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Ask the Expert: Scleroderma

by Dr. Robert Spiera
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Dr. Robert Spiera, Rheumatologist and Director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery, answers readers’ questions on scleroderma. Q1. Has there been any advancement in … More…

how to diagnose scleroderma

What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is one of the “connective tissue disorders” diagnosed and treated primarily by rheumatologists. In this condition, the interaction between autoimmunity, vascular disease and “fibrosis” results in … More…

Dr. Jessica Gordon

Q1: What is the cause of scleroderma? Does it occur in conjunction with other diseases or conditions? While the specific cause for the development of scleroderma is unknown, there is … More…

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April 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The NHL playoffs are underway, and having a strong abdominal and core muscle strength is important for keeping players in top form. Gregory Reinhardt, HSS Physical Therapist, says: "While skating, the activation of a hockey player's oblique muscles is crucial for their ability to constantly push off from their skates." To read more about core strength for hockey players, visit http://hss.edu/onthemove/core-strength-for-hockey-players/.

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