Tip of the Month

Sjögren's Syndrome and Acid Reflux While the exact reasons are unknown, many patients with Sjögren’s suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This can cause a wide variety of symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions. Symptoms may include...

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Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad 1 pound dry pasta (like farfalle)1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved1 ball fresh mozzarella, diced1/2 cup loosely packed torn fresh basil3 tablespoons balsamic glaze (store bought or see instructions below for a homemade...

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Facing Sjogren’s Together… One Step at a Time

Get your walking shoes ready & your friends together in support of Sjögren's Syndrome! On Semptember, 21, 2019 we will be holding our annual walk in Paris, ON & on October 20, 2019 in Woodbridge, ON in support of Sjögren's. No Walk in your area? Gather a few...

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Happy World Sjögren’s Awareness Day!

Sjögren's sufferers across the world bring awareness today to this virtually unknown disease. Share your story with our online community. Awareness is the key to earlier diagnosis, better care and improved quality of life!

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Sun Sensitivity, Sun Safety & Sjögren's Some people with Sjögren's are photosensitive.  Sun exposure and sensitivity may cause rashes and flare-ups of disease, and ocular sensitivity. Sensitive to the sun or not, be sure to be pro-active and protect yourselves...

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Recipe of the Month

Mango Frappe 1 1/2 cups chopped mangoes1/2 cup 2% milk1 tbsp sugar (or maple syrup)1 tbsp lime juice1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)6 ice cubes Process mangoes, milk, sugar, lime juice and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add ice cubes and process until...

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More Than Just Dry Eyes and Mouth Inflammation Of The Spinal Cord Some patients with Sjögren’s syndrome may develop myelitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord. In addition to being painful, it may cause weakness, difficulty using the bathroom,...

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Recipe of the Month

Chicken Breast stuffed with spinach, feta & roasted red peppers 4 Chicken Breasts1 lb. Fresh Spinach1 12 oz. jar of roasted red peppers3 cloves of crushed garlic1 cup crumbled feta cheese1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cracked pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder3 TBSP olive...

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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Great Canadian Giving Challenge fundraising campaign! We quickly surpassed our initial goal of $2000 and after increasing it twice, we are excited to announce that we raised $4600! The SjSC relies on donations from our...

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What is a Sjögren’s Flare? What is it? How is it treated? Can you avoid it? Medical dictionaries define “flare” as a sudden exacerbation of a disease. A flare is different from the day-to- day symptoms that patients with chronic diseases experience and is...

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