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    Jan 14

    Top 10 Research Advances of 2020 Year after year, researchers are continuing to push the boundaries on our understanding of arthritis and 2020 was no different.From “zombie” cells to fake fingernails, medical cannabis to how parents influence their children’s treatments, the Arthritis Society’s Top 10... Arthritis Society
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    Jan 11

    Arthritis drugs reduce death rates among sickest COVID-19 patients Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with Roche's Actemra or Sanofi's Kevzara arthritis drugs significantly improves survival rates and reduces the amount of time patients need intensive care, study results showed on Thursday. The findings, which have not yet been peer-reviewed,... Reuters
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    Jan 06

    Movin’ in the Morning AREP physiotherapist Ingrid Beam joined Breakfast Television for its daily ‘Movin’ in the Morning’ segment on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Ingrid shared some simple and easy exercises that can make a big difference when moving from standing to sitting.  For the six million... Arthritis Society
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    Nov 26

    MUN students running Signal Hill for Arthritis Society A group of medical students from Memorial University are in the midst of running one of St. John's most challenging routes every day for an entire month, sweating it out up Signal Hill in support of Newfoundland and Labrador's Arthritis Society. CBC News
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    Nov 05

    Arthritis Society responds to Ontario budget Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO We’re pleased today’s provincial budget reiterates the Ontario government’s commitment to help address the surgical backlog, including joint replacement surgery, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arthritis is the... Arthritis Society
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    Oct 28

    Surgery and scan backlogs set to worsen without government funding, CMA says Ongoing surgical and diagnostic backlogs will only worsen without immediate government help to address a strained health-care system, says the Canadian Medical Association, which found average wait-times increased by one-to-two months for the most common procedures in the first wave. CBC News
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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... Arthritis Society
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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... Arthritis Society
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    Aug 25

    Yes, arthritis is a big deal, say people facing the diagnosis Six 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 recent poll by the Arthritis Society said people don’t take the disease seriously. Arthritis Society
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