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    Aug 30

    Shining blue for Arthritis Awareness Month
    Buildings and landmarks across Canada will be aglow in blue this week to shine a spotlight on arthritis and mark the start of Arthritis Awareness Month.  Help us build awareness about the fire of arthritis by taking a picture of yourself at your nearest landmark, sharing it on social media...
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    Jul 21

    Arthritis 'life hacks' on BT
    Arthritis Society President and CEO Trish Barbato appeared on Breakfast Television (BT) Monday to share some useful arthritis "life hacks" for the kitchen.Most of the items featured can be purchased online or at any home improvement store.We've produced a number of Arthritis Life...
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    Jul 20

    Osteoarthritis starts earlier than you think
    30 per cent of Canadians with the disease are diagnosed before 45, new study reveals TORONTO, JULY 20, 2021 — Unlike most mothers her age, Eileen Davidson, 35, can’t play with her eight-year-old son because of pain and fatigue.“I often feel like a bad mother because of...
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    Jun 23

    Arthritis Society calls for Canadian Task Force to address joint replacement wait times
    Media Release:Releases working group report with recommendations to improve the system for patientsTORONTO – June 23, 2021 – With far too many Canadians facing excessively long waits for joint replacement surgery, the Arthritis Society is calling for immediate action to address the...
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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...
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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...
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    May 03

    Response to Toronto Star - cannabis isn't medicine
    Response from Trish Barbato, President and CEO of the Arthritis Society to Canabis is not ready to be called medicine, yet (Toronto Star, April 27) Cannabis isn’t medicine?  Tell that to Judith.  The retired Guelph resident lived most of her adult life in pain. For more...
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    May 03

    Letter to National Advisory Committee on Immunization
    Dr. Mathew Tunis  Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) We are writing on behalf of Canadians living with rheumatic diseases on immunosuppressive medications.Like in the cancer community, Canadians living with the worst forms of autoimmune arthritis...
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    Apr 22

    New Brunswick expands use of biosimilars
    The New Brunswick government is following the lead of other jurisdictions and expanding its use of biosimilar drugs to improve the sustainability of public drug plans, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard announced Wednesday.Biosimilars are "highly similar," but less expensive versions of...
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