Meet Janet Yale. She is the president and CEO of The Arthritis Society and the chair of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada. In this video, Ms. Yale discusses the challenges women in the workforce who live arthritis face, especially when they are also wives, mothers, and caregivers.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nathalie Courtois, she is one of our most prolific bloggers for the French side of Arthritis Broadcast Network. Her blog series is titled, “Ma vie avec Spondylarthrite Ankylosante”. If you’re able to read French, click here to read her posts. If not, she was featured in the May 2012 issue JointHealth™ monthly about ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
After living in pain for 21 years, Nathalie was finally diagnosed with AS five years ago. Since her diagnosis, Nathalie has been doing whatever she can to raise awareness about ankylosing spondylitis, and that is how we had the pleasure to meet her.
She started blogging for us just under a year ago.
Recently, she helped us out at the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, where she conducted several interviews (in French and English) with rheumatologists, researchers, and people on the street about their view of arthritis care and research.
In a few days, ABN will be sharing an interview with her boyfriend, Serge, in which he tells us what he knew about ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis before he met Nathalie, and how that has changed. Stay-tuned!
Total hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty (THA), is more often performed in women than men. Sex-specific risk factors and outcomes have been investigated in other major surgical procedures and, in theory, might be more important to study in THA because of anatomical differences between men and women, the authors write in the study background.
Researchers noted this was true even after taking other individual risk factors into account. They said their findings could help doctors better manage the differences between men and women.
Read more: CBC News, February 2013
Meet Karen Tsui, member of the Consumer Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, and a woman living with undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy. In this second interview we did during the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Johanna Kendall speaks with Karen Tsui, who lives with undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy. Here, Karen, talks about the role of pharmacists in the future of arthritis healthcare. Then she speaks about her special concerns as a woman living with arthritis, in particular spondylitis.
Come back to ABN often to watch more interviews, which will be rolled out in the coming days.
Looking for information about ankylosing spondylitis and associated spondyloarthritis diseases including psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and reactive arthritis? Visit spondylitis.ca.
The idea of exercising when you are experiencing the pain of arthritis may daunt you, but you can take comfort in the fact that over time you will feel better and hurt less. Besides the undeniable benefits of exercise, such as weight loss (therefore reduced strain on your joints), increased mobility, better sleep, and improved heart and lung function, you will likely feel more confident and less anxious or depressed, too. So, no more excuses . . . it’s time to start moving.
For some ideas on suitable exercises for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), visit www.sheknows.com