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Gout Arthritis Talk at Silver Fern Farms
Arthritis NZ gave a Gout Arthritis talk to employees of Silver Fern Farms in Hawera, South Taranaki on Wednesday 31st August.
Can illness trigger arthritis flare-ups?
There is usually a trigger for a flare, and different types of arthritis have different triggers. Respiratory infections like a cold, flu, or COVID-19 are a trigger for autoimmune conditions.
How do I get a mobility parking permit?
You may be eligible for a mobility parking permit. Like a lot of services that help you to manage your arthritis, your GP is the gateway.
What do I need to know before my hip replacement surgery?
You can do a few things to give your hospital stay and recovery process after hip replacement surgery a greater chance of success.
Sharp supports Children’s Camp by raising over $45,000
Sharp supports Children's Camps by running an annual fundraising golf day that raised over $45,000 for Children's Camp.
Gout Arthritis and Purines – Should people with Gout avoid foods high in purines?
Not all purines are equal. Should people with Gout Arthritis avoid foods that are high in purines, and what are purines?
Improving the experiences of health services for people with arthritis
A team of talented medical students are working on research projects that they anticipate will influence and improve health care for people with arthritis.
Community arthritis talks ‘excellent for those who had a recent diagnosis’
EASIE Living Expo hosts community talks on osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis, presented by Arthritis New Zealand.
Significant Lupus research study gets green light
The inaugural Arthritis New Zealand Lupus/ SLE Postdoctoral Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Chunhuan Lao.
Why is equity important for people with arthritis?
Equity is not just a new word for equality. Equity ensures that all have equal opportunities in ways that work for them. Advocating for equity recognises that not everyone starts from the same position.
The workplace and arthritis
A supportive work environment that allows flexible working hours, and adjusted job demands, provides accessibility and includes the presence of supportive co-workers and employers can help to reduce withdrawal from the labour force by people with arthritis.
How do I get a prescription for medicinal cannabis?
Registered doctors in New Zealand can prescribe CBD oil for a medical condition when conventional treatments were not successful.
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