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Hope for a cure -- fighting Cushing's Syndrome

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Local physician featured in public television program

MILWAUKEE, Wis, It is relatively rare, but better diagnostic methods - pioneered by Mequon physician James Findling and his colleagues -are making Cushing’s Syndrome more visible to the general public. A debilitating disease that causes the overproduction of cortisol, the substance that regulates blood pressure and the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, Chushing’s has no known cure. And the treatment for Cushing’s is often complicated and risky.

Milwaukee Public Television will air a half-hour special on Cushing’s Syndrome Thursday, May 27, on WMVS Channel 10, at 6:30 p.m. The program will focus on the work of Dr.Findling and his St. Luke’s Medical Center Team who are working to bring about better diagnosis and treatment to those afflicted by this condition.

St. Luke’s Medical Center is a part of Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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