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Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's syndrome is a disorder that happens when you have too much cortisol in your blood. Cortisol is a hormone that helps control blood pressure and metabolism. Cushing's syndrome can lead to serious health problems. But treatment can often help.

Cushing's syndrome can be caused by taking steroid medicines. It can also happen if you have a tumor that causes the adrenal gland to make too much cortisol.

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Travel Warnings and Tips for Pregnant Women

If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or