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eLetter #646 | February 12, 2016  

New Drug Shows Promise in Reversing Skin Disease Associated with Systemic Sclerosis

niams.jpegAccording to a new study funded in part by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a new drug appears to alter the expression of certain genes associated with systemic sclerosis by blocking a key protein.

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Coping Strategies for IV and Tube Feeding

oley logo.pngThe Oley Foundation strives to enrich the lives of those living with home intravenous nutrition and tube feeding through education, advocacy and networking.   

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Free/Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Clinics

nmedslogo.pngThanks to NeedyMeds you can find free and low-cost clinics in your area.  Free and low-cost clinics provide primary and preventive medical and dental care. 

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6 Things to Know About Massage Therapy for Health Purposes

deep-tissue-massage.jpgThere is a lot of scientific research on massage therapy and most of that research is preliminary or conflicting.  On the bright side, much of the evidence points toward beneficial effects on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions.

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Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.

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