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eLetter #674 | September 2, 2016  

Kids Get Scleroderma Too!

kids at conferenceJoin the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter on October 28-29th for an educational and social event for patients and family.  Scleroderma doesn't limit itself to adults, many children are also affected by this autoimmune disease. Events include a Halloween Costume Party and educational workshops for adults, young patients and siblings.  This fantastic event will be held at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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10 Things to Do To Stay Cool on Hot and Humid Days

thermometer.jpgSummer is not over yet!  Here are some helpful hints to survive the last few weeks of summer from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association's Professional Network. 

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Importance of Oral Health, Mouth-Body Connection to Rheumatic Diseases Highlighted

oral health.jpgLook inside the oral cavity of a patient for answers that go beyond what we perceive as the dentist’s domain. So goes the thinking of medical professionals interested in how oral health and bacteria-driven disease, such as periodontitis, may be linked to rheumatic disease, especially rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Use Time with Your Doctor Wisely

doctor checks patient.jpgDoctor’s appointments can be as frustrating as they are necessary. Doctors today are required by the government, insurance companies and professional organizations to carefully document nearly every aspect of patient care – from how they protect your privacy in the waiting room to how often and how long they wash their hands.  Recent study shows that Americans get, on average, 18 minutes with their primary care doctors at each visit. 

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National Office will be closed on Monday

Please note:  The National Office will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.  We will reopen again at 8:30AM EST Tuesday, September 6, for regular business hours.

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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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