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Events for April 08, 2017

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

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(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
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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


----- Pituitary Hormones
By MaryO

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----- Cushing's Glossary
By MaryO

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Getting a diagnosis and dealing with tests can be a very tryingtime. Here are some words you'll want to know. Find them at http://www.cushings-help.com/definitions.htm


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

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It’s Here!


Dr. Cushing was born in Cleveland Ohio. The fourth generation in his family to become a physician, he showed great promise at Harvard Medical School and in his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital (1896 to 1900), where he learned cerebral surgery under William S. Halsted.

After studying a year in Europe, he introduced the blood pressure sphygmomanometer to the U.S.A. He began a surgical practice in Baltimore while teaching at Johns Hopkins Hospital (1901 to 1911), and gained a national reputation for operations such as the removal of brain tumors. From 1912 until 1932 he was a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and surgeon in chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, with time off during World War I to perform surgery for the U.S. forces in France; out of this experience came his major paper on wartime brain injuries (1918). In addition to his pioneering work in performing and teaching brain surgery, he was the reigning expert on the pituitary gland since his 1912 publication on the subject; later he discovered the condition of the pituitary now known as “Cushing’s disease“.

Today, April 8th, is Cushing’s Awareness Day. Please wear your Cushing’s ribbons, t-shirts, awareness bracelets or Cushing’s colors (blue and yellow) and hand out Robin’s wonderful Awareness Cards to get a discussion going with anyone who will listen.

And don’t just raise awareness on April 8. Any day is a good day to raise awareness.

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----- Dr Harvey Cushing's Birthday
By MaryO

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Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) is considered to be the father of modern neurological surgery. In the early part of the 20th century, he developed basic techniques and instruments for operating on the brain and, asa result, founded the discipline as a distinct surgical speciality. Before Cushing began his career, brain tumours were considered to be inoperable, and the mortality rate for any surgical procedure which involved opening the skull was around 90%. Early in his career, Cushing dramatically reduced the mortality rate for neurosurgery to less than 10%, and by the time of his retirement in 1937, he had successfully removed more than 2,000 tumours. Read more at http://cushieblogger.com/2016/04/08/harvey-cushing-the-father-of-modern-neurosurgery/


----- Day 8, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2016
By MaryO

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Today, April 8th, is Cushing’s Awareness Day. Please wear your Cushing’s ribbons, t-shirts, awareness bracelets or Cushing’s colors (blue and yellow) and hand out Robin’s wonderful Awareness Cards to get a discussion going with anyone who will listen. And don’t just raise awareness on April 8. Any day is a good day to raise awareness. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/04/08/day-8-cushings-awareness-challenge-2016/


----- Day 8, Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2017
By MaryO

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Today, April 8th, is Cushing’s Awareness Day. Please wear your Cushing’s ribbons, t-shirts, awareness bracelets or Cushing’s colors (blue and yellow) and hand out Robin’s wonderful Awareness Cards to get a discussion going with anyone who will listen. And don’t just raise awareness on April 8. Any day is a good day to raise awareness. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/04/08/day-8-cushings-awareness-challenge-2016/


----- The Pituitary Gland: Small But Mighty
By MaryO

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Not only does the pituitary make its own hormones, but it alsotriggers hormone production in other glands. The pituitary is aided in its job by the hypothalamus. This part of the brain is situated above the pituitary, and sends messages to the gland on when to release or stimulate production of necessary hormones. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/12/31/the-pituitary-gland-small-but-mighty/


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

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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

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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/


----- Jules, Pituitary Bio
By MaryO

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(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/


----- Day 1: Blogging with the Cushies, featuring Alicia and The EPIC Foundation
By MaryO

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Have you checked out The Epic Foundation? I encourage you to doso. Cushie comrade Karen has dreamed of starting this non-profit to help Cushing's patients and others with invisible diseases. In 2017, Karen debuted EPIC.  Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/02/day-1-blogging-with-the-cushies-featuring-alicia-and-the-epic-foundation/


----- Cushing's Awareness Blogging Challenge
By MaryO

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I remember the moment I realized something wasn't right.  My mom was taking me to the mall, because none of my jeans fit me anymore.  She was talking about how she wished I would try to lose weight, because she has been overweight most of her life, and didn't want that for me.  But, I needed pants to wear to school, so I bought another size up.  I remember thinking, nothing has changed.  I didn't eat more, or less, I hadn't stopped any activities.  Maybe this was just my metabolism slowing down.  Read more at http://www.lifewithcushings.com/


----- Myth: Cushing’s Syndrome/Disease can be healed or cured through change in diet or exercise.
By MaryO

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Fact: NO! Caloric intake or lack of exercise has NO impact on weight gain and/ or loss in persons with Cushing’s... Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/08/myth-cushings-syndromedisease-can-be-healed-or-cured/


----- SPECIAL Cushing’s Awareness Day Voice Chat!
By MaryO

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Listen as Jayne Kerns and Robin Smith (staticnrg) hosted a Cushing’s Awareness Day Special Chat Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/08/special-cushings-awareness-day-voice-chat/


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April 2017

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