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May 31, 1999 | JAMIE TALAN, NEWSDAY
Walking in the Sahara desert and sticking your head in the sand--with eyes open: That's how people describe the painful and disabling symptoms of a puzzling inflammatory condition called Sjogren's syndrome. Affecting millions of Americans, Sjogren's is a condition that leaves the eyes and mouth painfully dry and gritty. Scientists suspect that it is an autoimmune disorder affecting all the body's moisture-producing glands.
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January 10, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Tennis star Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, more than four months after announcing that she has Sjogren's syndrome . "After several months of training and treatment, I am making steady progress to top competitive form," the 31-year-old wrote on her website Monday. "My diet and fitness regimen have allowed me to make great strides in terms of my health and I am very close to being able to return to WTA competition. " Williams finished, "I have every intention to return to the circuit in February.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1993 | CONSTANCE SOMMER
The local chapter of the National Sjogren's Syndrome Assn. will host its first area conference at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Speakers at the free forum will include Barbara Henry, the president of the Phoenix-based organization, and local physicians.
NEWS
August 31, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Tennis star Venus Williams has withdrawn from the U.S. Open shortly before her second-round match, announcing that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that can lead to dry eyes, dry mouth and painful joint problems. "I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon," said Williams, who has spent considerable time off the court for various health issues, from a hip injury to a viral infection.  Sjogren's (pronounced "show-grins")
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Tennis star Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, more than four months after announcing that she has Sjogren's syndrome . "After several months of training and treatment, I am making steady progress to top competitive form," the 31-year-old wrote on her website Monday. "My diet and fitness regimen have allowed me to make great strides in terms of my health and I am very close to being able to return to WTA competition. " Williams finished, "I have every intention to return to the circuit in February.
NEWS
August 31, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Tennis star Venus Williams has withdrawn from the U.S. Open shortly before her second-round match, announcing that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that can lead to dry eyes, dry mouth and painful joint problems. "I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon," said Williams, who has spent considerable time off the court for various health issues, from a hip injury to a viral infection.  Sjogren's (pronounced "show-grins")
SPORTS
August 31, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Reporting from New York -- Venus Williams isn't ready to walk away from tennis, but she had to Wednesday, leaving the U.S. Open with her head down. Williams, 31, pulled out of her second-round match against 22nd-seeded Sabine Lisicki, a big-serving German who is a decade younger than Venus. In a statement, Williams said she had an autoimmune illness called Sjogren's syndrome. The illness, Williams said, "affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain. " Carlos Fleming, Williams' longtime agent, looked downcast outside the locker room after the announcement.
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Tennis star Venus Williams was in Santa Monica on Thursday, doing fitness demonstrations, leading regular, less-in-shape folks in some exercise and promoting Jamba Juice because she likes to be able to add wheatgrass shots to her juice. Since announcing at the 2011 U.S. Open that she suffered from Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects her energy levels and can leave her eyes and mouth exceptionally dry, Williams has taken the lead in learning about nutrition, diet and just about everything else about her body.
HEALTH
April 20, 1998 | DR. GLENN T. CLARK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a dark and stormy night, the kind on which oral bacteria multiply like mosquitoes in a swamp. The shrill ring of the phone cut through the blackness like a laser drill through tooth decay. "Hello?" Dr. Di Agnostic mumbled into the receiver. She heard a hoarse whisper. "Ya gotta help me, Doc," it pleaded. "I can't chew, I can barely talk, and my head is pounding like a Louisiana brass band." She'd heard it before, and it wasn't good news. The symptoms clicked like a well-aligned bite.
SPORTS
August 31, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Reporting from New York -- Venus Williams isn't ready to walk away from tennis, but she had to Wednesday, leaving the U.S. Open with her head down. Williams, 31, pulled out of her second-round match against 22nd-seeded Sabine Lisicki, a big-serving German who is a decade younger than Venus. In a statement, Williams said she had an autoimmune illness called Sjogren's syndrome. The illness, Williams said, "affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain. " Carlos Fleming, Williams' longtime agent, looked downcast outside the locker room after the announcement.
HEALTH
May 31, 1999 | JAMIE TALAN, NEWSDAY
Walking in the Sahara desert and sticking your head in the sand--with eyes open: That's how people describe the painful and disabling symptoms of a puzzling inflammatory condition called Sjogren's syndrome. Affecting millions of Americans, Sjogren's is a condition that leaves the eyes and mouth painfully dry and gritty. Scientists suspect that it is an autoimmune disorder affecting all the body's moisture-producing glands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1993 | CONSTANCE SOMMER
The local chapter of the National Sjogren's Syndrome Assn. will host its first area conference at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Speakers at the free forum will include Barbara Henry, the president of the Phoenix-based organization, and local physicians.
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