Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

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

Category Archives: Education

Taking Control of Your Life: Food as Medicine

Joanne Pappas Nottage, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and speaker at our April 2017 Patient Education Conference, spent years struggling to get correctly diagnosed and treated for her autoimmune … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thriving with Functional Medicine

Joanne Pappas Nottage, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and speaker at our April 2017 Patient Education Conference, spent years struggling to get correctly diagnosed and treated for her autoimmune … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 1 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

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

Gaining Weight with Scleroderma

Q: My doctor wants me to gain weight but Ensure and Boost give me diarrhea. How else can I add calories? A: Gaining weight can be difficult for patients, especially … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scleroderma in Children

            If your child has recently been diagnosed with scleroderma or juvenile scleroderma, you have probably been searching the internet for information pertaining to it. You have a multitude of … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oral Health Issues in Scleroderma

Dr. Martin Hogan will be presenting on the topic of oral health care at the annual Patient Education Conference on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Naperville, Illinois. For more information … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Improving Quality of Sleep

A common problem associated with chronic illnesses is trouble sleeping and enjoying a disruption-free quality night’s sleep. Dr. Hrayr Attarian presented on this topic at the Patient Education Conference in … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scleroderma and Overlapping Conditions

Tamiko Katsumoto, MD, in 2012 presented an informative talk explaining the many different conditions that can overlap with scleroderma and the grey areas that can occur as well. Her presentation … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment