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By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/08/2014 11:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Like many of us, David Jay sets goals for himself every New Year's. But to track his progress, he goes a step further than many: He spends time each week enteri...
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The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.
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April is MAKE A DIFFERENCE Sarcoidosis Awareness Month ... Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS)  Many people have never heard of the disease, let alone the treatments and causes. Sarcoidosis is an elusive disease and a Silent Killer! There is no known cause for the disease, and to date there is no cure. The Month of April is a good time to LEARN EDUCATE and give DONATIONS and SUPPORT to this puzzling disease. 

S A R C O I D O S I S
S is for spirit, with which we battle you...
A is for attitude, it helps to see us through...
R is for resilient, for we shall not give in...
C is for conquer, the cure someday we'll win...
O is for often, the drugs we have to take...
I is for indefinite, for choices we will make...
D is for doctor, those who try to do some good...
O is for overwhelming, symptoms not well understood...
S is for severe, a chronic illness with no pause...
I is for incredible, to date - still no known cause...
S is for sharing, in unity - we are strong and our fortitude shall see us through, the cure will come along.

Sarcoidosis, a disease that affects many of our fellow citizens and people around the world, remains shrouded in mystery.  Sarcoidosis can strike people of all races and of all ages.

Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease that can affect any organ. Sarcoidosis and cancer may mimic one another, making the distinction difficult. Its cause is unknown and there is currently no cure. Creating awareness of the disease and its effects on millions of people in the world is critically important.

Diagnosing Sarcoidosis can be tricky. Symptoms can vary widely, depending on the part of the body involved, or there may be no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may be vague and not specific to Sarcoidosis—such as weight loss, fever, depression, night sweats, and sleep problems.

This designation is needed to heighten public awareness about this neglected, chronic and disabling disease. The best way we can support individuals who suffer from the disease is to educate the public and increase the understanding of this disease between its victims, the medical profession and the citizens across the country.

Like everything else with this disease, prognosis for people diagnosed with Sarcoidosis varies. Many individuals live a long life, while in others the disease progresses and causes organ damage. In rare cases it can be fatal. A proper diagnosis begins with Public Awareness. Education is one of our best weapons against this debilitating disease. This designation is an important step in the right direction in our efforts to heighten awareness around the world. Sarcoidosis is often mistaken for other diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and tuberculosis.

Today take the time to salute the victims of Sarcoidosis who demonstrate great strength, courage and determination in their efforts to cope with this disease. And pay tribute to their family members and to other concerned people around the world who are engaged in grass-roots efforts to promote awareness of sarcoidosis, as well as improved treatment and support for its victims.

By Raising Awareness of Sarcoidosis and support the research efforts of scientists and physicians as they support Sarcoidosis patients, and work toward improved treatments and one day, a CURE.

Please JOIN THE FIGHT and HELP SAVE LIVES!
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Some people aren't doing dairy, others skip sugar and gluten is usually out. The fad and science behind not eating entire food groups for weeks at a time.
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Does a recreational drug and horse tranquilizer really have potential as an effective treatment for one of the toughest, and most common, psychiatric illnesses out there?
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Suicide Prevention Sheds a Longstanding Taboo: Talking About Attempts http://nyti.ms/1iKINlN
For decades, mental health organizations have featured speakers with various disorders. But until now, discussing suicide attempts has been virtually off limits.
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The world’s largest organization of cancer doctors plans to rate the cost effectiveness of expensive oncology drugs, and will urge physicians to use the ratings to discuss the costs with their patients.
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Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?
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