Jump to content



Welcome to the Cushing's Help Boards

Welcome to the Cushing's Help Boards. Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Don't worry - this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup.

Be a part of the Cushing's Help Boards by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Search for past information from more than 10,000 members
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Get a free blog and photo gallery
  • Customize your experience here
  • And much more...
Please join us!
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Events for March 08, 2017

in Cushie Calendar

  • No permission to add events

----- John Desmond Bernal was born in 1901
By MaryO

Permalink
(1901) One of the UK’s most well-known and controversial scientists, John Desmond Bernal, was born. He worked and published extensivelyon many science topics, including vitamin D, vitamin B, cholesterol, and the origin of life.


----- The MAGIC Foundation’s Annual Adult Convention
By MaryO

Permalink
Lots of Cushies go to this meeting.  Dr. Theodore Friedman (Dr.F) will be one of the speakers. More information at http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/54062-the-magic-foundation%E2%80%99s-annual-adult-convention/


----- Bravelets! 25% off the Amelia Bracelet through 7/24. Code: AMELIA25.
By MaryO

Permalink
$10 from every item sold on this page will be donated to help raise awareness for Cushing’s Disease through the work of the Cushings Helpfamily of websites. For over 16 years we have provided information, support, RSS feeds, news, and education for people with Cushing's or other endocrine problems, their friends and families. Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of cortisol. Read more at https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/cushing-s-help-and-support


----- Invisible Illness Awareness Week
By MaryO

Permalink
This week (September 26 – October 2) is Invisible Illness Awareness Week. Invisible illness is all around us. More than likely, you knowsomeone who is battling a battle every day. Help raise awareness for invisible illnesses by starting conversations. The more you talk about it, the more awareness can take place. The more awareness that takes place, thebetter our chances of finding a cure and coming to a better understandingof the needs of patients who feel alone in their battles.


----- Bravelets Sale through 10/3
By MaryO

Permalink
$10 from every item sold on this page will be donated to help raise awareness for Cushing’s Disease through the work of the Cushings Helpfamily of websites. For nearly 16 years we have provided information, support, RSS feeds, news, and education for people with Cushing's or other endocrine problems, their friends and families. Cushing's syndrome is ahormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of cortisol. View all the items here: https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/cushing-s-help-and-support


----- Advances in the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors Webinar
By MaryO

Permalink
Log in to Johns Hopkins’ director of pediatric neurosurgery Alan Cohen on Tuesday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET for a free online seminar to learn more about the latest surgical treatment options for pediatricbrain tumors, including minimally invasive techniques.   Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/02/25/advances-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-brain-tumors-webinar/


----- Edward Calvin Kendall was born in 1886
By MaryO

Permalink
(1886) American chemist Edward Calvin Kendall was born. He shared the 1950 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on the hormones of the adrenal glands and their structure and function.


----- High cortisol: Symptoms and signs
By MaryO

Permalink
There are two main causes of high cortisol: Chronic stress and more rarely, Cushing’s disease. Cushing’s disease is caused by a hormone-secreting tumor on the adrenal gland which results in the release more cortisol than required. Living with chronic stress also leads to high cortisol because the release of cortisol is a natural response from the body whenit is stressed. The hypothalamic–pituitary-adrenal [HPA] axis is what regulates the timely release of cortisol during acute stress, but when stress becomes chronic the feedback from the HPA becomes damaged and so cortisol continues to be released.   Read more at http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/54177-high-cortisol-symptoms-and-signs/


----- Diagnosis and Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas
By MaryO

Permalink
The primary treatment of Cushing disease (hypercortisolism due to ACTH-producing adenomas, which is the cause in approximately 65% of the cases of hypercortisolism) is adenoma resection and medical therapies including ketoconazole, mifepristone, and pasireotide. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/02/08/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pituitary-adenomas/


----- Time to Sign Up for the Cushing's Awareness Challenge 2017
By MaryO

Permalink
Since April 8 is Cushing’s Awareness Day, several people got their heads together to create the Sixth Annual Cushing’s Awareness Blogging Challenge.   All you have to do is blog about something Cushing’s related for the 30 days of April.   More info at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/03/08/time-to-sign-up-for-the-cushings-awareness-challenge-2017/


----- Time to Sign Up for the Cushing's Awareness Challenge 2017
By MaryO

Permalink
Since April 8 is Cushing’s Awareness Day, several people got their heads together to create the Sixth Annual Cushing’s Awareness Blogging Challenge.   All you have to do is blog about something Cushing’s related for the 30 days of April.   More info at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/03/08/time-to-sign-up-for-the-cushings-awareness-challenge-2017/


----- Time to Sign Up for the Cushing's Awareness Challenge 2017
By MaryO

Permalink
Since April 8 is Cushing’s Awareness Day, several people got their heads together to create the Sixth Annual Cushing’s Awareness Blogging Challenge.   All you have to do is blog about something Cushing’s related for the 30 days of April.   More info at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/03/08/time-to-sign-up-for-the-cushings-awareness-challenge-2017/


----- Jules, Pituitary Bio
By MaryO

Permalink
(Golden Oldie) Jules (Jules) is from Broussard, Louisiana. Shehad a duodenal ulcer at age 10 and was been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. An MRI revealed a pituitary tumor. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/02/08/jules-pituitary-bio/


8
March 2017

Celebrating Today


(51) miszieanne
(57) kimmy