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Events for May 08, 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


----- 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


----- Happy Mother's Day!
By MaryO

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More info at http://www.maryo.co/happy-mothers-day-2/


----- 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/


----- 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/


----- 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/


----- Mary OConnor (MaryO) second interview with Robin Smith (staticnrg)
By MaryO

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Robin had Cushing's for over 20 years, at least. Of course, no one figured it out or even put two and two together until her new PCP whom she found in 2004 said 'endocrine'. She didn't figure it out, either,but at least Robin had a piece of the puzzle and she found cushings-help.com. Robin immediately went into denial and left for several months until she got so sick she knew she had to have help. She had originally sought this PCP because she had been going to all sorts of doctors. Read more at https://cushieblogger.com/2017/04/10/mary-oconnor-maryo-second-interview-with-robin-smith-staticnrg/


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