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Events for April 21, 2017

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

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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

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$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

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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

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$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


----- Webinar: Managing Menopause Matters
By MaryO

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Learn from Wen Shen, M.D., director of the Menopause Consultation Clinic, about menopause symptoms and the latest treatment options. Read more at https://maryomedical.com/2017/02/25/managing-menopause-matters/


----- In Memory of Natalie
By MaryO

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April 21, 2008  Natalie had a BLA in March, 2008. She died April 21, 2008. Read Natalie's bio at https://cushingsbios.com/2015/04/21/in-memory-of-natalie-april-21-2008/


----- Day 21, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2016
By MaryO

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The image above is from our first local meeting, here in Northern VA – note the 6 Cushing St. sign behind us. Natalie was the Cushie in the middle. Today is the anniversary of Natalie’s death. Last month was the anniversary of Sue’s death. I wrote about Janice earlier. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/04/21/day-21-cushings-awareness-challenge-2016/


----- Support Cushing's Help With Forever Brave Infinity Scarf
By MaryO

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Rare Disease Awareness Scarf  Cushing’s Help and Support – Forever Brave Infinity Scarf $10 from each purchase will be donated to Cushing’s Help and Support Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/04/01/forever-brave-infinity-scarf/


----- Pituitary Dysfunction as a Result of Traumatic Brain Injury
By MaryO

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Unfortunately, problems with the pituitary gland may not always be visible on MRIs or other imaging tests because the pituitary is so small. Endocrinologists who handle hormone therapy frequently are not familiar with brain injuries, and may not make the connection that your brain injury was the cause of the problem. Read more at http://cushieblog.com/2016/12/21/pituitary-dysfunction-as-a-result-of-traumatic-brain-injury


----- Into the brain through the nostrils
By MaryO

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Image-guided (navigation-assisted) endoscopic trans-nasal trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery is what we are about to view being performedin the country (Sri Lanka) only since October this year. For, the 38-year-old patient lying inert on the operating table has a tumour just above her pituitary gland, between the optic nerves and the carotid arteries, making it a difficult operation-site to access. (The pea-size pituitary gland is dubbed the ‘master gland’ as it produces many hormones for the wholebody, while also stimulating other glands to produce other hormones.) Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/12/21/into-the-brain-through-the-nostrils-sri-lanka/


----- Topical Ocular Glucocorticoid Leads to Cushing's Syndrome in 9-Year-Old
By MaryO

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Clinicians should be aware that even extremely low doses of topical ocular steroid therapy can cause iatrogenic Cushing's Syndrome. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/01/21/topical-ocular-glucocorticoid-leads-to-cushings-syndrome-in-9-year-old/


----- Comment added to Raveh I, Adrenal Bio
By MaryO

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It has been two years since your post, and I hope that you arefeeling better... Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2014/10/23/raveh-i-adrenal-bio/


----- Scalp Hair Cortisol Accurate in Cushing's Syndrome Diagnosis
By MaryO

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Scalp hair cortisol measurement is an accurate first-line diagnostic test for Cushing’s syndrome in adults and offers several advantages over other first-line diagnostic procedures, according to findings published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/03/21/scalp-hair-cortisol-accurate-in-cushings-syndrome-diagnosis/


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