The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

The authors discuss how meta-inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of OA and argue the benefits of lifestyle changes to achieve improvements in OA symptoms. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors conducted a mini-review to focus on the pathophysiological aspects of osteoarthritis development and progression. This includes a review of the current concepts and a discussion of the future personalized medicine for OA. 7 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a systematic review aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programs on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. 17 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This journal article describes a 12-week pilot study investigating the safety and feasibility of a specially designed exercise program as an intervention to improve hip function in OA participants. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a study investigating the information sources older women with arthritis used to make decisions regarding the use of complementary and alternative therapies as well as factors which influence the dialog regarding these therapies with their health care providers. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This publication gives a high level overview of findings regarding the efficacy of complimentary and alternative medicine for common geriatric conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors sought to determine the relationship between osteoarthritis and heart diseases utilizing data from the Canadian Community Health Survey data. 8 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a nationwide, population-based cohort study in Taiwan investigating the relationship between depression and stroke in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 7 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the relationship between arthritis and mental health. The investigators sought to determine if people with arthritis would have worse mental health outcomes than those without arthritis. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018. 

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