Category Archives: The Charlton Center

COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 2 Includes Compromised Patients

In writing this blog, we are all aware that the vaccine distribution continues to be updated.  Phase 2 of vaccine distribution is to include patients who have compromising conditions or treatments that suppress the immune system,  regardless of the person’s … Continue reading

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First Canadian dose of Biosimilar Adalimumab (Amgevita) administered at Charlton Health!

Charlton Health is proud to announce that the first dose in Canada of the biosimilar adalimumab, known as Amgevita (produced by Amgen), was injected at Charlton Health on February 22, 2021. Five biosimilars of adalimumab were released onto the Canadian market … Continue reading

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American College of Rheumatology Announces COVID-19 Clinical Guidance Summary

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is a prominent organization that provides expert guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic conditions.  Their annual meeting has over 15,000 clinicians from around the world in attendance. This week they held a town … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Patient Decision Aid from the Canadian Rheumatology Association and CAPA (Canadian Arthritis Patience Alliance)

Since our last blog providing guidance for the COVID-19 vaccine, we have had many calls asking if patients on disease modifying treatments, such as biologic therapies, methotrexate, leflunomide etc. should hold their dose after getting the COVID-19 vaccine for a … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases

We have received many questions regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with autoimmune diseases on a wide range of advanced therapies such as biologics. The first thing to be aware of, is that the studies done for these vaccines did not include … Continue reading

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Charlton Health Launches Educational Video Series: Inflammatory Arthritis & Its Treatments

Charlton Health would like to wish everyone all the best of health in 2021.  We are pleased to share the following series of educational videos which we have just launched for the New Year. At a time when virtual education … Continue reading

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The Power of Human Connection

A couple of years ago, we brought you a blog post called “The Health Benefits of Singing,” where we discussed how singing and other types of social activities can help with loneliness, stress, and depression. Of course, this holiday season, … Continue reading

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Looking for help to better manage your Arthritis… online?

The Arthritis Society provides care through the Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program (AREP) to Ontario residents with a valid health card. The Arthritis Society offers one-on-one consultations, as well as group education classes led by physiotherapists, occupational therapists or social workers. Throughout the pandemic, … Continue reading

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New Treatment Approved For Psoriatic Arthritis

We are pleased to share that a new biologic treatment has been approved for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. People who have this condition can suffer from inflammation in joints of  the hands and feet as well as larger joints such … Continue reading

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Influenza Vaccine Distribution

We have received many calls with concern that their community pharmacy has already run out of the influenza vaccine.  I want to reassure you that although  there was a preliminary distribution of influenza vaccine around October 7-9th from public health, the actual … Continue reading

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