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By Judith Graham and Judith Graham,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 14, 2008
Andrea Wilson felt sick to her stomach when she heard comedian Bernie Mac had died Saturday in a Chicago hospital. Her private fear - the fear of sudden death - was suddenly splashed across the news. Like Mac, Wilson has sarcoidosis, a mysterious and sometimes devastating immune system disorder that causes cells to cluster and can damage organs throughout the body. Last year, the disease jumped to her brain and started causing strokelike symptoms - vision changes, numbness in her left side, tingling in her face and mouth - as well as extreme pain.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
His mother's death 16 years ago came as a sudden shock to Sean Hull. Even more distressing was the family's discovery that Ida Hull had suffered in silence for years with sarcoidosis, a debilitating, often fatal disease that frequently attacks the lungs. "I made up my mind that I would do something for her and in her memory," said Hull, 47, a banker and NCAA college basketball official. "I am working in her spirit to fight this disease. " Proceeds from the fourth annual Flip-Flop Festivus Saturday at the Four Seasons hotel in Harbor East will help continue research into what the medical community calls an under-recognized disease.
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By Michael Hirsley and Michael Hirsley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 28, 2004
CHICAGO - Reggie White probably died of a mysterious inflammatory disease of unknown origin that can strike any organ in the body, exist without detection and disappear without treatment in many cases, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Sarcoidosis in White's lungs and heart was the likely trigger that "resulted in a fatal cardiac arrhythmia," Dr. Mike Sullivan, medical examiner of Mecklenburg County, N.C., said yesterday. "Sleep apnea may have been a contributing factor." Sullivan's is the jurisdiction where White died at 7:51 a.m. Sunday after being taken from his home in Cornelius, N.C., to Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, N.C. He was 43. Though sarcoidosis is lethal in only 5 percent of cases and is reported in only one of every 2,500 U.S. residents, its insidious nature apparently has been revealed again in White's case.
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May 26, 2009
On May 19, 2009, ADAM LESANE, JR. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday, where the family will receive friends at 1:30 P.M., followed by a memorial service at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 341-0500, in memory of Adam Lesane, Jr.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | August 10, 1999
What could possibly ruin a night out at the Emmys with George Clooney?For Revlon model and former MTV VJ Karen Duffy, known to fans as "Duff," it was a crippling headache."
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November 10, 2007
On Sunday, November 4, 2007, OLGA CASSELLA (nee Rosskopf) passed away in Rutland, VT due to complications from pulmonary hypertension and sarcoidosis. She owned her own Real Estate Brokerage and Appraisal business and also was a Recreational Pilot. She is survived by sisters, Ilma Rosskopf and Edda Rosskopf. Contributions can be made to: The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, (Phn) 301-565-3004 ext 116 or The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research , 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603.
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May 26, 2009
On May 19, 2009, ADAM LESANE, JR. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday, where the family will receive friends at 1:30 P.M., followed by a memorial service at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 341-0500, in memory of Adam Lesane, Jr.
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November 17, 2008
On Thursday, November 13, 2008, FLOYD ALEXANDER SPRAGGINS, son of the late Andrew and Lillie Spraggins was summoned to the presence of his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Mabel Gittings-Spraggins; three siblings; four children; six grandchildren and predeceased by his brother. Family visitation, Monday November 17, 2008, 5pm-8pm at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 4905 York Road. Homegoing, Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 10am Wake and 11am Funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2301 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218.
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By John Harris III and John Harris III,Contributing Writer | December 14, 1993
Mary Louise Capers, treasurer of the Nannie Bell Missionary Society at Mount Moriah A.M.E church in Annapolis, had been looking for an activity to plan for her church when she was diagnosed in July with sarcoidosis, a disease that often attacks the lungs.It didn't take long for her to decide on a health fair, not only to provide information for other black people, but also to learn more about her own rare disease."I think that everyone should be aware of these diseases, and they should know how to go about trying to prevent and treat them as well," she said.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1999
Lester Clay, the Wilde Lake boys basketball coach who has been in the hospital for tests and treatment since Dec. 18, was relieved last Friday when he finally received a definite diagnosis.Originally, doctors had feared spinal cancer or multiple sclerosis; instead, Clay has sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can attack almost any organ, but in Clay's case attacked his spine.The disease, which has weakened his arms and legs, is treatable with medication. Clay said Monday that he hopes to be recovered enough to play some small role by the time Wilde Lake reaches the basketball playoffs.
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November 17, 2008
On Thursday, November 13, 2008, FLOYD ALEXANDER SPRAGGINS, son of the late Andrew and Lillie Spraggins was summoned to the presence of his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Mabel Gittings-Spraggins; three siblings; four children; six grandchildren and predeceased by his brother. Family visitation, Monday November 17, 2008, 5pm-8pm at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 4905 York Road. Homegoing, Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 10am Wake and 11am Funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2301 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218.
