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2014-10-20 12:30:31

Canadian golf icon and ALEVE(®) spokesperson encourages Canadians to break free from their pain TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Eight-time PGA Tour winner Mike Weir was in Toronto today to talk about breaking free from the pain of arthritis. In partnership with ALEVE and The Arthritis Society, Weir shared his own story that took him from the top of his game to one of the most challenging periods of his life. After a 2011 golfing accident led to an elbow injury that later...

2014-09-29 23:02:17

Two thirds of Canadians currently using medical cannabis do so to ease arthritis pain Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In a position paper issued today, The Arthritis Society calls for more research into the efficacy and safety associated with the use of medical cannabis as a therapy to alleviate symptoms of pain and fatigue caused by a chronic disease. “More and more Canadians are accessing medical cannabis as a treatment option for severe arthritis symptoms,” explains...

2014-09-18 23:03:16

Arthritis Society says patient safety paramount as new class of medications become available Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 With the arrival of subsequent-entry biologics (SEBs) set to alter the arthritis treatment landscape, The Arthritis Society released new resources to educate stakeholders on their potential impact. The bottom line: safety and strong public policy must guide SEB use, and patients must be well informed when speaking to their healthcare team. Click here for an...

2014-09-09 23:03:08

New Arthritis Society projects include smartphone app to manage pain in kids. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The Arthritis Society today announced the commitment of $3.4 million in funding for arthritis research across Canada this year. The funding will be used to fund both established researchers as well as provide young investigators with their first opportunities to explore novel ideas within the field of arthritis research. A total of 18 new projects will be funded....

2014-09-02 23:03:24

Plus: new survey results underscore prevalence of pain in people living with arthritis. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Welcome to Arthritis Awareness Month. In support of the over 4.6 million Canadians living with the disease, The Arthritis Society is kicking off September with a “Voices of Arthritis” video series featuring well-known Canadians from different walks of life telling their arthritis stories, including:     Lloyd Robertson, veteran news...

2014-08-12 23:06:16

Curriculum Developed by The Arthritis Society Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Pharmacists across the country will soon receive specialized training to better support the unique health needs of those living with arthritis thanks to the launch of a new on-line education program designed by The Arthritis Society. Pharmacists who complete the training will receive certification and be able to offer a wider range of tailored consultations to their patients with arthritis. This is in...

2014-07-17 23:02:32

Beginning July 20, 2014, LCBO customers can support The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division by making a donation at any LCBO store. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Beginning July 20, 2014, LCBO customers can support The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division by making a donation at any LCBO store. Donation boxes for The Arthritis Society will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until August 16, 2014. Funds raised from this limited-time program will directly support The Society’s...

2014-06-09 23:05:18

Walk to Fight Arthritis has raised $6.8 million for arthritis research, education and support programs since its launch. Toronto, Ont. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Thousands of Canadians turned out Sunday in over 25 communities across Canada to raise funds for The Arthritis Society in the 5th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, in response to the question: “Who Moves You?” Arthritis affects people of every age, from every walk of life. One in six Canadians lives with the pain of arthritis today....

2014-06-03 23:02:18

Signature event funds research, programs, support and breakthrough initiatives Toronto, Ont. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 This Sunday, June 8th marks the single biggest day for arthritis fundraising in Canada. The 5th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis unfolds in over 25 communities coast-to-coast, raising funds and awareness for the country’s leading chronic condition. The Walk unites families, friends and organizations in a common goal of delivering support and solutions for the over 4.6 million...

2014-05-13 08:31:25

Consensus Statement Supports Adoption of Psoriasis Resolution by the World Health Organization (WHO) at Upcoming 67th World Health Assembly PORTLAND, Ore., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), European Federation of Psoriasis Associations (EUROPSO), National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and The Arthritis Society today issued a joint consensus statement to provide a framework addressing the unmet needs faced by the over 125...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.