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Many members have worked hard to establish April 8 (Dr. Harvey Cushing's Birthday) as Cushing's Awareness Day. This area includes several threads such as: about the proclamation, itself; what you can do to promote that day; list of people to contact before the 8th; and other helpful info.
We all need a break every now and then from talking about testing, symptoms and surgery. We can use this area to post humor, funny stories, recipes, just chatter...anything that will take our minds of medical troubles and lighten our days
Updated: Is Your Doctor Being Paid to Prescribe Korlym?
Top Doctors and Hospitals Receiving Payments From Corcept, makers of Korlym
Read more at http://cushings.invisionzone.com/topic/54309-is-your-doctor-being-paid-to-prescribe-korlym/
Cushing's Syndrome Eludes Treatment Paradigm or Standard Approach to Care
Results of two systematic reviews indicate that while surgery is the preferred treatment, many patients present with contraindications without an accepted management paradigm leaving clinicians to follow a patient-centric approach to care.
Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2018/07/07/cushings-syndrome-eludes-treatment-paradigm-or-standard-approach-to-care/
In Memoriam: Kassey Whiterock
Kassey passed away on June 30, 2016. Her sister said she died in her sleep. She was in the hospital due to a crisis on June 21st.
Kassey was only 20 years old.
Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2016/07/07/in-memory-of-kassey-whiterock-june-30-2016/
Measuring TSH Levels Could Improve Diagnosis for Cushing’s Syndrome
Measuring the variation in thyroid stimulating hormone blood levels between midnight and morning may be better for diagnosing Cushing’s syndrome than current approaches, a study suggests.
Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2018/06/30/measuring-tsh-levels-could-improve-diagnosis-for-cushings-syndrome/
Comment added to Diana B (Diana Brown), Undiagnosed Bio
My symptoms are almost identical to yours, but I have yet to have any cortisol testing done (I have doctors appointments coming up that I will ask about having the tests done).
Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2014/04/25/diana-b-diana-brown-undiagnosed-bio/comment-page-1/#comment-25835