📅 Don’t forget! Webinar with Dr. Friedman, TODAY, July 16, 2017

Join Dr. Theodore Friedman for an informative webinar on the endocrine causes of hair loss in women. Dr. Friedman will discuss what hormones to measure if a woman is experiencing hair loss. He will discuss how to optimize hormone replacement to minimize or reverse hair loss. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Meeting number (access code): 808 128 401

Meeting password: hormones

join the meeting here.

Join by phone Audio connection:

+1-855-797-9485 US Toll free

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Global call-in numbers
Show toll-free dialing restrictions

Access code: 808 128 401

You can join on a website (that will allow you to hear the presentation and view the slides) or by telephone (that will allow you only to hear the presentation). There will be time for questions by “chat” and the video conference will be posted on goodhormonehealth.com a few days after.

You will be required to mute your phones/computers. Please contact us at mail@goodhormonehealth.com if you have questions.

Dr. Friedman has been our guest four times on BlogTalkRadio.  Listen to one of his past interviews here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2012/04/03/dr-theodore-friedman-returns-for-his-fourth-interview

🔵 New on the Message Boards ~ July 15, 2017

 

A quick summary of some of this week’s activity on the Cushing’s Help message boards.

A new question about the cost vs benefits of growth hormone under the topic Growth Hormone

A newbie who is not yet diagnosed but has Bi lateral adrenal tumors

Information about Webinar: Coping With the Ups and Downs of Pituitary Disorders

A new Image GalleryA Dancer’s 40 lbs Weight Gain in under 2 years + symptoms

The first picture shows me in peak performance shape weighing about 105 lbs standing at 5’4″ contrasted with how I look now at about 147 lbs with swollen legs&arms, puffy red face, fat above the collar bone and on the neck, and lots of weight gain in the butt/thigh area. It really looks like I don’t have a neck anymore.

Following are photos of how my face has steadily changed every few months. Notice how I used to have a very defined heart-shaped face with a pointy chin, and now have a round face with jowls and numerous neck lines/rolls that extend past my collar bone.

The question was asked: Has anyone stayed in a hospital for multiple days of inpatient testing?

A new member from Nottingham, UK was told she had cyclical edema, then PCOS which all turned out to be Cushing’s.

 

There’s other stuff happening but you’ll just have to read the boards to find out what!

(Please note that I’m sharing these from the Cushings-Help.com message boards. You must be a logged-in member of that board to read them. Log in or register at http://cushings.invisionzone.com )

Please join us!

 

📅 Webinar: Coping With the Ups and Downs of Pituitary Disorders

Presented by

Linda M. Rio, M.A., MFT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar.

Contact us at webinar@pituitary.org with any questions or suggestions.

DATE:  July 17, 2017
TIME:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 

Webinar Learning Objectives:

By attending this webinar participants will:

  1. Be able to identify at least 3 mental health symptoms that are common to those diagnosed with a pituitary disorder.
  2. Understand basics of “trauma” and its potential role in the etiology of some pituitary disorders.
  3. Know how the medical/physiological aspects of pituitary tumors and other pituitary disorders can interact and affect the mental health of patients.
  4. Recognize the potential impact on the family for those with a member with a pituitary disorder.
  5. Learn some positive coping skills for both pituitary patients and their family members.

Presenter Bio:

Linda has been a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) for over thirty years. She is also the editor/author of The Hormone Factor in Mental Health: Bridging the Mind-body Gap (2014), which includes contributions from some of the world’s top experts in endocrinology, medical family therapy, nutrition, patient advocacy as well as real accounts from patients and their family members. Linda was on the editorial team for Pituitary Disorders Diagnosis and Management (2013), and co-author with her daughter, Tara, of a book about eating disorders. She has authored dozens of articles for professionals as well as the general public on a variety of topics, appeared on radio and T.V. Linda and her husband, Lou, just celebrated their 48th anniversary. They have two children and 3 granddaughters who are now in college.

