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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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Nov 26

MUN students running Signal Hill for Arthritis Society A group of medical students from Memorial University are in the midst of running one of St. John's most challenging routes every day for an entire month, sweating it out up Signal Hill in support of Newfoundland and Labrador's Arthritis Society. CBC News
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Nov 05

Arthritis Society responds to Ontario budget Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO We’re pleased today’s provincial budget reiterates the Ontario government’s commitment to help address the surgical backlog, including joint replacement surgery, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arthritis is the... Arthritis Society
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Oct 28

Surgery and scan backlogs set to worsen without government funding, CMA says Ongoing surgical and diagnostic backlogs will only worsen without immediate government help to address a strained health-care system, says the Canadian Medical Association, which found average wait-times increased by one-to-two months for the most common procedures in the first wave. CBC News