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August 23, 1989
First Lady Barbara Bush was ordered onto new medication after her doctors concluded that a bothersome eye condition caused by Graves disease has not improved, her spokeswoman said. However, Press Secretary Anna Maria Perez said the specialists who examined Mrs. Bush at Walter Reed Army Hospital agreed that the disease's most serious threat--an attack on her thyroid gland--has been controlled. Mrs.
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June 23, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Missy Elliott has been out of the limelight for a few years now because she’s battling Graves' disease, undergoing treatment that has included radiation, according to media reports . The disease, which affects the thyroid gland, may not be familiar to most people, but it can cause a long litany of unpleasant symptoms. Essentially, Graves' disease causes too much thyroid hormone to be produced, a condition called hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland’s hormones help regulate the body’s metabolism, affecting mood, weight and energy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1991
With both the Bushes recently afflicted, can Graves' disease now be attributed to acute broccoli deficiency? ELLEN STERN HARRIS, Beverly Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
A new study implicates smoking in the development of Graves' disease, the thyroid disorder that afflicts George and Barbara Bush and about a million other Americans. Smoking is especially linked to bulging eyes and blurred vision that affects about one-third of those with Graves' disease, said the lead author of the Dutch study, Dr. Mark F. Prummel, a visiting scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. Prummel conducted the study with Dr.
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May 10, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush is suffering from Graves' disease, a common and treatable thyroid condition that is not life-threatening, his physicians announced Thursday. "The President remains in excellent spirits, is in good health, without adverse symptoms of any kind," said Dr. Burton Lee, Bush's personal physician. He said that he and Bush's other physicians have urged the President to relax his schedule temporarily.
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March 30, 1989 | From United Press International
First Lady Barbara Bush, suffering from swollen eyes and weight loss, has been found to have Graves' disease, a disorder of excess thyroid hormone production, her press office announced Wednesday. A spokeswoman said the First Lady "feels just fine," and was only alerted to the condition when her eyes "really began to bug her." In a statement, the White House announced that Mrs.
SPORTS
January 30, 1992 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
I like happy endings. The only trouble with them is that there aren't enough of them. Gail Devers may be one. She's down to one thyroid pill a day; her beeper lets her know when it's 8 p.m. California time, wherever she happens to be. "I look at it as a second chance at life," she said the other day with her smile and her big eyes shining. But she remembers when she couldn't stand to see her bloated body in the mirror or to see her skin-and-bones figure.
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baffled by the extraordinary coincidence of both the President and First Lady developing Graves' disease, experts are analyzing the water supply at the White House, Camp David, the Bush vacation home in Maine and the vice president's residence, where the Bushes lived for eight years, the White House said Tuesday.
NEWS
May 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vice President Dan Quayle has discussed the possibility that the aged plumbing system at the vice presidential mansion might be linked to Graves' disease, the thyroid ailment suffered by President and Barbara Bush, a published report said. David Beckwith, press aide to Quayle, told the New York Times that Quayle and his wife wondered if the plumbing at the mansion might be involved. The Bushes lived at the vice president's quarters for eight years before moving to the White House.
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January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Barbara Bush underwent the last of 10 radiation treatments for an eye ailment that has impaired her vision. However, doctors may not know for four months how effective the treatment has been. Mrs. Bush suffers from Graves' disease, an immune system disorder that causes eye irritation, double vision and bulging eyes. After receiving the treatment, Mrs. Bush returned to the White House and took her daily swim, her press aide said. She then attended a briefing on the Head Start education program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1992
Your article (Aug. 2) about Gail Devers contains misleading statements about Graves' disease, a condition that affects many people. The overactive thyroid of Graves' disease does not cause the "skin to peel" or the feet to become "swollen and bloody," as stated. The therapeutic doses of radioactive iodine given for Graves' disease are not "massive"; they do not cause significant pain in the neck (as was stated in another Times article about Devers several weeks ago) and do not leave the patient "weakened and nauseated."
NEWS
August 2, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They nearly amputated the feet of the world's fastest woman. Afflicted with Graves' disease, a thyroid condition that causes her skin to peel, her hair to fall out and her feet to become swollen and bloody, Gail Devers, 25, a former UCLA runner who feared she would never again walk, won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the 100-meter dash.
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January 30, 1992 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
I like happy endings. The only trouble with them is that there aren't enough of them. Gail Devers may be one. She's down to one thyroid pill a day; her beeper lets her know when it's 8 p.m. California time, wherever she happens to be. "I look at it as a second chance at life," she said the other day with her smile and her big eyes shining. But she remembers when she couldn't stand to see her bloated body in the mirror or to see her skin-and-bones figure.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | Associated Press
President Bush, calling for a military budget that "defends people, not pork," Tuesday urged the Senate to keep the production lines rolling on the B-2 bomber and to keep up work on the Strategic Defense Initiative, also known as "Star Wars." He took aim anew at the House-passed defense spending bill, saying that if Congress sends him an "inadequate" Pentagon budget, "no matter how big a bill (or) how urgent, I will veto it."
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June 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Samples of water from the White House and the vice presidential residence have been collected and have been sent to a laboratory for further analysis, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Friday. White House doctors ordered the tests last week to see if the water contained chemicals that might have caused autoimmune-system disorders in the President, his wife, Barbara, and their dog, Millie. Fitzwater said the preliminary judgment of Dr.
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baffled by the extraordinary coincidence of both the President and First Lady developing Graves' disease, experts are analyzing the water supply at the White House, Camp David, the Bush vacation home in Maine and the vice president's residence, where the Bushes lived for eight years, the White House said Tuesday.
NEWS
June 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Samples of water from the White House and the vice presidential residence have been collected and have been sent to a laboratory for further analysis, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Friday. White House doctors ordered the tests last week to see if the water contained chemicals that might have caused autoimmune-system disorders in the President, his wife, Barbara, and their dog, Millie. Fitzwater said the preliminary judgment of Dr.
NEWS
May 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vice President Dan Quayle has discussed the possibility that the aged plumbing system at the vice presidential mansion might be linked to Graves' disease, the thyroid ailment suffered by President and Barbara Bush, a published report said. David Beckwith, press aide to Quayle, told the New York Times that Quayle and his wife wondered if the plumbing at the mansion might be involved. The Bushes lived at the vice president's quarters for eight years before moving to the White House.
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