Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

Information and inspiration for scleroderma patients and caregivers. Serving people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

VIDEO: What Should I Eat?

Our fall Patient Education Conference welcomed Registered Dietician Beth Doerfler. She answered your nutrition questions as they related to scleroderma, such as: – Someone who I know that had scleroderma … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Scleroderma and Stimulating Immune System Response

This past October, the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter was pleased to welcome Dr. Jaehyuk Choi to Northwestern for our Patient Education Conference. Dr. Choi’s background includes both medical and post … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Improving Your Health in Three Easy Breaths: Intro to Yogic Breathing

Yogic breathing, or pranayama, is fundamental in the practice of yoga. Its overarching goal is to increase energy in both the body and the mind. It has many benefits that … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: Valarie Hutchison, Support Group Leader, Green Bay/NE Wisconsin

Recently we interviewed Valarie Hutchison, one of our support group leaders! She talks about the benefits of joining a group, advice for patients and finding inspiration. She invites you to get involved … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leg “Cramping” Your Style? Ask the Dietician.

At the Patient Education Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago on October 15, 2016, Registered Dietitian Beth Doerfler answered patient questions regarding nutrition and scleroderma. If you have any … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How I Turned My Life Around by Not Letting Scleroderma Define Me

Kelly Kohls has battled scleroderma for the past 13 years and is dedicated to learning how to more effectively deal with the hardships and struggles that accompany the disease. Over … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Knock Out Scleroderma!

Many brave souls made their way to UFC Gym on May 21, 2016 for an action-packed morning of boxing at the 2nd annual Knock Out Scleroderma! The McCaffrey family started this … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Exercise Can Change Your Life: One Patient’s Inspiring Journey and Practical Tips for Everyone

Christina Montalvo is a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutrition Coach. She met Marie, a scleroderma patient, almost four years ago at a local gym and started focusing on improving Marie’s … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Progress in Diagnosis and Management of Scleroderma Lung Disease

  Watch John Varga, MD speak at the Scleroderma Patient Education Conference on October 10, 2015. The video highlights important details about current treatments, the importance of accurate diagnosis and … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Management of the Skin in Scleroderma

Lauren Graham, MD, PhD, from the Northwestern Department of Dermatology joined us in October to discuss ways to manage the skin in scleroderma patients. Topics included treatment of telangiectasia using … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment