Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

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

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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

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 · 1 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

Spotlight: Britney Helm, Support Group Leader, Milwaukee

Recently we interviewed Britney Helm, one of our new support group leaders! She’s excited to be starting a group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and invites you to get involved. If you are … Continue reading

January 20, 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

Preparing for a Doctor Appointment

Patients that have been diagnosed with scleroderma often have many questions regarding how to prepare for their doctor appointments. Common questions include: how to have multiple physicians talk to each … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Treatment Options for GERD

This week Bethany Doerfler MS, RD, LDN, a clinical research specialist working with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, answers one of the many questions that patients prescribed new medications may … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment