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Dr. Jason Kur

Dr. Jason Kur

MD,FRCP
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can a nurse help manage my rheumatoid arthritis?

A:

A nurse can be a key player on your health care team when managing rheumatoid arthritis. Your nurse will help administer medications to you, especially those that are given by IV or through an injection. Due to the medications you take, your immune system will be suppressed and your nurse can help ensure you have appropriate vaccinations. Consider your nurse a valuable part of your management plan, and a direct partner of your rheumatologist.

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Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ms. Callie Bland

Ms. Callie Bland

RN, BSc, BSN, Registered Nurse
Business Coach
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can a wellness coach help me manage my diabetes?

A:

It is a big change to adjust to a new condition or health diagnosis. You know what you should do, and are told what you should do, to help control your diabetes, but putting those steps into action can be a difficult process. A wellness coach can work alongside your diabetes care team to help you understand your diabetes and how the lifestyle changes suggested can help you manage your health. They can help you with strategies and tools to help you implement the lifestyle changes you are working toward. 

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Wellness Coaching and Diabetes

Dr. David Israel

Dr. David Israel

BSc, MD, FRCPC, Gastroenterologist
Pediatrician
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is esophagitis?

A:

Esophagitis is irritation in the esophagus that is caused over time by continuing reflux. It can cause symptoms of the irritation, and can actually cause small blood loss which can lead to anemia (lower than normal levels of red blood cells in the body).

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Long-Term Concerns of Mild Acid Reflux