Lupus: A hidden financial burden on health care

A new study by Arthritis Research Canada has revealed that lupus – an autoimmune disease – places significant financial strain on health care systems even before diagnosis. The health care costs for individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) – the most common...

New study holds hope for osteoarthritis prevention

Arthritis Research Canada scientist Dr. Jolanda Cibere has secured a grant to conduct research that could shed light on a major potential cause of osteoarthritis (OA) – a disease that currently impacts more than 4.6 million Canadians and is directly connected to...

Diagnosing knee osteoarthritis with Leslie Nielsen

Do you experience knee pain? You might have osteoarthritis – a form of arthritis that affects an estimated five million Canadians. Three simple knee exam tests can help diagnose osteoarthritis even when a patient’s x-rays are normal. Watch Dr. Jolanda...

Pharmacists can help identify osteoarthritis

Doctors don’t always have to be the ones to diagnose arthritis in patients. In fact, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to identify and help with therapy for people who have chronic conditions like osteoarthritis. Many people with knee pain do not receive optimal...