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Holiday shoppers can help in fight against ‘mystery disease’ Sjogren's

“I was always very active. . . . But after the birth of my second child, I felt so horrible I had to stop for the longest time. Happily, I’ve learned how to manage the disease, so I am able to exercise and play tennis again,” says Kim Gross, who has Sjögren’s Syndrome.
“I was always very active. . . . But after the birth of my second child, I felt so horrible I had to stop for the longest time. Happily, I’ve learned how to manage the disease, so I am able to exercise and play tennis again,” says Kim Gross, who has Sjögren’s Syndrome.
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For the longest time, Kim Gross felt like she was talking and nobody was listening. “I was going from one doctor to the other, and I actually felt like they were brushing me off,” said Gross, a Latham resident who complained of muscle fatigue and dry eyes and mouth for six years before being diagnosed with Sjögren’s Syndrome in 2005. “They would tell me, ‘You just had a baby, no wonder you feel horrible,’ but ...

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