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The Arthritis Society and Massage Addict partner to promote pain relief

July 21, 2016

The Arthritis Society and Massage Addict have announced a three-year partnership to promote education around pain relief and complementary therapies for people living with arthritis.

ABJHI Funding Research to Shed New Light on Risks for Obese Patients Undergoing Hip and Knee Replacements

June 14, 2016

Alberta researchers will attempt to shed new light on the effects of obesity on the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in the hips and knees and on additional health risks obese patients face following surgery to replace the joints.

Erasing the pain: 2016 Walk to Fight Arthritis raises $1.1 million to fund research, education and support programs

Erasing the pain: 2016 Walk to Fight Arthritis raises $1.1 million to fund research, education and support programs

June 6, 2016

Nearly 30 communities across Canada took part in the 7th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis on Sunday, with thousands of people coming together in a show of support for the over 4.6 million Canadians who are living with the chronic pain, inflammation and mobility restrictions of a...

Thousands of Canadians getting ready to change lives at June 5 Walk to Fight Arthritis

June 2, 2016

The Arthritis Society’s 7th annual signature fundraiser supports groundbreaking research, programs to erase the pain of arthritis

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...

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