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Adrenal Insufficiency in Adults, Stress Dosing, and Adrenal Crisis

Dr. Anthony Heaney, Co-Director of the UCLA Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Program and President of the International Pituitary Society, presented two sessions titled “What are the causes of adrenal insufficiency in adults and when do I need to stress dose?” and “What is Adrenal Crisis?” at the AIU conference.  The following is my interpretation of theseContinue Reading

Emotional Health in Adults with Cushing’s and Adrenal Insufficiency

A summary of the AIU meeting presentation by Kyle Gillett, PhD, LMFT, Asheville, NC We need to broaden and never pause in the conversation about mental health, depression, and neuropsychological changes due to excess or deficient cortisol.  There is no room to consider them any less important than our other symptoms.  The average risk ofContinue Reading


This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting and Expo. The event was held over several gorgeous days in Chicago from March 17-20. Endocrinologists, scientists, nurses, medical students, and other stakeholders gathered in the mutual pursuit of the latest theories, research, and developments in endocrinology. As in previous years, the CSRFContinue Reading

What’s New in Cushing’s Research? A Conversation with Dr. Constantine Stratakis of the NICHD

Dr. Stratakis gave one of the most highly rated presentations at the October 2017 Patient Education Day at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, when he discussed new strategies, research, and outcomes for Cushing’s in his breakout session.  The positive feedback led to our desire to share a version of this presentation in the newsletter.  WhatContinue Reading

Why Can Cortisol Make Us Obese?

Professor Onno C. Meijer, PhD, Einthoven Laboratory, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands Cushing’s Syndrome is what happens when we are exposed to (way) too much cortisol, or its synthetic variants. Out of the many unwanted aspects of Cushing’s, fat accumulation is the most visible one, and also one of the biggest risks forContinue Reading