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Events for May 06, 2017

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----- John Desmond Bernal was born in 1901
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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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http://www.cushings-...uitary_Hormones


----- 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


----- Personal Stories - MaryO
By MaryO

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Life changed for me in 1983. At first I noticed I'd stopped having my periods and, of course, I thought I was pregnant. I went to my Gynecologist who had no explanation. Lots of women lose their periods for a variety of reasons so no one thought that this was really significant. Then I got really tired, overly tired. I would take my son to a half hour Choir rehearsal and could not stay awake for the whole time. I would lie down in the back of the van, set an alarm and sleep for the 30 minutes. Readmore at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Personal_Stories_-_MaryO


----- 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/


----- 8 Things You Should Know About Addison's Disease
By MaryO

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Addison's disease refers to an autoimmune disorder in which your body attacks and destroys your adrenal glands.  Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/02/06/8-things-you-should-know-about-addisons-disease/


----- Some Lifestyle Tips for Cushing’s Syndrome
By MaryO

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There are some ideas in the post below and some at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Help_Yourself,_Part_1 (and also parts 2 and 3!) Do you have any other helpful tips for the New Year? Read more at http://wp.me/p3t4Te-Ma


----- Some Lifestyle Tips for Cushing’s Syndrome
By MaryO

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There are some ideas in the post below and some at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Help_Yourself,_Part_1 (and also parts 2 and 3!) Do you have any other helpful tips for the New Year? Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/01/02/some-lifestyle-tips-for-cushings-syndrome/


----- Kathleen (ForegoneLegacy), Pituitary Bio
By MaryO

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(Golden Oldie)  Kathleen (ForegoneLegacy) is from Chambersburg, PA. She had two pituitary tumors removed 8/22/08 and she's still not feeling any better. Over the last 10 years she has been Cushing's, Lyme, lupus, endometriosis, sinus tachycardia, fibromyalgia, arthritis and asthma. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/02/06/kathleen-foregonelegacy-pituitary-bio/


----- New Testimonial from Jayne
By MaryO

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I am hoping that a solution can be found to keep this website open. It has so much knowledge for so many undiagnosed cushies and holds too many memories for me. No where else can I look to find 'In Memory' for all the cushie friends I've met and known for so many years... You have touched so many thousands of peoples lives with this site. Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/testimonial/jayne/


----- A Stunning Woman Reveals The Devastating Secret Behind Her Weight Gain
By MaryO

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Vicki P first noticed she was gaining weight back in October 2015.  She has had two pituitary surgeries since then. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/03/06/a-stunning-woman-reveals-the-devastating-secret-behind-her-weight-gain/


----- Growth Hormone Deficiency Following Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
By MaryO

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Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is considered the main cause of hypopituitarism in adults and growth hormone (“GH”) deficiency is the mostcommon pituitary deficit associated with TBI. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/04/06/growth-hormone-deficiency-following-complicated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury/


----- Myth: YOU are the problem and the reason…
By MaryO

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Myth: YOU are the problem and the reason for your cortisol levels. Having issues with too much or too little cortisol, the stress hormone, means that YOU are stressing too much or are too anxious. “YOU could control your levels if you would JUST calm down!” Read the response at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/06/myth-you-are-the-problem-and-the-reason/


----- J, Pituitary Bio
By MaryO

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J (Gonzo) is from Michigan. She was misdiagnosed several times before 2001. J had an MRI that showed a 2-3 mm micro adenoma on her pituitary and she took Ketoconazole for several years. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/04/01/j-pituitary-bio/


----- New Testimonial from msmuzikblog
By MaryO

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...i’m so thankful for you& your sharing your personal journey along with all the intel, articles, advice, medical breakthroughs, personal experiences anecdotal stories and more as I feel I have an Allie in this battle I’ve just begun & I felt completely alone until now- thanks toyou Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/testimonial/msmuzikblog/


----- South Korea fines Novartis $49M over kickbacks, suspends insurancepayment
By MaryO

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South Korea said on Thursday it has fined Swiss drugmaker Novartis 55.1 billion won ($48.80 million) for offering doctors kickbacks to recommend the company's drugs, and also suspended insurance coverage for some of its drugs. Read more at https://www.mdlinx.com/pulmonology/top-medical-news/article/2017/04/28/7151773?utm_source=in-house&utm_medium=message&utm_campaign=todays-news-ap-april17-pulm


----- Cushing’s appears to begin its cardiovascular effects during childhood
By MaryO

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Children as young as 6 years old with the disorder already may show signs of cardiovascular remodeling, with stiffer aortas and higher aortic pulse-wave velocity than do age-matched controls... Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/05/06/cushings-appears-to-begin-its-cardiovascular-effects-during-childhood/


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