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AJ Fall 2023

Eileen Davidson – from Rheumatoid Arthritis discovery to advocacy
By Pauline McKenzie

Listen to this Article Eileen Davidson once worked full-time as an esthetician, but at the age of 29, the debilitating pain caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) compelled her to cease working. Today, RA significantly impacts Eileen’s daily life. Eight years have passed and chronic pain and fatigue continue to be the most challenging aspects of …

Eileen Davidson – from Rheumatoid Arthritis discovery to advocacy
By Pauline McKenzie
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How VIA Rail Canada keeps accessibility on track
By Nancy Baye and Saada Branker

Listen to this Article VIA Rail is Canada’s national inter-city passenger rail operator, owned by the Canadian government. Its train routes help passengers reach destinations of their choice, from national scenic attractions to metropolitan hubs to coastal villages. Vast is one way to describe the terrain of this second largest country in the world. In …

How VIA Rail Canada keeps accessibility on track
By Nancy Baye and Saada Branker
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Making travel easier for those with arthritis

Practical tips and accessible yoga routines

By Julia McNally

Listen to this Article Julia McNally (The RA Yogi), certified yoga teacher living with rheumatoid arthritis When were you diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? I was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at the age of two years. At 16 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I also live with other autoimmune diseases, likely because …

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Practical tips and accessible yoga routines

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Q&A with Effie Koliopoulos

Listen to this Article Effie is an American writer, author and arthritis advocate. She wrote, Keeping it real with Arthritis: stories from around the world. How has rheumatoid arthritis impacted your daily routine and activities? I’ve been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 19 years now. At 18, doctors diagnosed me with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. …

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Key Considerations for People Living and Travelling with RA
By Saada Branker

Listen to this Article Patrice de Peiza, OT Reg.(Ont.), ND, MScCH “If I could tell people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) one thing, it’s to manage your stress,” says Patrice de Peiza, a registered Occupational Therapist, and a registered Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto. “There’s good stress versus distress, and there are elements of both in planning …

Key Considerations for People Living and Travelling with RA
By Saada Branker
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You don’t have to look a certain way to be autistic
By Mel Padmore

Listen to this Article Charlotte Bergslien, @TheSpectrumGirl who lives in Norway, is a late-diagnosed autistic woman whose journey to true self-discovery began at the age of 38. For most of her life, she navigated the world grappling with hidden challenges that seemed insurmountable. She describes it as follows: “it was like the rest of the …

You don’t have to look a certain way to be autistic
By Mel Padmore
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