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2013-09-26 16:27:26

The Arthritis Society supports families with programs, resources TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Arthritis is often thought of as a disease associated with aging, however, a report released today by The Arthritis Society estimates that as many as 24,000 Canadian children aged 18 and under live with a form of arthritis, or more than 3 out of every 1,000 kids. "When you consider the lifelong effects of arthritis, this number is troubling," says Janet Yale, president and CEO of...

2013-09-03 16:27:00

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The statistics are alarming - over 4.6 million Canadians live with arthritis and the annual economic burden is estimated at $33 billion. In the recent 'Fit for Work' study commissioned by The Arthritis Society, one in three respondents reported that they stopped working due to their arthritis, with over 60 per cent of those individuals being of working age - between 18 and 54. These findings demonstrate the increasing economic, physical and...