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    Aug 05

    Canada to shine blue for Arthritis Awareness Month
    Buildings and landmarks across Canada will be lit up in blue at the beginning of September to shine a spotlight on arthritis and mark the start of Arthritis Awareness Month.   Help us shine even brighter by asking your town or municipality or a landmark in your community to join the...
    Arthritis Society Canada
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    Jul 18

    Arthritis is so much more than just a few aches and pains
    When Rachel Gehue was referred to a pediatric rheumatologist, she was already experiencing pain and swelling in her ankles. The symptoms that first appeared after having her spleen removed seem to resolve without treatment, but weeks later, returned. She was eventually diagnosed with juvenile...
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    Jul 06

    Risks outweigh benefits in viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis, study finds
    A study published today by Arthritis Society researcher, Dr. Bruno da Costa, in the prestigious The BMJ has concluded the risks of viscosupplementation for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis outweigh its benefits. Viscosupplementation – also called hyaluronan injections &ndash...
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    Jul 05

    Researcher's experience with rheumatoid arthritis inspires new study
    A Sudbury researcher's experience with rheumatoid arthritis has inspired her to study what access to care looks like for patients in northern Ontario.Nancy Lightfoot, a professor at both NOSM University and Laurentian University's School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, has launched a...
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    Jun 13

    Entrepreneurial spirit shines brightly
    Passion, drive and a good idea turned Lianna Genovese into a corporate entrepreneur long before she graduated from McMaster University this spring.At 19, Genovese became the founder and chief executive officer of ImaginAble Solutions, a company that manufactures Guided Hands™, an assistive...
    Toronto Star
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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...
    Arthritis Society Canada
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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...
    Arthritis Society Canada
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