A patient’s journey living with osteoarthritis
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
4h ago
In this episode of Arthritis at Home, Mr. Kohle Merry, PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, member of Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada, and a person living with osteoarthritis (OA) discusses the profound impact of OA on patients, the healthcare system, the economy, and the launch of ACE’s National Survey on Living with Osteoarthritis.  The Survey deadline is April 14, 2023. Click here to take the Survey ..read more
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Communicating science to patients and ways to recognize pseudoscience
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
1w ago
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, we are sharing a #CRArthritis interview from the Arthritis Broadcast Network. Cheryl Koehn, Founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts, discusses with Dr. Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Pedagogical Development and Scholarship, University of Toronto, about the infodemic and pseudoscience. Dr. Rawle shares key takeaways from her presentation at an annual scientific meeting, including a tool she uses to recognize pseudoscience and tips on communicating science to patients while ensuring it is accessible and equitable. Additional learning resources Fo ..read more
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Rheumatoid Awareness Day: The importance of early diagnosis & self-care
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
1M ago
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and affects women twice as often as men, striking people in the prime of their lives. February 2, 2023 is the annual Rheumatoid Awareness Day that helps raise awareness of the disease and improve the lives of approximately 380,000 Canadians living with the disease. To mark this special day, Arthritis at Home speaks with Cheryl Koehn, ACE President and a person living with RA, to learn more about the importance of early diagnosis and self-care and the advances in treatment options, medication and non-medication, over th ..read more
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The relaunch of the Arthritis Broadcast Network
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
1M ago
In this episode of Arthritis at Home, we speak to Cheryl Koehn, President, Arthritis Consumer Experts and Dr. Diane Lacaille, Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada to learn more about the re-launch of the Arthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) and new features. Ms. Koehn and Dr. Lacaille also speak about the value of arthritis education for patients to become equal and active partners with their health care providers and have more satisfying experiences and better conversations on: preparing for medical visits setting treatment goals and choosing treatment options self-managing their over ..read more
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Arthritis Consumer Experts: A year in review
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
3M ago
The last #ArthritisAtHome episode of 2022 features ACE President, Cheryl Koehn, and VP of Communications and Public Affairs, Kelly Lendvoy. They provide a year in review of Arthritis Consumer Experts’ activities in 2022. They also share key initiatives for the new year, including: new programming on osteoarthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, mental health, and exercise advancing work in truth and reconciliation in the arthritis community 2023 ACE National Survey topics on health literacy, osteoarthritis, and representation in arthritis care Additional learning resources ..read more
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Osteoarthritis in Canada
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
3M ago
On today’s episode of Arthritis at Home, Kelly Lendvoy, ACE’s VP Communications and Public Affairs and Ellen Wang, Programs Coordinator, takes a deeper look ACE’s latest JointHealth™ insight newsletter on osteoarthritis in Canada. Learn more about the cost of osteoarthritis to the healthcare system, the connection between sport injury and osteoarthritis, treating and managing osteoarthritis, and equity considerations for osteoarthritis care. Additional learning resources: JointHealth™ insight – Osteoarthritis in Canada: Prevention, treatment and management 3 fab facts for happy joints Talk t ..read more
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ACE National Survey on Arthritis and Health Inequities
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
4M ago
ACE Survey Report on Arthritis and Health Inequities Health inequities and disparities in Canada exist, are persistent, and in some cases, are growing. ACE recently conducted a national survey to identify inequities relating to access to health care services between white and Black, Indigenous, and person of colour (BIPOC) respondents. On this episode of Arthritis at Home, Kelly Lendvoy, ACE’s VP Communications and Public Affairs and Ellen Wang, Programs Coordinator, discuss the findings from the ACE Survey on Arthritis and Health Inequities. ACE extends its sincere thanks to the people who to ..read more
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Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis: Quitting is critical
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
4M ago
Research has shown that smoking increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but less is known about what happens to people who have established RA. But new research (October 2022) from an early arthritis registry in Sweden shows that current smoking makes RA disease activity worse and negatively impacts health-related quality of life. In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Cheryl Koehn of Arthritis Consumer Experts talks with Dr. Kamran Shojania about the specific harms of smoking in people living with RA and shares his thoughts on how to discuss quitting with his patients. Add ..read more
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ACE leaders presenting at the ACR annual scientific meeting
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
4M ago
After two years of virtual meetings, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will hold its annual meeting in Philadelphia and provide five days of opportunities for scientists, rheumatologists, arthritis health professionals, industry, educators, patient advocates and trainees to learn about cutting-edge science and engage with colleagues from around the world. In today’s episode of Arthritis At Home, learn more about ACE’s participation at the ACR conference when we speak to ACE team members, Ellen Wang, Programs Coordinator, and Cheryl Koehn, President, about the exciting work they are p ..read more
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Osteoarthritis and preparing for knee surgery
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by Arthritis Consumer Experts
4M ago
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Ellen Wang, Programs Coordinator for Arthritis Consumer Experts, speaks to Phyllis Gregg, a person living with osteoarthritis, about how she prepared for knee surgery. Their conversation covers how Phyllis worked with her surgeon and the role of physical activity and nutrition pre and post operation. Common challenges and thoughtful tips are also discussed. Additional learning resources JointHealth™ insight: The Road to Joint Replacement Surgery GLA:D® Canada: Exercise OsteoArthritis Service Integration System: Nutrition, Supplements and Arthritis UnLock ..read more
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