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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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Sep 15

‘It’s more common than people think’: diagnosed with arthritis at 14
High school wasn’t exactly easy for Jalesa Martin, who underwent two knee replacement surgeries before graduating from Grade 12.The 24-year-old Brampton woman was diagnosed with lupus arthritis at the age of 14 and was placed on a drug called prednisone to help ease the symptoms. &ldquo...
Toronto Star
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Jun 13

Entrepreneurial spirit shines brightly
Passion, drive and a good idea turned Lianna Genovese into a corporate entrepreneur long before she graduated from McMaster University this spring.At 19, Genovese became the founder and chief executive officer of ImaginAble Solutions, a company that manufactures Guided Hands™, an assistive...
Toronto Star
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Mar 22

What do you do when you get a chronic illness in your 20s?
Steff Di Pardo was like many other young people: She worked at a restaurant, enjoyed exercising and spending time with friends. But one day the Mississauga resident woke up to an intense pain in her right hip and leg, which soon spread to her lower back.“Over the course of two weeks, it got...
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