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Say goodbye to your high heels…

Woman feet with heelsOr maybe tuck them away in your closet once in a while. Last year, at Arthritis Research Canada’s Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) event, there was a section commenting on “changing shoes”, arthritis and self-identity. One lady in that research said:

“I started wearing flat shoes. So flat shoes meant pants and never wearing dresses and I was dressing differently and my life became different and after a couple of years, it just, you know, it [RA] wasn’t getting any better…I came to realization that this was it, I was giving up skiing, tennis, that part of my life’s gone.”

This is a demonstration of a causal relationship between arthritis and wearing high heels – I have arthritis; therefore, I am unable to wear high heels when my joints are inflamed or in pain. For those with a wandering mind, you may ask yourself: Can I get arthritis from wearing high heels? If yes, what can I do to add glamour to an outfit and boost my confidence without wearing high heels? 

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Arthrite-recherche Canada reçoit le Prix du partenariat de l’IRSC

Le partenariat illustre comment les chercheurs, les patients et le secteur privé peuvent collaborer au profit des consommateurs
ARC logoLe centre Arthrite-recherche Canada et son directeur scientifique, le Dr John Esdaile, se sont vu décerner le Prix du partenariat des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC) de 2014 pour avoir créé, en collaboration avec le comité Arthritis Consumer Experts et Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, un programme novateur qui aide les Canadiens à mieux prévenir l’arthrite et à la prendre en charge. Par leur Programme de dépistage de l’arthrite Shoppers Drug Mart, ces partenaires ont montré comment les chercheurs, les patients et le secteur privé peuvent coopérer pour offrir aux Canadiens des solutions sur le plan de la santé.

Pour en savoir plus sur ce partenariat, consultez les liens ci-dessous :

Arthritis Research Canada receives CIHR Partnership Award

Arthritis Research Canada and its Scientific Director, Dr. John Esdaile, have received the 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnership Award for developing, in collaboration with Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, an innovative screening program to help Canadians better prevent and manage arthritis.

To learn about this partnership, please visit the associated links below:

CIHR’s news release

Ministerial Announcement – Health Minister Rona Ambrose Launches Innovative Arthritis Screening Program at Shoppers Drug Mart

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Le pharmacien : un membre essentiel de votre équipe de soins

Pharmacist Close upConsulter avec régularité votre équipe de soins de santé, qui comprend votre médecin et votre pharmacien, constitue une étape importante pour la protection de votre santé. Le médecin dispose des détails de vos antécédents médicaux et de la formation pour établir un diagnostic ou prendre une décision concernant votre traitement.

Cela dit, les gens consultent huit fois plus souvent leur pharmacien que leur médecin généraliste. Si l’on tient compte de la fréquence à laquelle les gens se procurent des médicaments en vente libre comme l’acétaminophène, les suppléments alimentaires, les attelles et les médicaments d’ordonnance, le pharmacien est une ressource précieuse. Non seulement possède-t-il la formation nécessaire pour préparer et dispenser les médicaments prescrits par le médecin, mais il peut également : Continue reading

The Pharmacist: A key member of your healthcare team

Pharmacist Close upConsulting regularly with your healthcare team, including your doctor and pharmacist, is important for protecting your specific arthritis health issues. Physicians have the details of your medical history and the training to make a diagnosis and decision about your arthritis treatment.

Having said that, people see their pharmacists about eight times more often than their primary care physician. Pharmacists are important resources, based on the frequency that people with arthritis purchase over-the-counter treatments such as acetaminophen, nutritional supplements, splints, and prescription medications. Not only are pharmacists trained to prepare and dispense medications prescribed by physicians, they can also: Continue reading

Arthritis Myths Debunked

Arthritis Myths Debunked

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Arthritis Consumer Experts, together with Shoppers Drug Mart and Arthritis Research Canada (formerly known as the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada), is debunking common arthritis myths that abound in everyday life. If you or someone you know thought the below myths are the truth, think again. By arming yourself with the answers below, we hope you feel empowered to embrace your arthritis and help others living with the disease.

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