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Scleroderma (skleer-oh-DUR-muh) comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin.  Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disorder which means the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system.  In the simplest of terms, Scleroderma is an overproduction of collagen that can result in thickening or tightening of skin and scarring of internal organs. 
5.30.2012 - A team of researchers have identified a peptide that can block fibrosis of the skin and lungs, according to a report published today. “Lung fibrosis currently is the number one cause of death in patients with scleroderma,” said the report’s senior author Carol A. Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D.
Scleroderma Research Foundation - www.srfcure.org

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases www.niams.nih.gov/
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2012 St. Luke's Hospital Healthy Woman Award honorees

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Becky Allmeroth, Chris Wilson, Julie Harbor, Kelly Ellison (Founder, The Relief Foundation)

The St. Luke's Healthy Woman Award strives to recognize and celebrate women who not only take steps to improve their own health, but also inspire better health in our community.

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