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2006
January February March April
      5
Highlights:
• Our Condolences to the family of Sue Koziol (SuziQ)
• Cushing's Awareness Day Forum in Oklahoma City, OK April 7, 2006
• Cushings Awareness Day Conference Set
• Body Language
• Nigerian Medical Doctors As Life Savers In US
• Fun'n'Sun Cushie Cruise
• Upcoming Meetings in Oklahoma City and the Washington, DC metro area. ENDO 2006, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center
• And much more...
      12
Highlights:
• Our Condolences to the family of Sue Koziol (SuziQ)
• Notes from the first Cushing's Awareness Day Forum, Oklahoma City, OK April 2006.
• The Cushing's Awareness Day Resolution from the Senate
• National Cushings Awareness Day Holds Special Meaning for Local Woman (AutumnOMA on the boards)
• Cushing¡¯s syndrome alert: Listen to your body
• Attend a meeting of the NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives
• Avoiding weight gain while taking steroids
• Growth Hormone
• Salk scientist Ron Evans wins 2006 Gairdner Award for his discovery of hormone sensors
• Fun'n'Sun Cushie Cruise
• Upcoming Meetings in the Washington, DC metro area. ENDO 2006, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center
• And much more...
    22
Highlights:
• Our Condolences to the families of Sue Koziol (SuziQ)
• Cushing's Awareness Day Forum in Oklahoma City, OK April 7, 2006.
• Upcoming Meetings in the Washington, DC metro area and Oklahoma City. ENDO 2006, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center and much more.
• And much more...
19
Highlights:
• James Inhofe, Senator from Oklahoma, proclaims Cushing's Awareness Day
• The Cushing's Awareness Day Resolution from the Senate
• Pictures from the Cushing's Awareness Day Medical Forum
•  Attend a meeting of the NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives
•  There's hope for a happy ending
National Cushings Awareness Day Holds Special Meaning for Local Woman (AutumnOMA on the boards)
• Dr. Hrayr Shahinian in the news
• Study: Stress, Depression Linked; Chronic exposure to stress hormone causes anxious behavior in mice can lead to mood disorders
• Upcoming Meetings in the Washington, DC metro area and Oklahoma City. ENDO 2006, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center and much more.
• And much more...
    29
Highlights:
• Our Condolences to the family of Sue Koziol (SuziQ)
• Cushing's Awareness Day Forum in Oklahoma City, OK April 7, 2006
• The singing neuropathology professor
• Upcoming Meetings in the Washington, DC metro area and Oklahoma City
• ENDO 2006, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center
• And much more...
26
Highlights:
• Pictures from the Cushing's Awareness Day Medical Forum
•  Medical Mystery Unveiled In Area Woman
• North Shore-LIJ Launches the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience
• News from MedScape
• Upcoming Meetings in the Washington, DC metro area and Oklahoma City. ENDO 2006, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center and much more.
• And much more...
       
May June July August
  21
Highlights:
• Pictures from the Cushing's Awareness Day Medical Forum
• Order the CUSH Cookbook
• Adrenal Hyperplasia
• CAH screenings in Israel
• Cleveland Clinic Reports Experience with Laparoscopic Radical Adrenalectomy
• Cortisol the chameleon
• Student hopes to rebound from brain surgery, Rare disease caused teen to double weight in a year
• Cushing's Syndrome is a Hormonal Condition
• Hereditary Cushing's Syndrome Gene
• Patients Fighting Cushings Disease
• Growth Hormone, Recent advances
• Growth Hormone, New drug approval raises hope for cheaper medicine
• Neurosurgeon's Memoirs, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
• Pheos, Laparoscopic partial adrenalectomy
• Pituitary adenoma predisposition caused by germline mutations in the AIP gene
• Pituitary Tumor: Teacher shares fitness lessons
• Pituitary Tumor Removal, and video
• Pituitary tumors caused by Risperdal?
• Post-op pituitary, an actress deals with memory loss after surgery
• Testing, NOVA - noninvasive optimal vessel analysis
• 16 new and updated bios
• 3 new doctors
• 12 online videos
• And much more...
  23
Highlights:
• Cushing's Syndrome
• Cushing's Disease
• Surgery could cure rare Cushing's disease
• A diagnosis to end the despair
• Wellness: Finally learning they have Cushing's brings a sense of relief
• Rare disease treated at OHSU, Oregon Health and Sciences University is one of a very few research hospitals worldwide treating Cushing's Disease
• Cushing's patient Stevens' fight inspired many
• Cushing's Athlete Berliant leads way to National Games
• Comparison of the Dexamethasone - Suppressed Corticotropin - Releasing Hormone Test and Low-Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test in the Diagnosis of Cushing¡¯s Syndrome
• Adult Height in Patients with Permanent Growth Hormone Deficiency with and without Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies
• (India) Image-guided Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
• Surgical Remission of Pituitary Adenomas Confined to the Neurohypophysis in Cushing¡¯s Disease
• (India) Workshop on endoscopic sinus surgery
• PCOS, Cholesterol Clinical Trials
• RU486
• Newest site features: bios, Helpful Doctors
• And much more...
       
