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By Dr. Neil Solomon | December 8, 1992
Dear Dr. Solomon: My husband has emphysema, and his doctor has referred him to an exercise program. My husband was never much of an athlete, and I think that especially with his emphysema, an exercise program is probably the last thing he needs. I'd rather have him alive with emphysema than have him drop dead pretending to be an athlete. I would greatly appreciate any comment you might make on the subject. -- Kay, Randallstown, Md.Dear Kay: For a person with emphysema, the purpose of an exercise program is rehabilitation, not to make him an athlete.
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August 31, 2009
RICHARD EGAN, 73 Former U.S. ambassador to Ireland Richard Egan, who rose from street kid to the U.S. ambassador to Ireland after making millions of dollars founding data storage giant EMC Corp., has died. He was 73. Egan, who was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in May, died at his Boston home, his family said in a statement Friday night. The family said Egan also suffered from emphysema, diabetes and high blood pressure. Egan was an electrical engineer and a former U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot who worked at Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and Intel before he co-founded data storage technology provider EMC in 1979.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Contributing Writer | December 8, 1992
My doctor has urged me to stop smoking because low levels of some enzyme in my blood show that I am at high risk to develop lung disease. Could you help me to understand the problem?Undoubtedly your doctor has found that you have low levels of the enzyme alpha-antitrypsin (AAT) in your blood. A deficiency of AAT is a fairly common inherited disorder associated with an increased tendency to develop emphysema, a chronic lung disease that leads to increasing shortness of breath as it progresses.
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January 25, 2007
BENJAMIN F. HOLMAN, 76 Reporter, professor Benjamin F. Holman, a newspaper and television reporter who later worked for the Justice Department and as a University of Maryland journalism professor, died Saturday of complications from emphysema and congestive heart failure. In 1969, President Richard M. Nixon named him head of community relations at the Justice Department, a post he held for eight years. He joined the UM's journalism faculty in 1978, and was acting dean from 1980 to 1981.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | December 22, 1992
Detroit -- Twelve years after he kicked a heavy, lifetime smoking habit, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young still pays a big price.Young has emphysema and intermittent bouts of bronchitis, a related respiratory ailment. Both are lung problems that leave him tired from activity that most of us take for granted, such as climbing stairs or sitting up.Emphysema, an irreversible lung disorder, is very common among American smokers, says Dr. Kevin Grady, a pulmonary and intensive care specialist at Detroit's St. John Hospital.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1996
Experimental lung surgery intended to help emphysema patients will be covered for Medicare recipients who take part in a clinical trial at the University of Maryland Medical Center and 17 other hospitals.The nationwide trial, to begin next year, will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of volume-reduction surgery for patients in the late stage of emphysema.In this procedure, surgeons remove about a third of the lung to increase its efficiency and relieve shortness of breath.Not all volunteers, however, will have the operation.
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By Brendan Kearney and Brendan Kearney,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2003
A 79-year-old woman died early yesterday after fire destroyed her Parkville home. Louise W. Stevens, a World War II veteran and one-time secretary at an Eastern Avenue auto supply shop, died while being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, said one of her sons. Stevens, who had emphysema and breathed with the help of oxygen tanks, lived alone in the white house in the 1900 block of Mountain Ave. Her husband died this year, said her son, Harry Stevens. Frank Barilla, who lives across the street, said he called 911 just before 3 a.m. after hearing a loud explosion.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,University of Maryland Medical Center Pub Date: 6/10/96 SUN STAFF | June 10, 1996
A once-discredited operation that was designed to ease the misery of emphysema is winning a new following among doctors who have little else to offer people struggling for every breath.But even as the procedure is restoring vitality to hundreds of patients -- most of them former smokers -- its revival has raised concerns that it is being performed too widely without conclusive evidence of how well or how often it works.The federal government in January withdrew Medicare coverage until a clinical trial resolves questions.
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April 20, 1992
Neville Brand, 71, a "tough guy" character actor who appeared in more than 40 films including "Stalag 17" and "The Birdman of Alcatraz," died of emphysema Thursday in Sacramento, Calif.
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March 2, 1991
Hensleigh Cecil Wedgwood, 82, former president of his family's Wedgwood china company, died Thursday of complications of emphysema in Dallas. Mr. Wedgwood became president of the company in 1945 and is credited with improving its reputation and sales.
