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,
Importance of Oral Health, Mouth-Body Connection to Rheumatic Diseases Highlighted
Look 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).
Doctor’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.
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.
The Scleroderma Foundation is a qualified national nonprofit operating under 501(c)(3) status. The foundation’s federal tax identification number is 52-1375827. Our primary goal is to raise funds for our three-fold mission of support, education and research. The foundation has 20 active chapters and 160 support groups across the country.