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Massage Addict and The Arthritis Society introduce “Hands On for Arthritis”

September 22, 2016

This weekend, in honour of Arthritis Awareness Month, Massage Addict will be hosting its first-ever ‘Hands On for Arthritis’ event in support of The Arthritis Society.

Arthritis Society invests $4.82 million to further arthritis research in Canada

Arthritis Society invests $4.82 million to further arthritis research in Canada

September 20, 2016

The Arthritis Society today announced that its 2016-17 funding commitment for arthritis research will be $4.82 million, spanning 23 projects across Canada. This investment is aimed at furthering our understanding of arthritis and the ways it can be managed, in order to improve...

Leading patient advocacy groups give recommendations to federal government task force on rules for medical cannabis as it examines legalization for recreational use

August 29, 2016

The Arthritis Society joined forces with Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana and the Canadian AIDS Society to ensure that any new cannabis legislation addresses the needs of Canadian patients.

Health Canada opens door to home-grown medical cannabis, but leaves key questions unanswered

August 11, 2016 — The Arthritis Society

The new medical cannabis access regulations published today by Health Canada support recommendations previously made by The Arthritis Society, along with Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), in that they broaden patients’ access to medical cannabis by includ...

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...

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