September October November December
13
Highlights:
• Acromegaly: Discovery Health Channel Announces ANATOMY OF A GIANT
• Drug for Cushing's? Additional NanoCrystal(R) Technology Patent Issued Covering Par's
• Skin - Avoid Those Dreadful Stretch Marks
• Go ¡®Gyro¡¯ to sculpt, stretch and strengthen
• Tax Break For Disabled Differs For Veterans, Civilians
• Endoscopic transsphenoidal treatment in recurrent and residual pituitary adenomas - first experience
• Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery of the Pituitary: Modifications and Results Over 10 Years
• An update on the overnight dexamethasone suppression test for the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome, limitations in patients with mild and/or episodic hypercortisolism.
• Newest site features: bios, Helpful Doctors
• And much more...
4
Highlights:
• Adrenal: Boy recovering from rare disease
• Cushing's disease depletes potassium
• Pituitary: British Opera singer Russell Watson is "in good spirits" after an emergency operation to remove a brain tumour
• October Readers Digest Features Story on Cushing's
• Jaimie's In the News Again: Obese from Secret Disease
• Lee Memorial Health System is working in cooperation with WBBH NBC-2 to put together a feature on Cushing's Disease for local broadcast
• The Cover Shot TV program gave a new look to a Cushie woman who had thoracic and brain surgery. Sat 09/16/06
• Meds: Genentech Drug Gets New Warnings
• Complementary Approaches and Alternative Medicine Guide
• Licorice Root has properties similar to cortisone and estrogen. It stimulates the adrenal glands and may help the body cope with stress
• Testing: Salivary Cortisol Response to Prednisolone Challenge Helps Understand Treatment-Resistant Depression: Presented at ECNP. September 19, 2006
• Salivary Midnight Cortisol, Salivary Range.
• Newest site features: bios, Helpful Doctors
• And much more...
8
Highlights:
• Expression of Serotonin7 Receptor and Coupling of Ectopic Receptors to Protein Kinase A and Ionic Currents in Adrenocorticotropin - Independent Macronodular Adrenal Hyperplasia Causing Cushing¡¯s Syndrome
• Thoracic Surgery Notes
• Diagnosis and treatment of acne
• I've Turned 40 And I'm Falling Apart!
• What Causes Weight Gain
• AAP Issues Guidelines for Menstrual Cycle Evaluation CME/CE
• Nonclassical 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency
• We're human. We break. And the doctors fixing us are only human, too (pheochromocytoma)
• Ambrilia Announces Positive Results of a Pivotal Human
• Pharmacokinetic Study of its New Prolonged Release Formulation of Octreotide
• Endocrinology clinic coming to Bridgton (Maine) Hospital
• Ethics Rules Send NIH Scientists Packing
• Newest site features: bios, Helpful Doctors, Videos

• Upcoming Meetings: Rancho Mirage, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; UCLA, CA; Las Vegas, NV; ENDO 2007
• And much more...
6
Highlights:
• Testimonials
• The ugly disease
• Understanding Cushing's Syndrome
• Weight Loss Vs. Weight Gain: It's Your Choice
• The Neuropsychiatric Profile of Addison¡¯s Disease: Revisiting a Forgotten Phenomenon
• Video: Transnasal Pituitary Surgery
• Why you should check your pituitary gland
• Newest bios
• Upcoming Meetings: Palm Springs, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Las Vegas, NV; Washington, DC and Toronto ENDO 2007
• And much more...
    15
Highlights:
• National Geographic TV
• Updated Pages on the Website
• Drugs affecting testing? Some basic information, CYP450 enzymes and how they may be involved
• Patient's age is a simple predictive factor for the development of Nelson's syndrome after total adrenalectomy for Cushing's disease
• Rosiglitazone for prevention or adjuvant treatment of Nelson¡¯s syndrome after bilateral adrenalectomy
• Google Helping Doctors Diagnose Difficult Cases
• The Shames Ladder for Successful Thyroid/Adrenal Care
• More to chronic fatigue syndrome than just always being tired
• The Effects of SOM230 on Cell Proliferation and Adrenocorticotropin Secretion in Human Corticotroph Pituitary Adenomas
• Risk factors and long-term outcome in pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease.
• Upcoming Meetings: Rancho Mirage, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; UCLA, CA; Las Vegas, NV; ENDO 2007
• And much more...
 
