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  • n  loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)

  • Androgenetic alopecia is the most common diagnosis.
  • Some servicemen feared alopecia (loss of hair) or leucopenia (loss of white corpuscles).
  • For Thomas Broom, 30, Rudi's male model, the prospect of all-over alopecia held no horror: "I've wanted to shed my hair for a long time.
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  • Teen spreads the word: ‘Bullying needs to stop’
    A young teen who learned how to stand up to bullies after they nearly drove her to suicide, helped lead an anti-bullying rally on Monday at Jump America, a trampoline park in Gurnee. The bullying began around the same time Camille Paddock, 14, of northwest suburban Huntley, discovered her first bald spot. She was in the fourth grade. Diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata, which ...
    July 23, 2013 - Lake County News-Sun
  • Anti-bullying rally benefit in Gurnee
    An anti-bullying rally to benefit the Global Alopecia Mission will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 22 at Jump America, 880 Lakeside Drive, Gurnee.
    July 21, 2013 - Daily Herald
  • Anti-bullying rally is Monday night in Gurnee
    A 14-year-old girl from Huntley will hold an anti-bullying rally Monday night at the Jump America facility in Gurnee. Camille Paddock suffers from Alopecia Areata, a serious auto-immune disease that causes hair loss and other serious health issues. The McHenry County resident got teased by her friends and others at school because of her hair loss — “You’re a hairless cat,” said one student to ...
    July 21, 2013 - Lake County News-Sun

  • Rupert Everett in
    Everett, 47, said: "I take medication for alopecia. It means I don't have any sperm left. If I stop taking the pills, all my hair will fall out, but I would rather have hair than sperm."
  • Doris Day in
    The effect is called traction alopecia. The constant tugging by a tight band can scar hair follicles and cause them to stop growing new hair,says Doris Day, a dermatologist in NYC She suggests switching pony positions daily to alleviate tension.
  • Charlie Villanueva in Hartford Courant
    I don't think I would be the person I am today or the basketball player I am today if I didn't have Alopecia,Villanueva said. "I think everything happens for a reason. Having this condition made me a stronger person and a better basketball...

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