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By Brendan Kearney and Brendan Kearney,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2003
A 79-year-old woman died early yesterday after fire destroyed her Parkville home. Louise W. Stevens, a World War II veteran and one-time secretary at an Eastern Avenue auto supply shop, died while being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, said one of her sons. Stevens, who had emphysema and breathed with the help of oxygen tanks, lived alone in the white house in the 1900 block of Mountain Ave. Her husband died this year, said her son, Harry Stevens. Frank Barilla, who lives across the street, said he called 911 just before 3 a.m. after hearing a loud explosion.
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April 16, 2002
Roger "Bob" Butler, who started a home improvement business after retiring as a Baltimore police officer, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his home in Arnold. He was 73. A native of Frederick, Okla., he joined the Navy when he was 17 and served as an electrician during World War II. While stationed in Annapolis, he met Audrey May of Baltimore. They were married for 53 years and had lived in Arnold for the past 29 years. After leaving the Navy, he worked briefly as an electrician before he became a police officer.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2001
Gladys Moore loved her neighborhood's children. She loved them so much that she ignored her family's urging to move out of her longtime home in an East Baltimore public housing complex. She continued to sell candy, treats and soda from her apartment for spare change -- even as she battled emphysema -- to keep the children coming in her door. On Tuesday, the children of Somerset Homes lost their source of candy and grandmotherly love. Ms. Moore, known as "Miss Gladys" and the "candy lady," was found stabbed to death in her bedroom.
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December 4, 2000
Turlington diagnosed with emphysema Model Christy Turlington, starring in a series of anti-smoking commercials on American and British television, has emphysema. The 31-year-old model told the Times newspaper that she was diagnosed with early stage emphysema after undergoing a lung scan in New York. Turlington said she smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day between the ages of 13 and 26, with a two-year break. "The really frightening thing is, there was enough of an effect from my smoking that it caused permanent damage," she said.
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August 10, 1998
Delbert Ward, 67, a dairy farmer who became a cause celebre and the topic of an award-winning film when he was charged with smothering an ailing brother to spare him from suffering, died Thursday in Munnsville, N.Y. A cause of death was not disclosed.Mr. Ward, who maintained that his brother had died naturally, was acquitted.Richard N. "Dick" Young, 69, who as a reporter and member of the Kennedy Space Center news staff spent 32 years helping the world keep up with events in space exploration, died of emphysema Aug. 2 in Edgewater, Fla.Rabbi Leibish Lefkowitz, 78, an important figure in the organization of Kiryas Joel, the politically powerful Satmar Hasidic community in Orange County, N.Y., that has repeatedly gone to court over the issue of public financing for its religiously based schools, died Aug. 1 of pneumonia at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.
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November 21, 1997
Ingvar Johansson, 67, a Swedish pianist who played with some of jazz's biggest names before losing his right hand in an accident, died in his hometown of Ostersund, 250 miles northwest of Stockholm, the Swedish news agency TT reported Tuesday. It did not give the date or cause of death. After losing his hand, Mr. Johansson learned to play trombone.Robert Kane, 72, a travel writer who created the "A to Z" and "World at Its Best" series of guides, died of a heart attack Nov. 10 in New York.
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April 26, 1996
William A. Doyle, 71, whose syndicated financial column appeared in more than 100 newspapers, died Friday of emphysema in Rockledge, Fla. His column, "The Investor's Guide," appeared five times weekly from 1981 until last year, when he cut back to three times weekly.Pub Date: 4/26/96
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January 25, 2007
BENJAMIN F. HOLMAN, 76 Reporter, professor Benjamin F. Holman, a newspaper and television reporter who later worked for the Justice Department and as a University of Maryland journalism professor, died Saturday of complications from emphysema and congestive heart failure. In 1969, President Richard M. Nixon named him head of community relations at the Justice Department, a post he held for eight years. He joined the UM's journalism faculty in 1978, and was acting dean from 1980 to 1981.
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November 5, 1997
Walter J. Kuron,102, a choirmaster who flew fighter planes in the German Air Force during the Red Baron's era, died yesterday in Trenton, N.J.Harrison Roth,65, one of the nation's foremost experts on options trading, died during the weekend after a lengthy illness, his New York firm, Cowen & Co., said Monday.Baron Edmond de Rothschild,71, a French banker whose extensive holdings included Bordeaux vineyards, died of emphysema Sunday in Geneva, a spokesman said.Benjamin W. Zweifach,86, a bioengineer who contributed to the understanding of emergency medicine in World War II and charted new territory in the study of microcirculation, died Oct. 23 in San Diego.
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