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    Jul 28

    Honouring Kenneth Smith The Arthritis Society is deeply saddened about the passing on July 24, 2020 of its Past Board Chair, Kenneth Smith.“Ken was a passionate advocate for people with arthritis and he made a huge contribution towards lessening the impact of the disease on millions of Canadians,” says Trish... Arthritis Society
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    Jul 12

    Joint replacement surgeries must become a priority again As Canada continues to confront COVID-19, an alarming backlog of joint replacement surgeries is emerging. In this Toronto Star editorial, the Arthritis Society addresses how it is taking action on the issue. Toronto Star
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    Jul 10

    Enough is enough Annie Lévesque cannot keep quiet any longer. She has joined voices with the 4, 000 Canadians who have called on the provincial and federal governments to find solutions to joint replacement delays affecting osteoarthritis patients. In March 2020, at the very beginning of the pandemic, Annie’s... Société de l'arthrite
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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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    May 08

    More than 1,000 non-urgent surgeries completed since COVID-19 restrictions were eased: AHS Alberta Heath Services said more than 1,000 non-urgent surgeries have been completed in the province since health officials announced on Monday that it was resuming some scheduled procedures. People waiting for joint replacements have been among the most impacted by pre-existing delays made worse... Global News
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    May 06

    Discovery Pod speaks to Arthritis Society president and CEO Trish Barbato Arthritis Society president and CEO Trish Barbato talks with the Discovery Pod about joining the organization just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges facing charities in the face of a global shutdown, and how innovation will play a key role as the organization evolves to meet the... Public
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    Apr 27

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) In our latest Arthritis Talks special webinar on May 21, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Raja Rampersaud and physiotherapist Marcia Correale discuss what to do if your surgery has been delayed, how to manage your arthritis pain and strategies to keep you moving in the age of COVID-19. Watch it again, or... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 17

    COVID-19: Canada secures order for 5 million pills of hydroxychloroquine Feds secure drug supply of hydroxychloroquine for people with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, in repsonse to advocacy from the Arthritis Society, rheumatologists and other stakeholders. National Post
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    Apr 15

    Coronavirus: The risks to essential workers with hidden health conditions Dr. Arif Jetha from the Institute of Work and Health examines the impact of COVID-19 on workers with hidden health conditions. Our chief science officer, Dr. Sian Bevan, comments on the concerns expressed by people with arthritis. Dr. Jetha's work is partly funded by an Arthritis Society... The Conversation
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