Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cushing's Disease: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

I found this video tonight when doing some research online. You know you will be sick a while when your disease is called a "medical mystery."

Cushing's Disease: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

The goal of the program is to educate viewers on the mysterious condition known as Cushing's disease. We will discuss why the diagnosis is often delayed: many patients can have it for five or-ten years before they are correctly diagnosed. The reason is the symptoms of Cushing's Disease are similar to those of other conditions. But as viewers will hear from experts Cushing's Disease can be treated and in some cases a full recovery is possible. In this program we will also explore the history of Cushing's Disease which is named for Harvey Cushing considered by many to be "the father of modern neurosurgery".

See 26 minute video, "Cushing's Disease: Unraveling a Medical Mystery."