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    May 12

    New CIHI data on wait times
    The latest numbers released from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show how wait times for priority procedures — including knee and hip replacements — were impacted between April 2020 and September 2021. For joint replacements, about 62% of patients across Canada...
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    May 06

    Study finds COVID mRNA vaccines highly effective for people with immune-related inflammatory diseases
    COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are highly effective in protecting people with immune-related inflammatory diseases against hospitalization and death, a new Canadian study suggests.
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    May 04

    Arthritis Society announces additional three recipients of Ignite Research Grant
    From artificial intelligence to green light therapy to a poop pill, the latest recipients of the Arthritis Society’s Ignite Research Grants are definitely thinking outside of the box to fight the fire of arthritis.  Dr. Lillian Barra of Western University will investigate if...
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    Apr 29

    Arthritis Society responds to Ontario budget
    Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO  We applaud the Ontario government and Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy for making the surgical backlog a priority in today’s budget.Funding for hospital infrastructure and the $300 million investment in 2022-23 for the Surgical Recovery...
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    Apr 26

    Arthritis Society volunteers recognized
    In honour of National Volunteer Week, the Arthritis Society is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Mary Pack Volunteer Awards.   Named after our founder, the awards celebrate the dedication of our outstanding volunteers and the contributions they make to the Arthritis...
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    Apr 22

    Arthritis Society awards $200,000 in first-ever Arthritis Ideator Awards
    TORONTO Four Canadian innovators received prestigious and valuable awards from the Arthritis Society last night to bring to life their solutions for fighting the fire of arthritis.   At the inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards, OPERAS received the Olga Munari Arthritis Ideator Award, and...
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    Apr 19

    Two Hamiltonians vying for Arthritis Ideator Awards
    Two Hamiltonians are among eight finalists in a national competition which provides funding for innovative projects that help people suffering from arthritis.The Arthritis Ideator Program — run by the Arthritis Society — received 21 submissions from innovators, entrepreneurs, and...
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    Apr 19

    Burnaby doctor one of finalists for Arthritis Ideator Awards
    Dr. Brent Ohata, a Burnaby rheumatologist, is one of eight finalists who is competing for $200,000 as part of the Arthritis Society’s Arthritis Ideator Program, which is looking to help grow ideas, projects or ventures that could help improve the lives of the six million Canadians living...
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    Apr 13

    Arthritis Society's response to Manitoba budget
    Stephanie Mosher, Vice President Western Canada  We applaud the Manitoba government and Minister Cameron Friesen for making the surgical backlog a top priority in yesterday’s budget.  The $110 million investment announced in the budget is good news for the thousands of...
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