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Events for June 03, 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
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


----- 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


----- In Memory: Thomas F. Zachman
By MaryO

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Thomas “Tommy” F. Zachman, of Windsor, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died suddenly and unexpectedly at University Hospital in Denver on June 3, 2010, complications of Cushing’s Syndrome. Read more at https://cushingsbios.com/2015/06/03/in-memory-thomas-f-zachman-1950-2010-2/


----- 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


----- 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/


----- 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/


----- 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


----- Corcept Therapeutics Announces Presentations on Mifepristone for the Treatment of Patients with Hypercortisolism
By MaryO

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'There is growing awareness that even less severe degrees of hypercortisolism are harmful,' said Joseph K. Belanoff, M.D., Corcept's Chief Executive Officer. 'As a result, physicians are increasingly screening patients whose metabolic and cardiovascular symptoms have not respondedto conventional therapy and finding cases of previously undetected Cushing's syndrome.' Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/05/06/corcept-therapeutics-announces-presentations-on-mifepristone-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hypercortisolism/


----- Primary Adrenal Insufficiency (PAI)
By MaryO

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Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) in children is an uncommon, but potentially fatal. The current symptoms include weakness, fatigue,anorexia, abdominal pain, weight loss, orthostatic hypotension, salt craving and characterized by hyperpigmentation. Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2017/05/06/primary-adrenal-insufficiency-pai/


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