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By Judith Graham and Judith Graham,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 14, 2008
Andrea Wilson felt sick to her stomach when she heard comedian Bernie Mac had died Saturday in a Chicago hospital. Her private fear - the fear of sudden death - was suddenly splashed across the news. Like Mac, Wilson has sarcoidosis, a mysterious and sometimes devastating immune system disorder that causes cells to cluster and can damage organs throughout the body. Last year, the disease jumped to her brain and started causing strokelike symptoms - vision changes, numbness in her left side, tingling in her face and mouth - as well as extreme pain.
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November 10, 2007
On Sunday, November 4, 2007, OLGA CASSELLA (nee Rosskopf) passed away in Rutland, VT due to complications from pulmonary hypertension and sarcoidosis. She owned her own Real Estate Brokerage and Appraisal business and also was a Recreational Pilot. She is survived by sisters, Ilma Rosskopf and Edda Rosskopf. Contributions can be made to: The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, (Phn) 301-565-3004 ext 116 or The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research , 122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603.
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By Michael Hirsley and Michael Hirsley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 28, 2004
CHICAGO - Reggie White probably died of a mysterious inflammatory disease of unknown origin that can strike any organ in the body, exist without detection and disappear without treatment in many cases, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Sarcoidosis in White's lungs and heart was the likely trigger that "resulted in a fatal cardiac arrhythmia," Dr. Mike Sullivan, medical examiner of Mecklenburg County, N.C., said yesterday. "Sleep apnea may have been a contributing factor." Sullivan's is the jurisdiction where White died at 7:51 a.m. Sunday after being taken from his home in Cornelius, N.C., to Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, N.C. He was 43. Though sarcoidosis is lethal in only 5 percent of cases and is reported in only one of every 2,500 U.S. residents, its insidious nature apparently has been revealed again in White's case.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2000
Dr. Carol J. Johns, an international authority on a lung disease that affects young African-Americans, died Thursday of cancer at her Guilford home. She was 76. A champion of women's medical education, she was Wellesley College's acting president in 1979-1980 and was a longtime trustee of the Massachusetts institution. She was named "Medical Woman of the Year" by the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1974. She was recently named a master by the American College of Physicians. "She was an enormously nurturing person," said Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia, director of the Johns Hopkins division of pulmonary and critical care medicine.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | August 10, 1999
What could possibly ruin a night out at the Emmys with George Clooney?For Revlon model and former MTV VJ Karen Duffy, known to fans as "Duff," it was a crippling headache."
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 20, 1997
After a recent chest X-ray, my doctor told me I might have sarcoidosis. What causes it, how can I be sure I have it, and how is it likely to affect me?The dictionary defines sarcoidosis as a chronic disease characterized by the development of lesions similar to tubercles in the lungs, bones and skin. Sarcoidosis occurs throughout the world. An estimated 2.4 percent of blacks and 0.85 percent of whites are at risk to develop sarcoidosis during their lifetimes.What causes sarcoidosis is unknown.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
His mother's death 16 years ago came as a sudden shock to Sean Hull. Even more distressing was the family's discovery that Ida Hull had suffered in silence for years with sarcoidosis, a debilitating, often fatal disease that frequently attacks the lungs. "I made up my mind that I would do something for her and in her memory," said Hull, 47, a banker and NCAA college basketball official. "I am working in her spirit to fight this disease. " Proceeds from the fourth annual Flip-Flop Festivus Saturday at the Four Seasons hotel in Harbor East will help continue research into what the medical community calls an under-recognized disease.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1999
Lester Clay, the Wilde Lake boys basketball coach who has been in the hospital for tests and treatment since Dec. 18, was relieved last Friday when he finally received a definite diagnosis.Originally, doctors had feared spinal cancer or multiple sclerosis; instead, Clay has sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can attack almost any organ, but in Clay's case attacked his spine.The disease, which has weakened his arms and legs, is treatable with medication. Clay said Monday that he hopes to be recovered enough to play some small role by the time Wilde Lake reaches the basketball playoffs.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 20, 1997
After a recent chest X-ray, my doctor told me I might have sarcoidosis. What causes it, how can I be sure I have it, and how is it likely to affect me?The dictionary defines sarcoidosis as a chronic disease characterized by the development of lesions similar to tubercles in the lungs, bones and skin. Sarcoidosis occurs throughout the world. An estimated 2.4 percent of blacks and 0.85 percent of whites are at risk to develop sarcoidosis during their lifetimes.What causes sarcoidosis is unknown.
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