The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Centre for Effective Practice, in partnership with the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), developed the Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool A that helps family physicians work with patients who have suspected, new or established osteoarthritis of the hands, knees and/or hips. Related to this family physician tool, a new working group of the AAC is developing a patient version. To find out more about this patient tool and how you can get involved in its development, click here.
If you are take any medication, whether it be doctor initiated prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs or herbal remedies, you are apt to be doing do so in hopes of getting a particular outcome (e.g., less pain, greater mobility, etc.) However, can the medication you are taking actually make you sicker? Unfortunately, the answer is “Yes.” Click here to find out more.
If you are interested in the legalization of cannabis and what effect it might have on our communities, here is a webinar that you may wish to attend.
Registration for Quality Summit 2018 will begin on June 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MT. Given the popularity of this event and the limited spots available, you will want to register as quickly as possible. Click here to find out more.
If you have not had the opportunity to read this Facebook post written by Corinne McDermott, you may wish to do so. It is definitely time well spent.
Do you reside in the Edmonton area?
Are you a caring, empathetic, compassionate individual who is looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others?
If your answer to the above questions is “Yes,” the Open Arms Patient Advocacy society is looking for you. Click here to read more about this exciting opportunity.
“‘I’m going to have teacher DNA in me….I’m going to have to be a teacher someday, and a good one.‘” These are the words of a 10-year old who will be receiving a kidney from a teacher at her school. To read more, click
Are you over 20 yrs old? Do you have knee #osteoarthritis and experience pain most days of the month? Would you like to participate in knee osteoarthritis-related research? If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, here is an opportunity that you may find interesting. Click on the image below to read the document more easily.
May 1st marked the start of a special initiative that is taking place in Calgary. Thanks to front-line staff and others, including Paul Wright, a member of our Pts4Chg community, patients are breaking free of PJ Paralysis. Check out these Tweets for more information and follow the Twitter discussion on #endPJparalysis.
Today we saw the power of engagement. We took our first steps on our #endPJparalyis journey in Calgary. The momentum is contagious and frontline driven. Thank you all who were involved and supported today. It’s just the start @BrianwDolan pic.twitter.com/td7pQ561zo
— Paul Wright (@paulwrightpfcc) May 2, 2018
Gail Wing on ending PJ paralysis: "I feel so much better when I get up and get dressed for the day. I’m not sick — so why would I stay in my pyjamas?” https://t.co/RzntweFDYv pic.twitter.com/Ig3oiLPpRn
— Alberta Health Services (@AHS_media) May 4, 2018