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2011-08-05 13:51:00

Mercury Insurance Open's Kitty Winterhalter Lopez Recently Diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kitty Winterhalter has long helped professional tennis tournaments become successful. This year, she's asking a pro tennis tournament to help her.

2011-07-12 22:19:22

Systemic scleroderma has slowed Tracy Zinn but it has not stopped her from working.

2011-07-05 10:00:00

Building a "Bridge to Hope" in San Francisco July 8-10 DANVERS, Mass., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 600 people are anticipated to visit the heart of San Francisco Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10, for the Scleroderma Foundation's 13th Annual National Patient Education Conference.

2011-05-31 12:00:00

Going Social to Spread the Word in 2011 DANVERS, Mass., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Scleroderma Awareness Month, and you can become an advocate for the Scleroderma Foundation by raising awareness and teaching others about this chronic, connective tissue disease.

2011-05-11 00:35:25

A new study by researchers in Hong Kong suggests that systemic sclerosis is an independent determinant for moderate to severe coronary calcification or atherosclerosis.

2011-03-28 17:19:49

A drug approved to treat certain types of cancer has shown promising results in the treatment of patients with scleroderma, according to results from an open-label Phase II trial.

2011-03-18 08:45:00

Vistancia Roadrunners Car Club Holds Breath of Life Car Show for Pulmonary Fibrosis PEORIA, Ariz., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vistancia Roadrunners Car Club is driving an effort to raise awareness and funding for a deadly lung disease that threatens one of their members. Elliot Walsey was diagnosed September 2006 with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly lung disease that has no FDA approved treatment and no cure.

2011-03-08 15:44:12

Researchers in Europe reported that treatment with modified-release sildenafil significantly reduced the frequency of attacks of Raynaud's phenomenon in patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc), also known as scleroderma.

2010-12-08 15:40:00

Pulmonary Fibrosis Claims as Many Lives Each Year as Breast Cancer, Yet Virtually Unknown PEORIA, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elliot Walsey is on a mission to save others who suffer from the disease that will likely kill him.

2010-11-08 11:17:42

New research from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) suggests that up to 40 percent of scleroderma patients will not be correctly diagnosed with the disorder using a new automated commercial screening test.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.