    22
Highlights:
• National Geographic TV
• Add your Helpful Hints for Dealing with Cushing's to the website and the Newsletters
• Fun Games to play online
• Order the CUSH Cookbook
• Talk to Your Doctor
• Daily Crossword Puzzles (on the message boards)
• Helpful links: Lisa C's blog added
• The chat page now has a World Clock to help you find 9PM eastern in your time zone!
• Definitions / Glossary
• Interactive! now includes 5 minutes of caring, daily suggestions full of practical tips and helpful hints designed to motivate
• Member of the message boards? Participate in the Holiday Card Exchange
• Daily Crossword Puzzles
• Links from Robin on Endoscopic versus Traditional Pituitary Surgery
• Pituitary: Novel HESX1 Mutations Associated with a Life-Threatening Neonatal Phenotype, Pituitary Aplasia, but Normally Located Posterior Pituitary and No Optic Nerve Abnormalities
• Teaching aldosterone regulation and basic scientific principles using a classic paper by Dr. James O. Davis and colleagues
• Changes in thrombospondin-1 levels in the endothelial cells of the anterior pituitary during estrogen-induced prolactin-secreting pituitary tumors
• Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) Affects the Pituitary
• Allergies to MRI contrast - gadolinium
• Glucocorticoid Feedback Control of Corticotropin (ACTH) in the Hypoxic Neonatal Rat
• General Health
• Hypothyroidism Can Cause Secondary Hyperlipidemia, (High cholesterol) (PDF only)
• NIH ANNOUNCES AWARDS IN CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME RESEARCH
• Newest bios
• US Postage Stamps for Cushing's Awareness
• Order Cushing's Awareness Silicone Bands for yourself, a family member or donate to a Cushing's patient at NIH
• Upcoming Meetings: Melbourne, Australia; Pittsburgh, PA; DC Metro area; San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV; ENDO 2007.
• And much more...
20
Highlights:
• The Mystery Diagnosis TV Show titled "Lethal Diet" featuring Sharmyn McGraw (Sharm on the boards),long-time patient advocate will be airing again December 27, 200 5pm EST on Discovery Health
• Dr William Ludlam is moving
• Pictures from the Pittsburgh, PA Christmas Dinner
• Helpful Hints for Dealing with Cushing's
• Testimonials
• NIH ANNOUNCES LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RARE DISEASE TECHNOLOGIES
• PDE11A as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Inherited Form of Cushing Syndrome and Endocrine Tumors
• Novel Nuclear Receptor Cofactor Modulates Glucocorticoid-Responsive Gene Expression
• Why Some Women Have Mustaches
• Pituitary -- Small Gland With Big Responsibilities
• CLINICAL REVIEW: Hypopituitarism
• ptions improving for patients with acromegaly and gigantism
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, an introduction for psychiatrists
• Vitiligo causes white patches on skin
• Newest site features: bios, Helpful Doctors
• Upcoming Meetings: Las Vegas, NV; Washington, DC and Toronto ENDO 2007
• And much more...
  25
Highlights:
• Adrenal Crisis, more information
• Corticosteroid converter
• Google Search
• New Diabetes Drug Successfully Used to Treat Pituitary Tumors
• New Approaches to Managing Tumors of the Pituitary Gland Offer Patients Hope
• Fun Games to play online.
• Helpful Books (pituitary)
• Helpful Hints for Dealing with Cushing's
• The printable version of the Symptoms Checklist pages are now available in black and white for easier printing
• Possible study: A link between Pre-eclampsia and Cushings?
• Stretchmarks (straie), How do you get rid of stretchmarks?
• 2005: Long-Term Remission Rates After Pituitary Surgery for Cushing's Disease
• Family grateful for outcome of tumor surgery
• Children Can Safely Use Asthma Inhalers
• PHARMAC To Fund Prader-Willi Growth Hormone
• Chemical in drinking water harms female thyroid, Washington Times article
• Stress and Your Pituitary Adrenal Coritcal System
• The Fort Myers, Florida NBC Affiliate WBBH TV in cooperation with Lee Memorial Health System has already recently broadcast a feature on Cushing's Disease.
• Stressful Live Events in the Pathogenisis of Endocrine Disease
• Nutrition for Patients with Cushing Syndrome
• Cushing¡¯s Syndrome: Important Issues in Diagnosis and Management
• Hormone resistance of pituitary tumors and Cushing disease explained
• Surgeon uses new technique to operate on the brain
• Obese from Secret Disease
• Cushing's article in Reader's Digest
• Stress hormone linked to miscarriages Kansas City Star - MO, USA
• Twenty-Four Hour Growth Hormone and Leptin Secretion in Active Postpubertal Adolescent Girls:
• Impact of Fitness, Fatness, and Age at Menarche.
• Newest site features: bios, Helpful Doctors
• And much more...
29
Highlights:
• Request for Input from the NIH on Trans-NIH Initiatives
• Add your Helpful Hints for Dealing with Cushing's to the website and the Newsletters
• Fun Games to play online
• Order the CUSH Cookbook
• Testimonials
• Is the "Metabolic Syndrome" a Mild Form of Cushing's Syndrome?
• Enzymatic Method For Glucose Estimation; CSR - Central Serous Retinopathy
• A mom battles for her life. Rare disorders: She must commute across the country for treatment
• Novartis Highlights Strong R&D Pipeline, Plans for Multiple New Product Launches and Novel Projects Moving Into Late-stage Trials
• Mum only knew one year later
• Pituitary patients missing out
• Simvastatin May Help Ameliorate Polycystic Ovary Syndrome CME
• Upcoming Meetings: Philadelphia, PA; Melbourne, Australia; Pittsburgh, PA; DC Metro area; San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV; ENDO 2007
• And much more...
 
 








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