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      Hey, Everybody,

      I just found out about this:

      Hopkins: New Help For Graves Disease

      February 10, 1998

      BALTIMORE (Johns Hopkins) – They call her husband baseball’s Iron
      Man. Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken has played in more consecutive
      games than any other major leaguer. But Kelly Ripken is an Iron

      For three years she bravely struggled with Graves disease, a
      thyroid disorder that speeds up the body’s metabolism. She was
      plagued with a nagging headache, and couldn’t sleep or control
      her appetite. Two years and a dozen doctors later, a simple
      blood test correctly diagnosed her problem and she began

      Today, Kelly Ripken is trying to make sure no one else suffers as
      she did. She’s donating $250,000 to fund a new outreach and
      education center for people with Graves disease and other thyroid
      disorders. Ripken says the center, based at Johns Hopkins in
      Baltimore, is sorely needed.

      “Five years from now I’d like to know that when I walk down the
      street, people will come up to me and say ‘Hey Kelly, thanks a
      lot. I had thyroid (problems) and I was at my wits end. I
      called your program and now my life’s turned around and I feel
      great,'” says Ripken.

      The information center will include a phone line staffed by
      trained medical professionals who can answer questions about
      Graves disease. The toll-free number is 1-888-595-2131.

      Copyright The Johns Hopkins University, 1998. All rights

      Maybe this will pan out!


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        To answer your question: Yes there is research being done, but maybe not as much as need be. Any volunteers for helping the graves patients out there? We lost a major researcher in this field to an auto accident recently and he was a young researcher. That was a real tragedy! Hopefully more people will step forward and take interest in the cause.


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