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    Sep 29

    Ask an Expert: Arthritis Awareness Month (VIDEO) September is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis Society-funded researcher and rheumatologist with Arthritis Research Canada, Dr. Diane Lacaille, dispels some of the most common myths surrounding the condition.  Public
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    Sep 12

    Arthritis affects some women in the prime of their lives Pain has taken much away from Eileen Davidson. The Burnaby woman was 29 when she was diagnosed with arthritis, a disorder that affects joints and connective tissues. More women than men are affected by the disorder, a situation that the Arthritis Society wants to highlight, especially this month... Public
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    Sep 09

    Stem cell treatments: Miracle cures or dangerous experiments? A microbiologist explains stem cells, and the risks with current marketed "therapies". Stem cells have the ability to renew themselves, and mature into specialized cells like heart or brain cells. This allows them to multiply and repair damage. However, stem cell hype has led some to... Public
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    Aug 18

    ‘A quiet epidemic’: Why so many Canadians experience knee pain "Knee pain is one of the most common presenting symptoms in musculoskeletal, sports medicine and chronic pain clinics across the country." Dr. Paul Wong, chief of orthopaedics at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, told Global News that knee complications in Canada are becoming a &ldquo... Public
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    Jul 16

    Medical Cannabis Users Feel 'Elbowed Out' By Canada's Legalization Earlier this month, a survey commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association found one in four medical cannabis users said it was harder to access the drug since legalization. The lack of supply concerns... Public
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    Jun 12

    Advisory Council recommends Canada implement universal, single-payer public pharmacare Arthritis Society President and CEO Janet Yale responds: "On behalf of the 6 million Cdns living with arthritis, thanks to @DrEricHoskins for today’s Pharmacare report. As governments work together patients will need a seat at the table to help address the urgent needs of the uninsured... Public
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    May 27

    B.C. expands use of biosimilars to offer coverage for more treatment options British Columbia is improving the sustainability of its PharmaCare program by expanding the use of biosimilars, which will create opportunities for new drug listings and boost existing coverage for patients. The Arthritis Society is gratified that our patient-focused recommendations to the... Public
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    Sep 18

    B.C. aims to implement provincial pain strategy: patients' advocate The British Columbia government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services for chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain and fibromyalgia, the head of a patients’ advocacy group says. Public
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    Jun 21

    North Van arthritis advocate speaks out after jaw replacement Northern Vancouver arthritis advocate, 22-year-old Jessica Legge, is raising awareness about the effects of juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Public
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