We are a public education organization for sufferers. We launched our first website about Graves’ Disease and Thyroid disease in 2000. is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

The website is a privately held for-profit company (with a not-just-for-profit attitude) operated by VerticalScope Inc.  Every partnership we develop must bring us closer to aligning patient and industry interests. Our end goal is to improve patient care and quality of life.  Funding for is obtained primarily from the sale of advertising space. Our website hosts advertisement banners and sponsored links. Advertisement is distinguished by the word “Advertisement”. Some funding to develop content is provided in the form of an unrestricted educational grant and content which was written under a grant, is labeled as such. Where content of our website has been used with permission, it is cited as such.

Unless otherwise noted, the information presented on the website (not including the forums) is written and edited by our Community Managers, who are authorities on the subject following years of research.

Revenues from advertising and affiliation go directly to funding the activities of Advertising and affiliation do not dictate editorial content. There is no implied endorsement of any sponsored product advertised on/through the website. cannot provide direct medical advice. If you have a thyroid disorder then you should consult a healthcare professional. Our web site is here to share information about Graves’ Disease events, programs and research. We are not able to offer medical, pharmaceutical or nutritional advice. Our highest priority is to raise awareness and to provide support for this illness.

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