Kamiah A. Walker

Medical Writer
Glen Ellyn, IL

About Kamiah A. Walker

Kamiah gets a kick out of grammar and proofreading, and she enjoys the challenge of taking a complex idea—like thryoid hormone replacement therapy—and making it understandable to people who don't have an MD after their name.

She's a published author of travel stories, poetry, and various essays, in addition to being an avid runner and reader.

Articles Written by Kamiah A. Walker

4 Tips for Eating Well with High Cholesterol
Eating heart healthy (and diabetes healthy) doesn't mean you're stuck with a dull diet. Get 4 tips on how to eat well to help lower your cholesterol.
High Cholesterol Risk Factors
Are you at risk of developing high cholesterol and heart disease? Review our checklist of high cholesterol risk factors to see if you should be concerned.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Treatments
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Diabetic Hyperlipidemia: High Cholesterol When You Have Diabetes
Diabetic hyperlipidemia is high cholesterol when you have diabetes, and it can harm your heart. Article covers basics of diabetic hyperlipidemia, including how to treat it.
Independent Predictive Factor of Malignancy in Thyroid Follicular Neoplasms
In an effort to reduce the number of thyroidectomies done to diagnose malignancy of a follicular neoplasm of the thyroid gland, researchers looked at independent predictive factors.
Rate of Inadequate Sampling in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is used to determine if a thyroid nodule is cancerous, but inadequate samples are reported in 1% to 20% of the thyroid biopsies done. Learn more in this article.
Is Exophthalmos Reduction Predictable in Graves’ Disease?
Exophthalmos can occur in Graves’ disease, and it is possible to use decompression techniques to reduce it.
Long-term Monitoring for Recurrent or Persistent Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Research presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association notes an effective way to monitor differentiated thyroid cancer for recurrence.
Iodine Intake During Pregnancy: Effect of Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function
A study from Japan examined the effect of iodine intake on maternal and neonatal thyroid function in an iodine-sufficient area.
Effectiveness of 131-I Therapy in Graves’ Disease Patients
A study out of China looked at the effectiveness of radioactive iodine therapy (131-I) in patients with Graves’ disease. Article provides basics of this thyroid research.
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Caused by Leveothyroxine Use Can Increase Fracture Risk
Levothyroxine use can cause subclinical hyperthyroidism. See if that can increase fracture risk in elderly patients. Article covers results and analysis of a thyroid study.
PubMed Review of Ectopic Cervical Thyroid Cancer Cases: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but a study looked at the PubMed database for ectopic thyroid cancer articles from 1960 to 2011.
Preferred Surgical Approach for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules
In evaluating thyroid nodules, fine needle aspiration biopsy is the critical initial diagnostic test. If the results are indeterminate, thyroid surgery is often undertaken.
Development of Growth Hormone Deficiency after Definitive Treatment for Acromegaly
Body composition and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk are affected by both growth hormone excess and growth hormone deficiency (GHD). While that is a known fact, it’s unknown how developing growth hormone deficiency after being treated for acromegaly affects body composition and cardiovascular risks. A study published in 2012 examined this.
Aggressive Pituitary Tumor Therapies
An article published in the Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy journal reviewed treatments of aggressive pituitary tumors. Reviewed surgery, pharmacotherapies, and radiotherapy.

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