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Events for May 03, 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


----- 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia, 1765
By MaryO

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The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was the firstand only medical school in the thirteen American colonies when, in the fall of 1765, students enrolled for 'anatomical lectures' and a course on 'the theory and practice of physik.' By organizing a medical faculty separate and distinct from the collegiate faculty, Penn's trustees effectivelycreated the first university in North America, though the corporate namecontinued as the College of Philadelphia until 1779. Read more at http://www.archives.upenn.edu/histy/features/schools/med.html


----- Add or update Your Bio
By MaryO

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The Add Your Bio form has been updated so that it no longer requires Flash. Your information will help others. I would like to add that if anyone would like to do something for the Cushing's Awareness Challenge but you don't have (or want to have) a blog, why not consider adding yourbio to the website this month? More info at http://www.cushings-help.com/forms/bio.htm


----- World Asthma Day
By MaryO

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Asthma is a common condition that causes your airways to becomenarrow and swollen. This can make it hard to breathe. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness or pain. Many adults struggle with asthma even though they take medication to treat it. That's why researchers are working to develop medications that may better treat asthma in the future. More info at http://curec.lk/1Y54ths


----- New Testimonial from Crystal
By MaryO

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Thank you Mary O'Conner for your compassion and dedicated personal time for this site. I'm certain you have helped a large number of people. I am blessed to have discovered your site. Thank you for listening andresponding to all inquiries.  From the Cushing's Help message boards at http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/54166-the-heyday-of-these-boards-is-clearly-over/


----- Rachel, Undiagnosed Bio
By MaryO

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Rachel is from Elgin, Illinois.  She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms.  Her symptoms lead her to believe that  she has Cushing’s Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue, or Pheochromocytoma, or maybe a mixture of all 3. She has had these symptoms for around 16 years, Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/04/03/rachel-undiagnosed-bio/


----- Bimonthly Growth Hormone Injections to Replace Daily Injections?
By MaryO

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At the Annual ENDO 2017 meeting in Orlando, FL, Moore et al provided an update on somavaratan, the long acting recombinant human growth hormone being investigated for children and adults with growth hormone deficiency.   Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/04/03/bimonthly-growth-hormone-injections-to-replace-daily-injections/


----- Osilodrostat maintained cortisol control in Cushing’s syndrome
By MaryO

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Osilodrostat, a drug that normalized cortisol in 89% of patients with Cushing’s syndrome who took it during a phase II study, continuedto exert a sustained benefit during a 31-month extension phase. Read moreat https://cushieblog.com/2017/04/05/osilodrostat-maintained-cortisol-control-in-cushings-syndrome/


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