Chronic and/or serious physical illness of any kind has far reaching effects that go far beyond the actual physical symptoms of the disease. Medicine focuses on the patient, so that people close to the patient are often ignored. Read about the deep impact of pituitary disorders on families and what can be done to overcome these challenges.
The root cause of many hormonal imbalances is a small pea-size gland, the pituitary, sitting at the base of the brain, which often houses the tiniest of tumors. Patient advocate, Sharmyn McGraw raises awareness for the debilitating and often over-looked Cushing’s disease.
Subdural hematomas are a life-threatening condition caused by bleeding in the skull outside the brain. Read about a patient’s experience with neurosurgeon, Garni Barkhoudarian, MD.
My Life Is Up To Me The experts say that 80 percent of any kind of success starts with personal participation. Therefore, all of you[ Read More ]
As I walked into my favorite health food market I noticed Laurie, one of my closest girlfriends, hurrying to catch up with me. Laurie took[ Read More ]
As a patient advocate I work with many pituitary patient advocate organizations around the world. Since my own pituitary surgery with Dr. Daniel Kelly over[ Read More ]
Celebrate Cushing’s Awareness Day! Founded on April 8th to honor Neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing born on this date in 1869, Cushing’s name is commonly associated with[ Read More ]
There is a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain called the pituitary gland. It doesn’t look like much and it could be easy[ Read More ]
by Guest Writer Dr. Patti Johnson It takes Two – You and Your Support Team A chronic condition is one that persists over time without[ Read More ]
Gerald, a retired Neurologist, from Hawaii, developed a recurrent pituitary adenoma in December 2014. His success and experience with the Pacific Brain Tumor Center and[ Read More ]