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Events for May 16, 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


----- National Biographer's Day
By MaryO

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National Biographer’s Day commemorates the anniversary of the first meeting of Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell in London, England on May 16, 1763, and honors all biographers. A biography is a written account of another person’s life. Read more at http://www.maryo.co/who-knew/


----- A New Cushie added to the Cushing's World Map
By MaryO

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  Add your location and diagnosis to our Cushing's World Map. Helpful Doctor locations are being added to this map, as well See the Map at http://www.zeemaps.com/pub?group=342449&legend=1&locate=1&add=1


----- Cushing's World Map
By MaryO

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  Add your location and diagnosis to our Cushing's World Map. Helpful Doctor locations are being added to this map, as well See the Map at http://www.zeemaps.com/pub?group=342449&legend=1&locate=1&add=1


----- Help Yourself, Part 3
By MaryO

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Good general info for anyone, no matter what symptoms or disease you may have. Read more at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Help_Yourself,_Part_3


----- Recruitment for Cushing's Syndrome Clinical Study
By MaryO

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This trial is testing the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug for the treatment of Cushing's Syndrome. Under the supervision of qualified physicians, cortisol levels and symptoms of Cushing’sSyndrome will be closely followed along with any signs of side effects. Learn more at http://curec.lk/1X0J6kT  


----- Interview with Terry G, pituitary patient
By MaryO

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Terry (Terry) is a long time pituitary Cushing’s survivor. Terry had a pituitary surgery (in LA) in October of 2003 which did not cure her Cushing’s Disease. Then, Dec 13th, 2003 she had her BLA in a Wisconsinhospital. She also had an infection in her sphenoid sinus. It originated at the site of her pituitary surgery from October 2003. She had to be on alot of antibiotics and narcotic pain relievers. In Sept 2005 the surgeon remove the infection from one area, making another area clear….. Listen at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2008/04/17/interview-with-terry-g-pituitary-patient


----- Myth: UFC’s are the Gold Standard for Cushing’s testing
By MaryO

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Fact: UFC stands for Urinary Free Cortisol. In layman’s terms this test assesses cortisol by collecting urine for 24 hours. It was once thought that this was the gold standard and the end all and be all in termsof assessing Cushing’s in a patient. What we now know is that this is notnecessarily true... Read more at https://cushieblogge...hings-testing/ 


----- Comment added to Rachel, Undiagnosed Bio
By MaryO

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...The MRI was of the pituitary gland, which there was no growth on it at all. The glucose tests were the 5 hour and an 8 hour one, andthe insulin levels were checked with them. With all these tests, nothingabnormal showed up. I guess you can see why doctors would give up on me... Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/04/03/rachel-undiagnosed-bio/


----- Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Cushing’s Syndrome
By MaryO

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More than a century ago, Harvey Cushing introduced the term “pluriglandular syndrome” to describe a disorder characterized by rapid development of central obesity, arterial hypertension, proximal muscle weakness, diabetes mellitus, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, thin skin, and ecchymoses. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/04/18/diagnosis-and-differential-diagnosis-of-cushings-syndrome/


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