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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
In Memory: Barbara “Cookie” Rothenberg
My family and I met Cookie at the UVA Cushings Conference Fall 2002. She was so helpful and caring. She told my father, sister, and I her “Cushings Story.” She was so, well, there is no better word to describe her, “bubbly.” She was so happy to be there, teaching, learning, and helping with CUSH. She left an impression on my family and I. She had such a great personality. She was one of the very first “Cushies” I met…and she made me re-think my attitude about being sick. She was going through so much, yet she had such a wonderful attitude towards it all. She was amazing!
Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2015/10/11/in-memory-barbara-cookie-rothenberg-oct-11-2003/
Adrenal Venous Sampling Helps Surgical Decisions in Type of Cushing’s
Cushing’s syndrome patients with tumors on both adrenal glands — which sit on top of the kidneys — could undergo adrenal venous sampling, a procedure where blood samples are taken from both adrenal glands to determine which tumors to remove, researchers suggest.
Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2018/10/02/adrenal-venous-sampling-helps-surgical-decisions-in-type-of-cushings/
In Memory of Lenise Petersen
Lenise passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at 23 years old, just after her surgery.
Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2015/10/02/in-memory-of-lenise-petersen-october-2-2002/
The Boards turn 18 Today!
Today is the birthday, or anniversary, of the boards starting September 30, 2000 (The rest of the site started earlier that year in July 21, 2000)
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