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    Mar 24

    Arthritis Society responds to the Ontario budget Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO   It’s clear from today’s budget announcement the Government of Ontario is listening to our calls to address the growing surgical backlog. The $300-million investment announced today will help hospitals keep operating rooms... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 16

    Arthritis Society statement in response to New Brunswick budget  Jone Mitchell  Executive Director, Atlantic Region    We’re pleased today’s provincial budget recognizes the need for a plan to ensure patients have consistent and timely access to quality healthcare. We strongly believe the patient voice should be a part of that... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 11

    Windsor Regional Hospital has backlog of up to 3,000 elective surgeries Operating rooms at the Windsor Regional Hospital will be running at full capacity in efforts to clear a backlog on elective procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dr. Wassim Saad, the hospital's chief of staff, 2,500 to 3,000 elective procedures have been delayed due to COVID-19. ... CBC News
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    Mar 04

    Arthritis Society responds to Canada’s Premiers’ news conference Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO We were pleased to hear many premiers highlight the need to address the growing crisis of the increasing wait lists for surgeries across the country during today’s news conference. Wait times for joint replacement surgery were too long... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 04

    Trying to conceive with a chronic illness I have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and I am part of a cohort of women in their childbearing years who live with a chronic disease. Deciding when to conceive could greatly affect me and my baby’s health.Getting pregnant with a chronic disease is possible. But planning around... Today’s Parent
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    Feb 19

    Study reveals role of platelets in the development of lupus Platelets may play a key role in the development of lupus, according to a study published today by researchers at Université Laval and CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center. Extracellular DNA circulating in the blood of patients with lupus causes the inflammatory reaction associated with... News Medical
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    Feb 04

    'Realignment' surgery could prevent knee replacements Research from Western University in London, Ont. shows that High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) surgeries - knee realignments - should be performed more often. "It may be a procedure that is underused and undervalued," says Codie Primeau, a Western physical therapy PhD student and lead author... CTV News
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    Jan 20

    Arthritis Society announces 8 new research awards Worldwide, low back pain due to osteoarthritis of the spine is the single largest cause of years lived with disability. Thanks to Arthritis Society funding, Dr. Lisbet Haglund in Montreal is investigating two promising therapies that could lead to the first disease-modifying drugs for... Arthritis Society
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    Jan 15

    Living with psoriatic arthritis Prioritizing healthy living throughout a global pandemic has been incredibly difficult for everyone. And many of those with chronic, pre-existing conditions face additional challenges.Once such condition: psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints. People Magazine
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