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We need innovation and new thinking in our management of arthritis

We need innovation and new thinking in our management of arthritis

We are reminded that things are changing and the health issues we face will be potentially unaffordable.
Young people with arthritis are overlooked

Young people with arthritis are overlooked

Having to learn how to self-inject medication at the age of 11 years is a common experience among teenagers and children who have a form of arthritis.
Gout arthritis researcher awarded for outstanding work

Gout arthritis researcher awarded for outstanding work

Gout arthritis researcher awarded for outstanding work
Look at arthritis as a disability or use it to make you stronger?

Look at arthritis as a disability or use it to make you stronger?

Emily Goodenough is a 27-year-old diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis three years ago. A personal trainer and life coach.
Archery gives a new lease on the life of a young man with psoriatic arthritis

Archery gives a new lease on the life of a young man with psoriatic arthritis

Archery gives new lease on the life of a young man with psoriatic arthritis.
The importance of better ways to manage arthritis

The importance of better ways to manage arthritis

Bernie O’Brien, 77, from Christchurch, experiences excruciating pain from his osteoarthritis and has done for many years. Seeking help from an arthritis educator helped him learn to manage his flare-ups better.
‘Being creative distracts me from the pain’

‘Being creative distracts me from the pain’

Lynne Henderson tries her best to be active and lose some weight after palindromic rheumatism took away her active lifestyle.
It could be worse – Mum of 2 kids with arthritis

It could be worse – Mum of 2 kids with arthritis

Rebecca still has what they call juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). “I remember things being extremely difficult between the age of four and eight."
The worst thing a person with arthritis can do is fear the next flare

The worst thing a person with arthritis can do is fear the next flare

Rebecca still has what they call juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). “I remember things being extremely difficult between the age of four and eight."
Kiwibank does away with cheques

Kiwibank does away with cheques

Kiwibank announced earlier this year that it will stop processing cheques from 28 February 2020. The bank will not issue new cheque books from 30 September 2019.
18-year-old with lupus still loves sport, despite arthritis in joints

18-year-old with lupus still loves sport, despite arthritis in joints

TP lives lupus, an autoimmune condition which causes pain and swelling in joints and muscles. TP was youth-leader at the Children’s Camp.

A 3-year wait for life-changing jaw joint replacement

A rheumatologist diagnosed it as arthritis, as “seronegative inflammatory arthritis,” which means they were unsure of what particular arthritis it is.

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