News Articles July 2021

 

Alternative Medicine and Low-T

A patient tells the story of his battle with Cushing’s disease and low testosterone. He found solace in alternative medicine after struggling with testosterone replacement therapy. Read more: 

Pituitary Story: A Personal Trainer Fights a Prolactinoma

 A story in the Royal Gazette tells the story of a personal trainer from Bermuda who flew to Mass General in Boston for surgery to treat a prolactinoma. Read more:

PA Legislature Considers Bill to Give Doctors More Autonomy; Pituitary Patients May Benefit

 The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a bill to stop insurance companies from requiring patients to try certain less expensive treatments before getting the one that their doctor recommends. One frustrated doctor said one of her patients was forced to see five doctors before being allowed to get surgery for a pituitary tumor. Read more: 

Study Encourages Better Communication Between Cushing’s Patients and Doctors.

 A study in the Journal of the Endocrine Society finds that almost a third of Cushing’s patients surveyed felt they did not get enough information from their doctors and felt unprepared for the recovery process post-surgery. Read more:  

Two Egyptian Siblings with Acromegaly Break Guinness World Records

egyptian siblingsA brother and sister from Egypt who suffer from acromegaly have broken multiple Guinness World records for the widest arm span and largest feet in a living person. Read more: 

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