroid gland is an important organ of the endocrine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/n/pmh_adam/A002351/) system. It is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box. The gland produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which control the way every cell in the body uses energy. This process is called metabolism (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/n/pmh_adam/A002257/).

NIH Medline on Hyperthyroidism (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001396/)

WebMD on Hyperthyroidism