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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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Jun 01

Arthritis Society statement in response to Newfoundland budget Jone Mitchell   Executive Director, Atlantic Region     We’re pleased to see the government highlight in yesterday’s budget its commitment to supporting the delivery of a 10-year Health Accord to meet the health-care needs of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The... Arthritis Society
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May 20

Quebec biosimilars announcement The transition to a biosimilar can take place safely under the right conditions, improve access to treatment while also providing savings that can be reinvested into expanded healthcare. The Arthritis Society’s priority is to ensure that people living with arthritis have access to the life... Arthritis Society
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May 07

Too many still waiting for surgery Valerie Crawford’s wait is almost over. The 76-year-old from Quesnel, B.C. was recently contacted by her surgeon, and the hip replacement surgery she has been waiting for since 2019 has been scheduled for the end of May 2021.   She’s elated, but at the same time, she says... Arthritis Society