On January 18, Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died in New York at the age of 67 due to a combination of problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Frey’s manager, Irving Azoff, said that Frey secretly battled rheumatoid arthritis for more than 15 years before he died.
In the outpouring of mourning for Glenn Frey on Twitter, Cheryl Koehn, Founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts and a rheumatoid arthritis patient of 25 years, tweeted, “I’m tired of hearing “no one dies of arthritis”. Time for main stream media to recognize our losses. RIP Glenn.”
The band is famous for tracks such as Take It Easy and Hotel California. Despite his secret battle with RA, Frey participated in the Arthritis Foundation’s 2013 Walk to Cure Arthritis Fundraiser. Below is a picture from the Arthritis Foundation’s website of Frey and rheumatologist Dr. Rinaldi from the 2013 event.
“Rheumatoid arthritis has taken the life of an incredibly talented musician, whose amazing music will always be part of our lives.” – The Arthritis Foundation Continue reading
The JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Report Card
How does your province compare?
During the last year, Arthritis Consumer Experts continuously monitored scientific and medication treatment advances that have the potential to affect the lives of those living with arthritis. The JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Report Card summarizes and ranks these medication treatment advances and helps Canadians and their rheumatologists identify how their province measures up to other provinces in terms of providing reimbursement access to medications approved for autoimmune forms of arthritis.
The understanding of combination medication therapy allows people with arthritis to live healthier, more productive lives. To help prepare the arthritis consumer with the information they need to talk to their healthcare provider, this issue of JointHealth™monthly will also look at:
- New arthritis medications on the horizon
- The coast-to-coast discussion about a national pharmacare program
- Take action now to improve your province’s drug formulary ranking
What can patients like you do? Continue reading
Voici ce sur quoi nous avons travaillé cet automne.
Les meilleurs milieux de travail au Canada pour les employés atteints d’arthrite
Toutes nos félicitations à l’Université Simon Fraser, L’Oréal Canada et High Liner Foods, les récipiendaires des prix 2015 des Meilleurs milieux de travail au Canada pour les employés atteints d’arthrite. Voici quelques-unes des meilleures pratiques identifiées dans le cadre de notre processus d’entrevue : Continue reading
Here’s what we’ve been working on this Fall
Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis
Congratulations to Simon Fraser University, L’Oréal Canada and High Liner Foods for winning the 2015 Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis award.
Here are some best practices identified during our interview process: Continue reading
Investing in employee health and wellness: 2015 Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis
In this issue of JointHealth™ monthly, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) announces the winners of the 2015 Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis award. Using an extensive evaluation process, ACE has awarded Simon Fraser University, L’Oréal Canada and High Liner Foodsfor their best arthritis practices in the workplace and their commitment to investing in employees’ health and well-being.
ACE also looks at recent policy changes in the private health insurance that potentially could affect employees living and working with arthritis. In this issue, you will find:
- The winners for the 2015 Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis award
- What you need to know about arthritis in the workplace
- New policies in private health insurance