Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ending an "out of date practice" proves critically damaging for a under-diagnosed patient community

One in five people are identified to have a pituitary tumor when studied at autopsies. How will we know anything about the pituitary now?

And grisly?! Unless the coroner cracks the skull open on a stone like a coconut, I feel confident in saying that actually LIVING with pituitary tumors and dysfunction is really what makes life grisly.

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Colorado coroner update signed into law

April 4, 2013 | Updated: April 4, 2013 5:39pm

DENVER (AP) — An update to Colorado antiquated coroner system has been signed into law. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the update Thursday.
The law updates death-investigation protocol. Changes include a requirement that law enforcement must call coroners as soon as a body is discovered — not after a potential crime scene investigation is complete.
The coroner law also eliminates the grisly but out-of-date practice of removing pituitary glands in autopsies.
The coroner update comes two years after Colorado set new standards for when the state's mostly elected coroners must order autopsies.
Coroner law: