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Events for June 21, 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


----- Support Cushing's Help With Forever Brave Infinity Scarf
By MaryO

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Rare Disease Awareness Scarf  Cushing’s Help and Support – Forever Brave Infinity Scarf $10 from each purchase will be donated to Cushing’s Help and Support Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/04/01/forever-brave-infinity-scarf/


----- Pituitary Dysfunction as a Result of Traumatic Brain Injury
By MaryO

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Unfortunately, problems with the pituitary gland may not always be visible on MRIs or other imaging tests because the pituitary is so small. Endocrinologists who handle hormone therapy frequently are not familiar with brain injuries, and may not make the connection that your brain injury was the cause of the problem. Read more at http://cushieblog.com/2016/12/21/pituitary-dysfunction-as-a-result-of-traumatic-brain-injury


----- Into the brain through the nostrils
By MaryO

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Image-guided (navigation-assisted) endoscopic trans-nasal trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery is what we are about to view being performedin the country (Sri Lanka) only since October this year. For, the 38-year-old patient lying inert on the operating table has a tumour just above her pituitary gland, between the optic nerves and the carotid arteries, making it a difficult operation-site to access. (The pea-size pituitary gland is dubbed the ‘master gland’ as it produces many hormones for the wholebody, while also stimulating other glands to produce other hormones.) Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/12/21/into-the-brain-through-the-nostrils-sri-lanka/


----- Topical Ocular Glucocorticoid Leads to Cushing's Syndrome in 9-Year-Old
By MaryO

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Clinicians should be aware that even extremely low doses of topical ocular steroid therapy can cause iatrogenic Cushing's Syndrome. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/01/21/topical-ocular-glucocorticoid-leads-to-cushings-syndrome-in-9-year-old/


----- Comment added to Raveh I, Adrenal Bio
By MaryO

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It has been two years since your post, and I hope that you arefeeling better... Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2014/10/23/raveh-i-adrenal-bio/


----- Scalp Hair Cortisol Accurate in Cushing's Syndrome Diagnosis
By MaryO

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Scalp hair cortisol measurement is an accurate first-line diagnostic test for Cushing’s syndrome in adults and offers several advantages over other first-line diagnostic procedures, according to findings published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/03/21/scalp-hair-cortisol-accurate-in-cushings-syndrome-diagnosis/


----- Natalie Stokes, Pituitary Bio
By MaryO

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Natalie Stokes, of Saint Agnes Close in Studley, suffers fromCushing’s disease, a condition where the body produces excess steroid hormones. She had her disability benefits withdrawn eight weeks ago. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/04/21/natalie-stokes-pituitary-bio/


----- Exogenous Cushing's syndrome due to a Chinese herbalist’s prescription of ointment containing dexamethasone
By MaryO

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Hydrocortisone substitution and subsequently a reduction schedule were implemented, after which endogenous cortisol production recoveredafter 4 months. Physicians should be aware that unregistered herbal medicine can contain potent drugs such as glucocorticoids. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/04/21/exogenous-cushings-syndrome-due-to-a-chinese-herbalists-prescription-of-ointment-containing-dexamethasone/


----- Interview with Sheryl (sherylr)
By MaryO

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Sheryl talked about what it’s been like living with Addison’s after a BLA – for over 30 years. Read Sheryl’s bio at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/05/21/sheryl-adrenal-patient/ Listen at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2008/08/07/interview-with-ashleigh-marinewife05


----- Cushing's Testing at NIH
By MaryO

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Currently recruiting clinical trials at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/05/21/cushings-testing-at-nih/


----- Kathryn (Kathryn), Pituitary Bio
By MaryO

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(Golden Oldie) Kathryn is from West Yorkshire, England. She had a pituitary adenoma removed and is on replacement of cortisol, thyroxine and soon to be on growth hormone. She was to be having a hip replacement. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2017/05/17/kathryn-kathryn-pituitary-bio/


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