🔵 New on the Message Boards

 

A new feature! A weekly (or thereabouts) summary of the Message Board features.

There has been a discussion about a new state regulation that went into effect July 1st, affecting insurance that will not cover anything ordered or prescribed by out-of-state doctors that aren’t enrolled in some quality control database. Find that here.

There have been Gallery and Blog updates as well a newcomer wondering about PCOS vs Cushing’s.

The “Reputation” system is back so you can vote for posts that you especially like – but not your own.  Sorry!

I’ve made one board – What do *YOU* Think – for people to post questions and get answers from other members.

There’s other stuff happening but I just thought of this post today and didn’t keep track.

(Please note that I’m sharing these from the Cushings-Help.com message boards. You must be a logged-in member of that board to read them. Log in or register at http://cushings.invisionzone.com )

📅 Webinar with Dr. Friedman July 16, 2017

Join Dr. Theodore Friedman for an informative webinar on the endocrine causes of hair loss in women. Dr. Friedman will discuss what hormones to measure if a woman is experiencing hair loss. He will discuss how to optimize hormone replacement to minimize or reverse hair loss. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Meeting number (access code): 808 128 401

Meeting password: hormones

join the meeting here.

Join by phone Audio connection:

+1-855-797-9485 US Toll free

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Global call-in numbers
Show toll-free dialing restrictions

Access code: 808 128 401

You can join on a website (that will allow you to hear the presentation and view the slides) or by telephone (that will allow you only to hear the presentation). There will be time for questions by “chat” and the video conference will be posted on goodhormonehealth.com a few days after.

You will be required to mute your phones/computers. Please contact us at mail@goodhormonehealth.com if you have questions.

Dr. Friedman has been our guest four times on BlogTalkRadio.  Listen to one of his past interviews here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cushingshelp/2012/04/03/dr-theodore-friedman-returns-for-his-fourth-interview

🔵 The Boards have been Upgraded!

The upgrade is here, it’s different and I need a new “skin” for this to get rid of all the white.

Some things are still happening behind the scenes.

Here’s info from Invisionboard

Hello,

Your community has been upgraded to version 4, and is back online. The following information was shown during the upgrade:

Pages HTML
HTML in pages, blocks and templates in Pages cannot be converted during the upgrade. While those pages and blocks will continue to work, you will need to review, and adjust as necessary, the HTML following the upgrade to integrate the styling used by the Community Suite 4.0.

Support Staff
Support staff cannot be converted during the upgrade. Please log in and set up support staff as administrators in the admin control panel after the upgrade and then review support department staff settings.

Please take a few minutes to thoroughly review your community for any issues. If any issues are found, please use the Support tool in the ACP for further assistance.

Please check any custom moderator permissions (ACP -> Members -> Moderators) for Pages Database categories. These have been reset to ‘All Categories’.

Please be sure to review the above item(s).

There are a number of Background Tasks running, to rebuild content slowly so as not to cause server resource issues, and which you can check on your ACP -> System page.

Please do not run those tasks manually, as that can cause server overload.

Those tasks are triggered by forum activity (people logged in and browsing the site), and until they finish, some of the layout may not be correct, such as quotes, signatures, lists, images, etc.

Once they have finished, however, if you notice any issues, please open a new ticket detailing the problem.

✳️ $5 Bonus for Cushings Help!

As most of you know, I hate to ask for money, but this website, and all websites, cost money.  Most have ads but I decided long ago not to go that route.

This is a very easy way to give back without it costing you anything –   From iGive:

Summer shopping can help Cushings Help grow their donations this year. New members’ summer shopping can help even more!

Every new member who joins to support your organization by July 15th and makes their first purchase by July 31st earns a $5 Bonus for Cushings Help!

So, Tell-A-Friend about iGive today, and encourage all of your supporters to do the same! You can post to Facebook, Share on Twitter, send an email (here’s your JoinLink to use: https://www.iGive.com/cushings) or literally tell someone.

Cheers!

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