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#Goals4Arthritis – Goal 3: Appreciate FIFA dads and all dads

Father’s Day is this Sunday#Goals4Arthritis would like to send a shout out to all the FIFA World Cup dads and all other dads in the world. Goal 3 is to work your cerebral muscles and come up with something fun to do with your father tomorrow. FIFA dads are like any other dads – they love spending time with their kids and family; value the love and support of their family; and proudly serve as role models for their children.

#Goals4Arthritis BannerArthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) came across an article on VOXXI™ that names seven elite soccer dads at this year’s FIFA World Cup. Further research would probably reveal other dads from this year’s championship; however, ABN thinks the list below is sufficient for now. Why not add your dad to the list of elite dads? Tell us in the comments section below why your dad is the best dad in the world! To view a photo gallery of the FIFA dads with their loved ones, please click here

Kids with Soccer Ball

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The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is May 27-June 1

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival will be happening throughout this week from May 27-June 1. The festival has been educating, entertaining, and inspiring children since 1978. In 2011, the festival site moved from Vanier Park to Granville Island to gain more outdoor spaces and theatrically equipped venues.

Show tickets for the festival includes access to over 15 interactive arts activities. Below is a list of performers for this year’s program: (Click here for more information on each performance.)

  • Dancing girlsA Circus in Wonderland
  • Erth Dinosaur Zoo
  • In Abundance
  • Fred Penner
  • Kaput
  • Le Groupe Swing
  • Rick Scott – The Great Gazzoon
  • The Frog King
  • Where I Live
  • Variety Show
  • Aché Brasil

You can become a kid again in the activity village where you can learn, practice, and participate in perfecting your circus skills, face painting, interactive dinosaur sculpturing, getting lost in a musical maze, playing around in the musical playground, dancing in dance-around-the-world, doing bicycle spin-art and origami, and many more.

CRA Interview Series 2014 – Dr. Brian Feldman: Mesauring stuff? What’s right? What’s wrong?

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Dr. Brian Feldman: Measuring stuff? What’s right? What’s wrong?

Today’s interview features Dr. Brian Feldman, the Division Head of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario. Dr. Feldman won the Distinguished Investigator award for twenty years of contribution to the field of rheumatology. He shares with us information from his workshop titled “Measuring Stuff: What’s Right? What’s Wrong? We Can’t Manage What We Don’t Measure.” He explains about reducing bias when it comes to understanding whether a treatment is working for a patient.

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

Christmas Carol Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital

Here is your chance to help BC Children’s Hospital raise funds for urgently needed equipment and have a little fun too. All you need to do is watch this fun Christmas music video featuring Bobs and LoLo and then share it with all your friends and encourage them to do the same. Click here to watch video. Every time the video is viewed Raymond James will donate 25 cents up to $25,000 to help sick kids get the care they need. There isn’t any cost and there isn’t any limit to how many times you can share. Just take a moment to enjoy the sounds of the season and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Arthritis Consumer Experts’ Johanna Kendall’s son is one of the kids in the video. For those who know him, see if you can spot him in the video!

Health Canada approves medication for juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Group picture of kidsHealth Canada approves tocilizumab (Actemra®) to treat Canadian children with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Nearly two years ago tocilizumab (Actemra®) was approved by Health Canada for treating the systemic form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). One week ago that approval was expanded to include polyarticular-course JIA. Continue reading