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    Jan 31

    Sensors set stage for happier patients post-op By combining wearable sensors with machine learning, Western Medical Biophysics and Surgery professor Matthew Teeter is helping patients with arthritis better understand their present conditions in order to have realistic expectations for life after surgery. Teeter was recently honoured by the... Public
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    Jan 08

    AbbVie Receives Health Canada Approval of new oral RA Medication RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Inflammatory forms of arthritis can be aggressive, and in the absence of a cure, medication can play a vital role in the treatment plan,. Patients and their physicians need access to a variety of treatment options. The Arthritis Society welcomes the approval of new treatments that expand the... Newswire.ca
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    Jan 07

    Arthritis Matters - January 2020 New year, new youJanuary is a great time to introduce changes that can improve your overall health and ultimately your ability to cope with the challenges of arthritis. Check out these articles for simple tips you can incorporate into your daily life.Eating healthy foodsWalking to stay... Arthritis Society
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    Dec 11

    Innovative Medicines Canada bans members from paying doctors fees for IV infusions Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to pay fees to Canadian doctors for overseeing intravenous infusions of their medications under a revised ethical code written by the industry group for brand-name drug makers. The goal is to remove incentives that encourage doctors to prescribe... The Globe and Mail
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    Nov 22

    A look at medical cannabis coverage’s growing pains After the Arthritis Society’s extensive advocacy for medical cannabis research, it seemed only natural for the organization to cover the drug under its employee benefits plan. Features an interview with our COO, Cheryl McClellan, talking about our employee benefits solution. Public
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    Nov 08

    Being a mom with chronic pain wasn't part of the plan Tara Mandarano's moving essay explores being a parent living with chronic pain from fibromyalgia, and its impact on her relatinoship with her 5-year-old daughter.  Public
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    Nov 02

    Cannabis isn't a proven treatment for mental health disorders, but experts say it shouldn't be ruled out A review of 40 years' worth of studies suggests cannabis may not be effective in treating mental health disorders, but experts say that might have more to do with the lack of high-quality research than the drug itself. This underscores the importance of investment in serious, peer-reviewed... CBC News
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    Oct 31

    Sky-high prices sending medical marijuana users to black market Medical marijuana users and their advocates say steep price increases since legalization, coupled with obstacles to access, are forcing many patients to turn to the illegal market. (Arthritis Society President and CEO Janet Yale is quoted extensively in this article.) According to a survey... CBC News
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    Oct 29

    JENSPLAINING - Online Advice When it comes to finding health information online that you can trust, you have to consider the source! In this CBC Gem digital series, Dr. Jen Gunter MD busts some common healthcare myths and empowers health consumers to become better informed.  In this episode, Jen and her guests explain... CBC News
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