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About Arthritis


Arthritis is a collection of conditions affecting joints and other tissues. It causes pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life.

It's serious. 1 in 5 Canadians live every day with arthritis and there is no cure.

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Arthritis Types A-Z


In this section arthritis experts provide you with information on the main types of arthritis, frequently asked questions, treatments and suggestions for self-management.

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Dec 11

Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth Indigenous youth have higher rates of chronic health conditions interfering with healthy development, including arthritis. A new study explores differences in pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children. News Medical
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Dec 10

Why JA Parents Hope You Keep Your Sick Child Home from School Children with juvenile arthritis often use medications to suppress the immune system, making them more vulnerable to illness.  Public
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Nov 28

Why many Canadians face long waits or big bills to have painful medical devices removed In the past ten years, as many as 7,800 Canadians have gone through a removal or revision surgery involving an implanted medical device — and those numbers don't include Canadians who travelled south of the border for surgery. CBC News