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eLetter #698 | February 10, 2017  

South Carolina Patient Conference a Success

The foundation’s South Carolina Chapter held its seventh annual Amy K. Parrish Patient Education Conference last weekend on Medical University of South Carolina’s Charleston campus.  The event featured a number of greatcarol pic.jpg speakers including noted rheumatologist and distinguished professor Dr. Richard Silver, Dr. Eric Zollars and Paralympian swimmer and patient Lindsay Grogan.  

Participants came away with a greater understanding of many facets of scleroderma.  The day prior to the conference, foundation board vice chair Carol Feghali-Bostwick opened the doors to her lab for two tours.  Click here to see a video taken at the conclusion of a tour presenting attendees with a wonderful memento.

Gain Insight Into What Exactly Causes
the Winter Blues

With a majority of the country in the grips of frigid weather, here’s a great article detailing how to effectively contend with the winter blues.  It’s a quick read, chock full of pertinent information explaing the root of this sadness.  fight winter blues.jpg  Before we all know it, or at least those living in areas where winter has roared in, the snow will be gone and springtime will be here!   




Conference Scholarship Applications
Still Being Accepted

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The National Conference brings hope to those who may have thought they were alone in the fight against scleroderma. Thanks to the generous support of many donors and chapters, conference scholarships are available to the 2017 National Patient Education Conference in Chandler, Arizona from July 21-23, 2017.

Apply now >>

Great Tips on What Not to Say as a Caregiver

In this article, noted caregiver Amy Goyer outlines 11 things that should1140-signs-your-loved-one-might-need-more-care_imgcache_rev1 never be said to fellow caregivers.  Ann draws on her extensive experience to furnish helpful and useful information.  


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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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