Category Archives: The Charlton Centre

New Advanced Therapy Approved for Ankylosing Spondylitis

At Charlton Health, a center specializing in advanced treatments including biologic therapies, we are often excited when additional treatment options are made available for patients with autoimmune diseases. Recently, Rinvoq© (upadacitinib), an oral treatment option for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis … Continue reading

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information

With updated COVID-19 vaccines becoming available as booster doses to offer better protection against variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus, it is important to be aware of who is eligible to receive them.  At Charlton Health, we continue to serve immunocompromised … Continue reading

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Opening of the Charlton Digestive Disease Centre

We are pleased to share the upcoming opening of the Charlton Digestive Disease Centre at 25 Charlton Ave. East in Hamilton. This will be an outpatient Gastroenterology clinic with a primary focus on exemplary patient experience. We have had the … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Action Month

August is Psoriasis Action Month and at Charlton, we are happy to provide advanced therapies to many people living with psoriasis and to acknowledge Psoriasis Action Month. It is important that people without psoriasis are educated to reduce misconceptions they … Continue reading

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is July 28 and we want to help raise awareness for these diseases. They are a group of infectious diseases that affect the liver, known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.   At Charlton Health we … Continue reading

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Prevnar 20 Approved by Health Canada

Vaccination to prevent bacterial pneumonia is suggested for all patients with either a medical condition or immunosuppressive treatment that increases their infection risk. Before starting on advanced therapies such as biologics, we suggest adults update their vaccines, which includes pneumonia … Continue reading

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Evusheld: who is eligible?

We have received questions regarding Evusheld as a pre-exposure preventative treatment for COVID-19. Evusheld is given as two intramuscular injections. This is only being supplied and administered at select clinic sites such as cancer and transplant centers due to the … Continue reading

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Bimzelx© (Bimekizumab): The new biologic treatment for psoriasis

Charlton Health is excited to announce that we have started dispensing a very promising new treatment for psoriasis! This new treatment is called Bimzelx© and it is an interleukin -17A/17F inhibitor. Interleukin-17s are proteins that play a large role in … Continue reading

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World IBD Day

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both are chronic inflammatory diseases of the gut. People who have these diseases have symptoms that include but are not limited to, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, pain, and … Continue reading

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Shingrix Awareness

Many health professionals will be selecting a week in May to promote the prevention of shingles through a Shingrix Awareness Week. Shingrix is a vaccine for the prevention of shingles (Herpes Zoster). It is given as a series of 2 … Continue reading

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