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My JIA Journey journal launched for children with arthritis

My JIA Journey journal launched for children with arthritis

Discover the inspiring My JIA Journey journal launched by Arthritis NZ. Created by dedicated youth leaders, this resource is a tool for children and young adults facing arthritis or autoimmune conditions in Aotearoa. Experience unity, shared wisdom, and moving speeches from the launch event. Join a supportive community dedicated to improving lives and offering a beacon of hope for those on their journey with arthritis in New Zealand.
World Fruit and Vegetable Day

World Fruit and Vegetable Day

20 October is World Fruit and Vegetable Day, celebrated by 30 nations of AIAM5, a global Alliance of Associations that promotes fruit and vegetable consumption and the 5-a-day movement.
Arthritis Assist visits Southland

Arthritis Assist visits Southland

Southland trip - a journey of health, community, and inspiration. Arthritis NZ visited Dunedin, Gore, and Invercargill to engage with health professionals and community groups to promote Arthritis Assist.
Youth leader receives prestigious awards from University of Canterbury

Youth leader receives prestigious awards from University of Canterbury

by Georgie-Anne Cox "Remember, your diagnosis does not define you!"  I was honoured to accompany one of our ...
Resilience through pain and rheumatoid arthritis

Resilience through pain and rheumatoid arthritis

Growing up with rheumatoid arthritis as a teenager wasn’t easy for Rhianna. This is a story of resilience through pain and arthritis.
How to use our breath to control stress and reduce pain

How to use our breath to control stress and reduce pain

by Tracey Kellett The breath and stress: when we are responding to stress, our breathing pattern changes and ...
Hand pain sparks a successful business idea

Hand pain sparks a successful business idea

by Alyson Harris, owner of Elite Left Limited Around the age of 40, I began experiencing symptoms of ...
AGM 2023 to be held online

AGM 2023 to be held online

The 2023 FY Annual General Meeting for Arthritis NZ - Mateponapona Aotearoa will be held online on Wednesday 29 November.
Methotrexate and Folic Acid

Methotrexate and Folic Acid

Why am I prescribed folic acid with methotrexate? Rheumatologist Dr Andrew Harrison answers FAQs about methotrexate and folic acid.
Osteoarthritis support for people in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough

Osteoarthritis support for people in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough

Arthritis New Zealand was invited to speak as part of an informative series of community health lectures hosted by the University of Otago and funded through the Care Foundation.
Illuminating the dark corners of arthritis challenges

Illuminating the dark corners of arthritis challenges

These volunteers are driven by the heartfelt desire to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by arthritis.
Interstitial lung disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and vaping

Interstitial lung disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and vaping

Interstitial Lung Diseases can be caused by long-term exposure to hazardous materials, or by an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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