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Scleroderma

Are Your Hands Almost Always Cold? You Might Have Raynaud's Syndrome

Jill S. Brown | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

If you have severe Raynaud's you can talk to your doctor about medical treatments. Some medications can help widen the blood vessels like vasodilators and calcium channel blockers, while others medications may aggravate the situation.

Why Phrases Like 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' Never Stuck With Me

Chanel White | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

I myself believe strongly in the power of miracles, however, I will not put my life on hold for something that may not manifest itself in my lifetime. I would much rather be prepared for the wreckage, than live in fear of it.

The Lure of the Lulu: Navigating Brand Name Obsessions

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

"Mom, can I get a pair of UGGS? I've never had a pair in my whole life." Should I alert the media? My daughter has lived nine years without ever slipping her foot into an UGG boot! This is madness!

Take a Tragic Moment, Sprinkle Some Humor, And Shake Vigorously

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

"Since you killed Dad today, I'll buy the pie." I uttered those precise words to my sister, Heidi, on December 1, 2013. Before you call the cops, let me explain.

How Illness Taught Me That Broken Things Can Still Be Beautiful

Chanel White | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Life is a fragile thing. In an instant it can be destroyed by a circumstance beyond your control; the existence you knew shattered like glass beneath your feet.

Bob Saget Shines a Light on Scleroderma With Cool Comedy -- Hot Cuisine

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Xaque Gruber

In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age.

Who Did I Need to Impress?

Chanel White | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

When you must face the weathered look of chronic illness day in and day out those fleeting glances in the reflection can become quite unpleasant. The ...

Even Though My Body Continues to Fail Me, Every Fiber of My Being Feels Strengthened

Chanel White | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

While I may not get as many years as I was hoping for in this life, I feel my very soul has lived a thousand years. This old soul, enlightened well beyond my 23 years, finally understands the true beauty in life.

Queen Latifah Shares Inspiring Story About Her Mother's Illness

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

Before she was boasting the highest daytime television premiere with the debut episode of “The Queen Latifah Show” last September, Queen Latifah ...

Live Like We're Dying

Jonathan Winegarden | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Jonathan Winegarden

Early this year my 15 year old sister was diagnosed with a disease called Scleroderma, which attacks the lungs heart and kidneys as well as other parts of the body. I want to give her one trip to anywhere she wants to go in the country.