The Arthritis Newsletter


The Arthritis Newsletter is produced quarterly by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) to keep the public informed of advances in arthritis research and to share related stories.

It is written by people like you and me to bring arthritis research to life.

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The Arthritis Newsletter: Winter 2016

Will I Ever Feel Better Again? Arthritis and Depression


With the added issues brought on by a systemic arthritic condition, the depressed person can feel a sense of diminishing capacity that they are convinced can and will only get worse. There is no doubt that depression poses a serious threat to the well-being of an arthritis patient, but we need a sound understanding of what depression looks and feels like.

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Research is Making a Difference: Tamara's Story


I know I look young. It’s something I’ve been told all of my life. But when you look at my hands they look like the hands of an elderly person. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at just six years of age. I believe in arthritis research as the path to a better life. This is my story…

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An Interview with Dr. Hyon Choi and Sharan Rai


In 2010 The International Journal of Clinical Practice called gout an “increasing international health concern”.  Since then research has shown that gout has been on the rise.  We often think of gout as a pain in the big toe, but it is much more than that.

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Tips and Tricks to Beat the Weather Blues


Dark days, wet walks and slippery streets getting you down? Here are some tips and tricks from the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board to help you beat the weather blues.

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Become an Arthritis Advocate


We are currently recruiting new volunteer patient advocates to serve on the Vancouver-based Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) of Arthritis Research Canada. We are seeking members who represent the various the forms of arthritis.

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A ROARing Success


The Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) 2016 public forum featured a group of researchers from Arthritis Research Canada who shared what the latest research, developed in collaboration with patients, is telling us about arthritis care and self-management. Updates on current research were presented in a relaxed and informative series of talks for people with arthritis and those who care for them.

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Save The Date for the ARThritis Soirée 2017


An evening to support arthritis research featuring world-renowned violinist Jenny Bae, accompanied by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.