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Events for April 24, 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


----- Cushing's Disease or Syndrome?
By MaryO

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Cushing’s disease is the most common form of endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. It is caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland that secretes excessive amounts of a hormone called Adrenocorticotropic hormone, or ACTH. Fortunately, this type of tumor is typically benign. Unlike a cancerous (malignant) tumor, a benign tumor stays in its original location and will not spread. After you are diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome, it is important that your doctor continues the diagnostic process to determine the cause of hypercortisolism. Read more at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Cushing%27s_Disease_or_Syndrome%3F


----- Day 24, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2016
By MaryO

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In 1986 I was finally diagnosed with Cushing’s after strugglingwith doctors and trying to get them to test for about 5 years. I was going to go into the NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Bethesda, MD for final testing and then-experimental pituitary surgery. I was terrified andsure that I wouldn’t survive the surgery. Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2016/04/24/


----- Day 24: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2017
By MaryO

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I have seen this image several places online and it never ceases to crack me up. Sometimes, we really have strange things going on inside our bodies. Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/24/day-24-cushings-awareness-challenge-2017/


----- Print Your Own Cushing's Brochures
By MaryO

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Robin suggested this at the Pittsburgh Cushing's Dinner. These are the ones I gave out at the dinner and send out with the awareness bracelets. I print them on special tri-fold brochure paper and that works out well. I do update these after each meeting, when I have new pictures, soif you print them out, check back now and then for the latest copy smile.gif Newest version has a Columbus, OH picture Print your own Cushing's brochures at http://www.cushings-help.com/downloads/brochure.pdf


----- Severe Trauma May Damage The Brain as Well as the Psyche
By MaryO

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Cushing's patients also have pronounced memory problems, especially for facts like where a car was parked. 'The hippocampus is essentialfor transferring such facts from short-term to long-term memory,' said Dr. Sapolsky. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/10/24/severe-trauma-may-damage-the-brain-as-well-as-the-psyche/


----- Causes of Cushing’s Syndrome
By MaryO

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Pituitary Tumors, Adrenal Tumors, and Other Cushing’s Syndrome Causes Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/10/02/causes-of-cushings-syndrome/


----- Myth: “You should be all better by now!”
By MaryO

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Fact:  However, in the case of the chronically ill, a different cycle occurs. In the chronically ill, the person loses his normal health. He goes through a period of treatment and sometimes recovers... Read more at  https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/24/myth-you-should-be-all-better-by-now/


----- Dr. Dori Middleman, Pituitary Cushing’s Survivor
By MaryO

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Dr. Dori Middleman is a Psychophamacologist, Certified GestaltPsychotherapist and Cushing’s Patient. She has had both pituitary surgeryand two gamma knife radiosurgeries. Listen at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2008/06/12/dr-dori-middleman-pituitary-cushings-survivor


----- Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 24
By MaryO

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So many people around the word have invisible illnesses, many of those illnesses can be disabling.  For me, it is not one illness alonethat can be disabling. It is the combination of many, and maybe even medication side... Read more at http://www.lifewithcushings.com/2017/04/cushings-awareness-challenge-day-24.html


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