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    Feb 04

    'Realignment' surgery could prevent knee replacements Research from Western University in London, Ont. shows that High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) surgeries - knee realignments - should be performed more often. "It may be a procedure that is underused and undervalued," says Codie Primeau, a Western physical therapy PhD student and lead author... CTV News
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    Jan 20

    Arthritis Society announces 8 new research awards Worldwide, low back pain due to osteoarthritis of the spine is the single largest cause of years lived with disability. Thanks to Arthritis Society funding, Dr. Lisbet Haglund in Montreal is investigating two promising therapies that could lead to the first disease-modifying drugs for... Arthritis Society
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    Jan 15

    Living with psoriatic arthritis Prioritizing healthy living throughout a global pandemic has been incredibly difficult for everyone. And many of those with chronic, pre-existing conditions face additional challenges.Once such condition: psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints. People Magazine
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    Jan 14

    Top 10 Research Advances of 2020 Year after year, researchers are continuing to push the boundaries on our understanding of arthritis and 2020 was no different.From “zombie” cells to fake fingernails, medical cannabis to how parents influence their children’s treatments, the Arthritis Society’s Top 10... Arthritis Society
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    Jan 11

    Arthritis drugs reduce death rates among sickest COVID-19 patients Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with Roche's Actemra or Sanofi's Kevzara arthritis drugs significantly improves survival rates and reduces the amount of time patients need intensive care, study results showed on Thursday. The findings, which have not yet been peer-reviewed,... Reuters
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    Jan 06

    Movin’ in the Morning AREP physiotherapist Ingrid Beam joined Breakfast Television for its daily ‘Movin’ in the Morning’ segment on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Ingrid shared some simple and easy exercises that can make a big difference when moving from standing to sitting.  For the six million... Arthritis Society
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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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    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
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    Sep 22

    A joint replacement story Bob Pratt is having knee replacement surgery on Sept. 24. It’s been a long journey to this point.If you were to metaphorically compare a patient’s journey towards joint replacement surgery to a rolling cart, the patient would unfortunately sometimes have to be the squeaky wheel. They... Arthritis Society
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