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Dr. Harvey Cushing

Dr. Harvey Cushing, the father of modern neurosurgery, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 8, 1869. He was the first person to describe the Cushing reflex and Cushing’s disease. 201 more words


Higher Cortisol Levels Found in Hair of Patients With Adrenal Insufficiency Using Hydrocortisone

Patients on hydrocortisone replacement for adrenal insufficiency appear to have elevated cortisol concentrations in their scalp hair, according to recent findings.

In the cross-sectional study, … 315 more words


Video: Living with Cushing's

Part I of The Voices of Cushing’s Disease video series discusses the diagnostic journey of patients and some of the common themes and challenges involved in a Cushing’s Disease diagnosis.


The Voices of Cushing’s Disease, Part II: A Day in the Life

Part II of The Voices of Cushing’s Disease video series discusses the daily challenges of people living with Cushing’s disease and highlights the importance of disease management. 22 more words


Pituitary Tumor Roundtable - Part One: A Focus on Diagnosis

Novartis is committed to supporting the pituitary community and continues to address the evolving needs of patients and caregivers.

In this video, a multidisciplinary panel discusses the diagnosis of acromegaly and Cushing’s disease. 14 more words



I did not get a chance to blog yesterday because I ran out of spoons. The past couple of days have been rough. I was talking on the phone with my mom and said that I was really dragging today and I didn’t know why. 675 more words

Day 4: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2015

The above is the official Cushing’s path to a diagnosis but here’s how it seems to be in real life:

Egads!  I remember the naive, simple days when I thought I’d give them a tube or two of blood and they’d tell me I had Cushing’s for sure. 83 more words


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