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September 24, 2018

Pregnancy Could Be Linked to Onset of Cushing’s Symptoms, Retrospective Study Suggests

by Guest Author

More than 25 percent of women with Cushing’s disease experienced their first symptoms within one year of giving birth, a small study by researchers at Pacific Neuroscience Institute found.

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July 19, 2018

Far Reaching Effects of Pituitary Disorders

by Guest Author

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.

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April 8, 2018

The Importance of Cushing’s Disease Awareness

by Sharmyn McGraw

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.

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February 14, 2017

Life After Cushing’s Disease

by Sharmyn McGraw

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 reading the Pituitary Network Association’s Newsletter are 80 percent better off in the game of life for your simplest of...

Daniel F. Kelly MD & Sharmyn McGraw
September 22, 2016

Cushing’s Disease: What Happens When Your Whole Life Changes?

by Sharmyn McGraw

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 one look at me and gasped. My heart sank and tears welled up in my eyes. The expression on her...

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July 28, 2016

Cushing’s Disease 101: Not rare but perhaps rarely diagnosed…

by Daniel F. Kelly

By Daniel F. Kelly, MD,  Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, Pejman Cohan, MD, and Sharmyn McGraw This article on Cushing’s disease is the first in a series of blogs on the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary adenomas and related hormonal disorders. In these pieces we will provide a...

Dr. Harvey Cushing
April 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dr. Cushing!

by Sharmyn McGraw

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 his most famous discovery, Cushing’s disease. In a 1912 study, he reported an endocrinological syndrome caused by a malfunction of...

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January 21, 2016

PATIENT STORY: A Tale of Two Cushing’s Surgeries

by Zara Jethani

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October 20, 2015

The Resilient Pituitary Gland

by Garni Barkhoudarian

The pituitary gland is considered to be the “master endocrine gland”. It is a pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain, important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands. Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help control...

Last updated: November 13th, 2019