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    Sep 22

    A joint replacement story
    Bob Pratt is having knee replacement surgery on Sept. 24. It’s been a long journey to this point.If you were to metaphorically compare a patient’s journey towards joint replacement surgery to a rolling cart, the patient would unfortunately sometimes have to be the squeaky wheel. They...
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    Sep 19

    Medical cannabis research filling gaps
    It is not unusual for people living with osteoarthritis to experience pain so severe it makes daily tasks almost impossible. In a recent survey of 600 patients scheduled to undergo knee or hip replacement surgery, about 20 per cent said they had turned to cannabis products to help them manage...
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    Aug 25

    Yes, arthritis is a big deal, say people facing the diagnosis
    Arthritis Society marking Arthritis Awareness Month with campaign to support the six million Canadians with the diseaseSix million Canadians have arthritis, but those who live with the diagnosis say its impact on their lives is too often diminished. More than 79 per cent of respondents in a...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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    Apr 27

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
    We know people living with arthritis have a lot of questions about COVID-19 and arthritis. We’ve put together a list of common questions with answers below, as well as links to other resources. In addition to this Q&A, we've also hosted a series of special Arthritis Talks to...
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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...
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