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APRIL IS NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS AWARENESS MONTH

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In 2008, Congress declared April as National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month to bring more attention to this rare, multisystem disease. Sarcoidosis causes inflammation, called granuloma, in different areas of the body. Because it can appear anywhere from the lungs to the eyes to the heart, it can manifest in a variety of symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes, skin sores, and lumps in the lungs—or no symptoms at all. With treatment, many people recover, although it can take several years. The late comedian Berniw Mac had sarcoidosis and last month choirmaster Ricky Dillard revealed that he had been diagnoses with the disease. For more information on sarcoidosis visit the Bernie Mac Foundation. http://berniemacfoundation.org

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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