Scleroderma – Autoimmune or Not?

By: PAUL J DEMARCO, MD, FACP, FACR, RHMSUS Scleroderma is the most unique set of disorders in Rheumatology; this group of diseases bears the distinct common pathway of autoimmune involvement that ends in hardening, or “sclerosis,” of the skin. Sclerosis is caused by the proliferation of a type of cells

Spring Tips For Autoimmune Diseases

Spring can be a time of great joy and exciting events. But, they also can be times of stress, anxiety and physical demands. All of this actually can contribute to triggers for an autoimmune disease flare. TIP: Many autoimmune diseases are affected by foods we eat and stress we encounter.