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Interview with rheumatology nurse Jane Brough

Interview with rheumatology nurse Jane Brough

An interview with Jane Brough – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rheumatology, Te Whatu Ora, Taranaki Base Hospital.
Promoting Arthritis Assist in Taranaki: Empowering those with arthritis

Promoting Arthritis Assist in Taranaki: Empowering those with arthritis

Arthritis NZ initiated a pilot programme to promote Arthritis Assist services in regions with limited arthritis care resources. The first region to benefit from this programme is the beautiful Taranaki.
Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis: a review of Studies

Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis: a review of Studies

Smoking tobacco has impacts on Rheumatoid Arthritis at all stages of the disease process and its treatment.
Tips for spending less money on food 

Tips for spending less money on food 

by Tracey Kellett, Registered Nutritionist Here are some helpful tips for spending less money on food and groceries
Research Update: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in New Zealand

Research Update: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in New Zealand

Dr Lao was pleased to report that the research for her Lupus Postdoctoral Fellowship has been progressing very well, and she has covered a lot of important ground over the past nine months.
What is enthesitis? 

What is enthesitis? 

An enthesis is a site where the tendons, which anchor muscles to bone, and ligaments, which join bones together, connect with bone via a specialised fibrous tissue. Enthesitis is a medical condition in which the enthesis becomes inflamed, resulting in swelling, pain, and stiffness in the nearby joint and muscle.
Even through the hard stuff, they can be amazing – Families Camp 2023

Even through the hard stuff, they can be amazing – Families Camp 2023

Families Camp provided a unique opportunity for children and their families to connect with others who understand the challenges of living with arthritis.
Inspiring young people with arthritis – a Teens Camp experience

Inspiring young people with arthritis – a Teens Camp experience

The theme for Teen Camp 2023 was Connection. The Youth Advisory Group wanted to offer a place for young people with arthritis to feel connected, make lifelong friends, and understand that they are not alone in living well with Arthritis.
Does fruit juice cause inflammation?

Does fruit juice cause inflammation?

Real fruit juice with strong natural colours contains potent antioxidants with inflammation-lowering ability.
Cyclone Gabrielle: Medicines availability in a national emergency

Cyclone Gabrielle: Medicines availability in a national emergency

Arthritis NZ’s thoughts are with people affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. In areas affected by flooding, people using arthritis medicines may be worried about availability.
Can I take apple cider vinegar for my arthritis?

Can I take apple cider vinegar for my arthritis?

Apple cider vinegar is an arthritis-cure myth, but unrelated health benefits exist. There is no harm if you want to add ACV to your diet.
Are tomatoes bad for arthritis?

Are tomatoes bad for arthritis?

Fresh, frozen, canned or concentrate; tomatoes aren’t necessarily a bad thing for arthritis. In fact, in many cases, they are the opposite.

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