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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.
Building ongoing support and information for families of children with arthritis

Building ongoing support and information for families of children with arthritis

Arthritis New Zealand to extend its services for families who have children with arthritis, working with National Paediatric Rheumatology Services.
Grief as a motivator to live

Grief as a motivator to live

A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.
Remember the joy of just being there

Remember the joy of just being there

A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.
Undiagnosed for years until an eye inflammation came along

Undiagnosed for years until an eye inflammation came along

Anya woke up one morning with a sore eye, pain and blurred vision. This eye inflammation at the age of 27 was a necessary evil that led to a diagnosis.
Against physical odds, Kylie completes Ironman half and trains to take on the full in 2020

Against physical odds, Kylie completes Ironman half and trains to take on the full in 2020

Kylie's road to Ironman began when she first sought help to manage her AS.

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