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    Oct 19

    Full access to healthcare services for chronic arthritis required says sufferer Living and dealing with the physical pain of a chronic disease is the scenario that Isabelle Delormes faces every day. The Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot resident was diagnosed at the age of 20 with ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory form arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints Public
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    Oct 15

    A look at the personal and economic cost of chronic pain According to doctors, chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months and doesn't get better with conventional treatment. Statistics Canada says six million people across the country suffer from chronic pain, meaning 20 per cent of the population is affected. Public
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    Oct 09

    Toronto hospital offers same-day hip replacement surgery Women’s College Hospital in Toronto offers same-day hip replacement surgery, a procedure that is becoming increasingly necessary as the country’s population ages and rates of obesity increase. Public
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    Oct 09

    Universal Pharmacare: Prescribing a solution A 2015 poll shows that 91 percent of Canadians support implementing a universal pharmacare program, which is likely to make this a topic that will be grabbing attention during next year’s federal election.  Public
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    Oct 02

    More online shopping but also pricier drugs: What the new NAFTA means for your wallet As part of the deal, Canada has agreed to extend patent protections for so-called biological pharmaceutical drugs from eight to 10 years, a concession Mexico had already agreed to. Public
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    Sep 26

    Minor to Severe Depression Linked to Arthritis Later In Life, Study Suggests Arthritis is commonly found in adults over age 50 with varying degrees of depression ranging from minor to severe, according a new study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Public
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    Sep 19

    The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder Is Powerful People with RA are significantly more likely to have mental health issues compared to people without RA, study suggests. Public
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    Sep 18

    TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis A Toronto Transit Commission employee says she's back on opioids because her employer told her she can't use medical marijuana and remain as a subway operator, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain.  Public
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    Sep 18

    B.C. aims to implement provincial pain strategy: patients' advocate The British Columbia government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services for chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain and fibromyalgia, the head of a patients’ advocacy group says. Public
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