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Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable Urges Federal Investment in Research & Clinical Trials

May 4, 2016

The Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable, a high-level group of physicians, clinicians, patients, health charities, experts and medical researchers, today urged the federal government to invest $25 million over the next five years in medical research and trials into the health...

Cambria and The Arthritis Society Bring Camp Cambria to Ontario

April 20, 2016

Cambria, the first and only family-owned, American-made natural quartz producer in North America, and The Arthritis Society, are proud to announce the launch of Camp Cambria, a no-cost, six-day residential camp for Ontario children ages 8-17 who are living with childhood arthr...

Research Team Develops Canada’s First Measures of Performance in Treating Inflammatory Arthritis

March 29, 2016

A team of researchers has developed Canada’s first set of systematic measures for tracking how well or poorly health systems are doing in providing services to people who have inflammatory arthritis (IA), a potentially crippling condition that is on the rise in Canada.

Risk of Work Time Loss Almost Double for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

March 24, 2016

Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers have almost twice the risk of losing work time due to illness or disability as those without OA and are three times as likely to become unemployed, a research team from the University of Calgary and Statistics Canada has found. The study’s results...

The Arthritis Society handing back childhood to 24,000 kids living with arthritis

The Arthritis Society handing back childhood to 24,000 kids living with arthritis

March 1, 2016

The Arthritis Society (The Society) estimates that as many as 24,000 Canadian children aged 18 and under live with a form of arthritis – that’s more than 3 out of every 1,000 kids. For the month of March, The Society is focusing on helping school-age children and their familie...

The Arthritis Society hosts medical cannabis roundtable

December 3, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

Against the backdrop of a new federal government likely to open the doors to greater access, The Arthritis Society is hosting a national roundtable on medical cannabis. The Society is bringing together a broad cross-section of stakeholders to prioritize what research questions...

The Arthritis Society and CARP announce strategic partnership

October 29, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society and CARP are joining forces to share resources and create awareness of issues common to both organizations. 

Arthritis Society invests $4.2 million into Canadian researchers

September 30, 2015

Amid a constrained funding environment for health science, The Arthritis Society continues its annual commitment to Canadian research into arthritis, pain, and inflammation. This year, it will direct $4.2 million toward  21 new projects  and rheumatology training in medical...

Answers to arthritis questions a click away at revamped arthritis.ca

September 22, 2015

The online home for Canadians with arthritis just got a major facelift. With more resources, tools and expert access, finding answers is now easier than ever at www.arthritis.ca . 

Arthritis Society helps patients navigate the confusing world of medical cannabis

Arthritis Society helps patients navigate the confusing world of medical cannabis

September 1, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

"I'm desperate for a solution to my arthritis pain and decided medical cannabis might be right for me," says Rachel Janzen, 31, of Kingsville, Ont. "I decided to take it upon myself to explore cannabis because, with a full life ahead of me, I need to manage what is sometimes d...

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