❣️ Happy 20th Birthday Cushing’s Help!

It’s unbelievable but the idea for Cushing’s Help and Support arrived 20 years ago late last night. I was talking with my dear friend Alice, who ran a wonderful menopause site called Power Surge, wondering why there weren’t many support groups online (OR off!) for Cushing’s and I wondered if I could start one myself and we decided that I could.

Thanks to a now-defunct Microsoft program called FrontPage, the first one-page “website” (http://www.cushings-help.com) first went “live” July 21, 2000 and the message boards September 30, 2000.

All our Cushing’s-related sites:

 

❣️ We Are Nearly 20!

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It’s unbelievable but the idea for Cushing’s Help and Support arrived 20 years ago tonight.  That’s a long time for anything online.

I was talking with my dear friend Alice, who ran a wonderful menopause site called Power Surge, wondering why there weren’t many support groups online (OR off!) for Cushing’s and I wondered if I could start one myself and we decided that I could.

The first website (http://www.cushings-help.com) first went “live” July 21, 2000 and the message boards September 30, 2000. Hopefully, with these sites, I’m making some helpful differences in someone else’s life!

The message boards are still active and we have a Cushing’s Awareness Day Forum, podcasts, phone support and much more.

Whenever one of the members of the boards gets into NIH, I try to go to visit them there. Other board members participate in the “Cushie Helper” program where they support others with one-on-one support, doctor/hospital visits, transportation issues and more.

Of course, we now have a Facebook page and 2 groups.  Both are secret, so if you want to join, please email or PM me for an invitation.

Other sites in the Cushing’s Help “Family”

 

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📞 Webinar: Growth Hormone Deficiency, PCOS or Cushing’s: How do You Tell Them Apart?

Dr. Theodore Friedman (The Wiz) will host a webinar on Growth Hormone Deficiency, PCOS or Cushing’s: How do You Tell Them Apart?

Dr. Friedman will discuss topics including:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Testing for Cushing’s
  • Signs and Symptoms of Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Testing for Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Signs and Symptoms of PCOS
  • Testing for PCOS
  • How do you tell them apart?

Sunday • August 2 • 6 PM PDT
Click here on start your meeting or
https://axisconciergemeetings.webex.com/axisconciergemeetings/j.php?MTID=m4eda0c468071bd2daf33e6189aca3489
OR
Join by phone: (855) 797-9485

Meeting Number (Access Code): 133 727 0164 Your phone/computer will be muted on entry.
Slides will be available on the day of the talk here
There will be plenty of time for questions using the chat button. Meeting Password: pcos
For more information, email us at mail@goodhormonehealth.com

👥 Memorial Sloan Kettering 2020 Update on the Treatment of Pituitary Tumors

 

This event has been postponed to Dec. 5, 2020

You are Cordially Invited!

The PNA is pleased to announce our participation in this event!

Saturday, December 5, 2020
8:30am – 4:30pm
Zuckerman Research Center
417 E. 68th St. New York, NY
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Target Audience

This course is intended for endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, neuro-oncologists, family medicine and internal medicine physicians, physicians in training and other allied health professionals who treat and manage patients with pituitary diseases. We also invite patients with pituitary disease and their caregivers to attend this educational activity and participate in our interactive afternoon breakout sessions. 

Overall this course aims to improve patient care and outcomes through evidence-based discussion of clinical practice guidelines and emerging therapies. Our goal is to assess and update current practices to promote earlier diagnosis and treatment of pituitary diseases. The multidisciplinary nature of the course will allow for the dissemination of knowledge across the variety of practitioners caring for pituitary patients, and for the patients themselves.

Pituitary patients will be able to review treatment options, learn about ongoing clinical trials, and discuss their comprehensive care with providers and other patients. The educational objective of this patient session is to provide a forum for pituitary patients to discuss treatment options and new therapies with providers and other patients.

Patients with pituitary disease and their caregivers are invited to attend this educational activity FREE of charge. If you are a patient or caregiver interested in attending, please email cme@mskcc.org to register (registration is required in order to attend).

Medical Professionals who wish to attend must register online:
mskcc.org/PituitaryCourse

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📞 / 👥 2020 Barrow Pituitary Center Patient Education Day October 24, 2020

 

The Barrow Pituitary Center is dedicated to educating patients, caregivers, and loved ones by providing information which is current and non-biased. Experts at this conference will address management of the emotional and physical elements of living with pituitary disorders. We hope attendees will leave empowered to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare and achieve their goals for a long and fruitful life.

In Person and Online Registration Options

This conference will be offered in person and through live online format with Zoom. We reserve the right to transition to a solely live online format as a result of health concerns as we move into the fall. Participants will be notified if this change develops.

Register here

📞 Webinar: The Current “State-of-the-Art” in the Treatment of Pituitary Disease.

Presented by

Georgios A. Zenonos, MDAssistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director, Center for Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15217
Presbyterian Hospital, Suite B400

No Registration is Required.  It will be webcast by Microsoft Teams.

Click here to attend.

Date: Friday, July 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

📽 Video: How an Emergency Injection works!

What should you do if an Addison crisis threatens? How do you prepare an emergency injection and how do you administer it?

If you have a gastrointestinal infection, accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting, there is a big risk of an Addison crisis.

Always discuss with your specialist what you have done and what else needs to be done. Explain to your family, colleagues and friends what illness you have, and what they should do if necessary.

Show them the animated clip below.

❓Can You Help?

Can someone please offer help, ive been suffering for a year and just got blood results today with a high cortisol reading. My doctor said that my contraceptive pill could have caused this, however, I am not on the regular pill but on the POP progesteron only pill.

Is anyone aware of if this raises cortisol levels the same way the regular combined pill does?

Any help would be so very much appreciated!

 

Please respond here, on the message boards, or in the original post.

 

Thanks!

📞 Webinar: What every Patient needs to know about Recent Advancements in Pituitary Surgery

Presented by Georgios A. Zenonos, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director, Center for Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15217
Presbyterian Hospital, Suite B400

Register Now!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

💉 Helpful Doctors: North Carolina

 

Sherry A added her helpful doctor, Matthew Gorris.

How would you rate your Helpful Doctor? 5/5
Your Doctor’s Name Dr. Matthew Gorris
Your Doctor’s Address Medical Center Boulevard
City: Winston Salem
State / Province: NC
Postal / Zip Code: 27157
Your Doctor’s Phone Number (336) 713-7251
What are your Doctor’s Specialties? Endocrinologist
Hospital Affiliation Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Comments Excellent Doctor, Takes his time, actively listens to his patients concerns and addresses questions in an easy to understand manner.

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