The Psychological Behavior Changes of Pituitary Tumors

This speaks very well to many of my experiences & those of my acrofamily.

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Although many advances have been made in the treatment of Pituitary Tumors physically, there have not been many studies on the emotional, psychological effects these tumors cause or the end results after removal and the disruption to the endocrine system that follows.

Only in the last decade has there been interest in how hormonal function or endocrine dysfunction effects psychiatric illness. The relationship of endocrine disease to psychological distress, despite all the research, is rarely mentioned in the literature of endocrinology. Endocrinology textbooks and journal reviews mostly ignore, or only incidentally mention the psychiatric effects of endocrine disorders.

More and more patients with pituitary disease are being evaluated and treated at cancer centers. In many ways, we resemble patients with other malignant brain tumors. Although the majority of pituitary adenomas are benign, the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that we experience on our well-being is malignant. Those of us with endocrine disorders…

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Daniel Fast Instructions

The Daniel Fast

The Daniel Fast is growing in popularity around the world. Just today I received messages from brothers and sisters in Christ from South Africa, Singapore, France, United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA!

The Daniel Fast is a totally plant-based way of eating. It’s based on the fasting practices of the prophet’s fasting experiences as recorded in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10, along with typical Jewish fasting principles. So the fast is centered on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds and good quality oils (i.e. olive and canola).  You can also use herbs and seasonings.

The only beverage on the fast is water, but you can use juice and unsweetened soy milk (also rice, almonds, etc) on cereal or in recipes.

To learn more about the food lists, go to http://Daniel-Fast.com and request a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelines and they will be emailed to you immediately.

Most people do the…

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The Dirty Secret about CPR in the Hospital (That Doctors Desperately Want You to Know)

Insightful article about possible end of life care and choices

K.V. Scruggs

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A few things have changed in medicine over the last few decades. Okay, a lot has changed, and most of it good. But along with the improvements in patient care there has been an exponential increase in expectations. We’ve somehow gone from “your loved one has a life threatening illness and we will do what we can to treat it and in the meantime ensure they don’t suffer” to “your loved one has a life threatening illness that we have the capacity to cure, and if we don’t we will have done something wrong.”

The problem is, last I checked, everyone dies. Let me say that again for good measure. Everyone. Dies. The problem is not with that truth alone, but with the fact that patients with terminal illnesses – and their caregivers – rarely understand their mortality. And when patients and families have unrealistic expectations about what their doctors…

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Heart Strings

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Heart Strings 2 row pattern Heart Strings – an easy 2 row pattern!

How cute are these little hearts? These heart strings are quick to make and can be used for lots of craft projects.  Mini garlands, gift wrapping, bracelets and even as a fancy edging.  I tied some round a jar candle as an easy alternative to making a jar cover!

Use Heart Strings to make an easy jar cover! Use Heart Strings to make an easy jar cover!

The best bit is it is just 2 rows of crochet with no joining of motifs, and no cutting and re-joining of the yarn. Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation) You can use any leftover stash yarn and a matching hook size.  Mine are made with size 3mm and 4mm hooks.

Pattern:

Ch a multiple of 4 +1 (eg for a 5 heart string ch21)

Tip: crochet R1 through both loops of the chain – this keeps the dip…

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Free Pattern: Crochet Valentine Heart Earflap Hat

Classy Crochet

Friends!  Happy 2014!  I hope you’ve been keeping warm this chilly season.  I hear a “polar vortex” crossed through my home country, making it the first and only time I will ever say the weather in Beijing was superior to the weather in the U.S. 🙂

I have been slacking in my pattern sharing, and it’s time to make up for it.  Here is a sweet little hat for Valentine’s Day right around the corner, although in my opinion you don’t need official holidays to bust out the love!

Free Pattern: Crochet Valentine Earflap Hat | Classy Crochet

This hat is based off of Susan B. Anderson’s Sweetheart Hat.  Hers is a knit hat with ombre cotton yarn. I loved the striped effect but 1) I don’t really like crocheting hats in cotton, since they’re not very stretchy, 2) I couldn’t even find the particular pinky yarn the last twenty times I visited Joanns in the U.S., and…

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Michigan’s Largest Aquarium Opens January 29th: What You Need to Know

Good news for those of us in Michigan!

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For years, my family and I have been traveling to Chicago to visit Shedd Aquarium. While there we can view 1000s of sea animals. I have been there with and without kids, and both of these types of trips are rewarding. There’s something about watching tropical fish and sharks swim around that makes a visit to an aquarium a wonderful day trip or centerpiece of a vacation. The good news for Michigan residents is the fact that the state will soon be home to a 35,000 square foot aquarium.

Michigan Sea Life Aquarium is set to open in Auburn Hills as part of the Great Lakes Crossing Mall. The 35,000 square foot attraction is part of an agreement between Taubman centers (owner of several shopping malls in the state) and Merlin Entertainment (owner of Legoland and Madame Tussauds wax museums). There are nine listed…

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