The Arthritis Newsletter

Summer 2015

Reaching Out with Arthritis Research ROAR 2015

What do a rheumatologist, an orthopaedic surgeon, a clinical bio- mechanist, a clinical health researcher and an arthritis patient/consumer advocate have in common? They are all osteoarthritis (OA) experts, who will speak at ROAR 2015.



How sleep restores the body and why that is of critical importance in the health of arthritis patients.

Some Ideas to Help You Sleep


A series of tips to help arthritis patients in their sometimes elusive quest for a good night’s sleep. Compiled by members of Arthritis Patients Advisory Board (APAB)

About Rheumatic Diseases and Marijuana


While marijuana may be widely used, either legally or otherwise, for the relief of arthritis pain and inflammation, there isn’t enough research to indicate when or if its use is warranted.

Communicating with your rheumatologist: An argument for adherence


In which the author makes a case for open communication with medical professionals and adherence to prescribed treatment.

Tips for Communicating with your Doctors


Some practical ideas on getting the most out of your consultation with your rheumatologist, physician or other medical professional.

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