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Tracking one’s own health care can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. In this episode, Dr. Vedrana Högqvist Tabor shares her own journey of being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, and how her experience as a patient led her to develop the app, BOOST Thyroid. Dr. Högqvist Tabor overviews what Hashimoto’s disease is, how it can affect the body, and why it is important for patients to be able to accurately track and manage their symptoms. Dr. Högqvist Tabor’s background as a cancer medical researcher led her to quickly discover the limited peer-reviewed research on Hashimoto’s disease, as well as the need for a digital platform to disseminate information to patients and help them manage their disease.

In this episode, Dr. Högqvist Tabor shares how BOOST Thyroid can empower patients to take thyroid health into their own hands, including keeping records of their lab values, symptoms over time, and staying up-to-date on current thyroid research. To contribute to the research on underactive thyroids and Hashimoto’s, Dr. Högqvist Tabor collaborates with research institutions such as the University of Oxford, Charité in Germany, and Northeastern. Tune in to hear how Dr. Högqvist Tabor’s app has the potential to change how patients manage their own health and communicate with their doctors, shifting the approach from reactive medicine to preventative medicine.

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