Government of BC awards ARC $3 million for arthritis research. Left to right: Ron McKerrow, ARC Board Chair; Minister Terry Lake, Minister of Health; Dr. John Esdaile, Scientific Director ARC; Minister Teresa Wat, MLA Richmond Centre; Linda Reid, Speaker of the House & MLA, Richmond East
The Government of BC donates $3 million for arthritis research.
The Government of British Columbia’s Health Minister, Terry Lake, made an incredible announcement during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon: $3 million dollars will go to the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) to help further developments in arthritis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
As a disease that encompasses more than 100 forms, arthritis is the leading cause of disability. For this reason, its impact on the Canadian economy is estimated to be $33 billion each year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. During the announcement, Minister Lake said “With this investment, our government aims to help the Arthritis Research Centre continue to improve the lives of British Columbians living with arthritis, as well as reduce the burden arthritis puts on our healthcare system.” Continue reading
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“People living with arthritis have a right to be heard,” says Fran, because “treating arthritis is a two-way street.”
September is Arthritis Awareness Month so I thought it appropriate that I scheduled a rheumatologist appointment to follow up some routine tests to check my physical wellbeing (bone density, blood work, etc.). In the waiting room I was pleased to see that my rheumy had displayed the new Arthritis Patient Charter created by the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) with the support of Arthritis Consumer Experts, The Arthritis Society and the Canadian Spondylitis Association, to name a few partners. Continue reading
September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada. To celebrate arthritis awareness, Arthritis Broadcast Network highlights some of the best advocates and supporters of arthritis.
Throughout the month of September, we will be profiling people who have been making a difference in the arthritis world. We will be profiling researchers, bloggers, and individuals living with the disease. These are our “Arthritis Superheroes”.
To start off our “Arthritis Superheroes” series, ABN wants to share with you the Arthritis Patient Charter. Continue reading