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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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May 11

B.C. plans ‘ambitious’ fix of surgical wait-list backlog while still fighting COVID-19 BC's plan to resume postponed surgeries is intended to address both the COVID-related backlog and surgeries that had significant wait times pre-COVID. People waiting for joint replacement surgeries are among the most impacted. The Globe and Mail
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Apr 10

We don’t know yet if hydroxychloroquine can treat COVID-19, and Trump’s claims otherwise are dangerous U.S. President Donald Trump has been touting the drug hydroxychloroquine with all the subtlety of a carnival barker, creating shortages for people who rely on it to treat their arthritis. But neither treatment nor prevention is supported by evidence yet. (The Arthritis Society is funding research... The Globe and Mail
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Dec 12

Alberta will force patients to switch from biologics to cheaper biosimilar medications Globe and Mail coverage of the Alberta biosimilars announcement, highlighting some (non-arthritis) patient groups' concerns. The Globe and Mail