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The impact of arthritis on Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S18

Presents information on the status and impact of arthritis and rheumatism on women in Canada. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: 2004
Starting an arthritis support group
Provides details of how to start an Arthritis Support Group, how support groups operate and how they are maintained, as well as program suggestions. This manual addresses the problems and difficulties that volunteers may face when starting a support group. It presents methods of evaluating the progress of a group, model agendas and planning guides as well. The last section includes ways of preventing burnout for the facilitator/leader.
Incident arthritis in relation to excess weight  
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2003001/article/6764-eng.pdf

Finds that women have a much higher likelihood of suffering from arthritis than men, and that, for both women and men, obesity is a risk factor for arthritis.

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Published: 2004
Being pregnant  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article is one of 15 interviews which make up Being Pregnant: Conversations with Women, a new book by Daphne Morrison. This article is a conversation with Sharon, a mother who lives with rheumatoid arthritis, about her pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

 

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Published: 1987