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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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May 12

New CIHI data on wait times
The latest numbers released from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show how wait times for priority procedures — including knee and hip replacements — were impacted between April 2020 and September 2021. For joint replacements, about 62% of patients across Canada...
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May 06

Study finds COVID mRNA vaccines highly effective for people with immune-related inflammatory diseases
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are highly effective in protecting people with immune-related inflammatory diseases against hospitalization and death, a new Canadian study suggests.
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May 04

Arthritis Society announces additional three recipients of Ignite Research Grant
From artificial intelligence to green light therapy to a poop pill, the latest recipients of the Arthritis Society’s Ignite Research Grants are definitely thinking outside of the box to fight the fire of arthritis.  Dr. Lillian Barra of Western University will investigate if...
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