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Christmas has come early for Kidslifx

Children attending the Adelaide Kidsflix Christmas events this year will be faced with a tricky decision – a choice of FOUR movies with My Little Pony, The Star, Ferdinand or Coco all being screened! This is a welcome dilemma for the hundreds of families attending whose children are living...

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Rheumatoid arthritis friendly recipes to try at home

This recipe is provided by Sandra Lee from the program 'I Can with RA in the Kitchen', sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb and the Arthritis Foundation of USA   Lemon Rosemary Chicken Time: Prep 10 minutes, bake 20 minutes Four 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 teaspoons extra...

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New rules on complimentary medicines now apply

People with chronic health problems often look to complementary medicines as a way of supporting their condition A major report has recommended sweeping changes to pharmacy regulations particularly in the area of homeopathic medicines This group of products are not assessed for efficacy by the...

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Arthritis SA hosts parliamentary breakfast to urge government to address the burden of arthritis on South Australia

On Wednesday 5th July, 2017, Arthritis SA hosted South Australian politicians to a Parliamentary Breakfast to discuss the burden that arthritis has on the community and the lives of people affected by the condition In 2015 the South Australian healthcare costs for arthritis was $500 million With...

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Research participants needed - Have your say about services available for people with arthritis

Rheumatology Nurse Survey Do you have inflammatory arthritis or a rheumatic condition needing specialist care? Or do you provide clinical care for someone with these conditions? If so, Arthritis Australia and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association would like to encourage you to...

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Board members elected unopposed

Three Board members were elected unopposed to Arthritis SA's Board at the foundation's Annual General Meeting on October 25 Dr Simon Burnet, Dr Tiffany Gill and Ms Tracey Powell will serve another term on the Board Dr Simon Burnet has been serving as the foundation's Medical Director, Dr Gill as...

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South Australian Katrina Smith has the world at her feet this weekend, defying a world of pain.

Despite suffering from inflammatory arthritis, Katrina, 22, will be competing with a team of 24 young women in one of Australia's biggest calisthenics competitions, known as the Royal South Street Calisthernics Senior Championships, in Ballarat, Victoria Her team, Marden Calisthenics College, will...

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JOIN US IN OCTOBER 2017

  The remote and spectacular new Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will be traversed by a small band of people wanting to draw attention to arthritis and raise money for research into treatments in 2017 These will be everyday South Australians, of all ages and currently all fitness levels...

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New membership payment options offer savings

Three and five year membership payment options offering considerable savings are being offered by Arthritis South Australia from 1 September  2016 – the start of the foundation’s new membership year Concession card holders can pay $65 for three years of membership or $100 for...

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Four lucky winners are poised for a Great Aussie Escape

Just about all of our Aussie Escape Lottery winners have booked their trips through Australian Holiday Centre and are ready to set off on experiences of a lifetime First prize winner, T Temby, with ticket 18718, is ready to fly with another to Perth, explore on tour, including a visit to world...

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Aches and pains during cold and wet weather

Arthritis can affect people all through the year, however the winter and wet weather months can make it harder to manage the symptoms   The cold and damp weather affects those living with arthritis as climate can create increased pain to joints whilst changes also occur to exercise...

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Know your bones launch

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Osteoporosis Australia have launched the Know Your Bones online tool which provides a personalised estimate of bone fracture risk Evidence based and consumer friendly, it takes approximately 5 minutes to complete, and aims to empower...

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Arthritis SA issues caution over phone drug seller

MEDIA RELEASE 3 JUNE 2016 Arthritis South Australia is warning people to be cautious if they receive phone calls from someone claiming to be a doctor who tries to sell them “medications” to treat arthritis Arthritis SA CEO, Julie Black, said no “medication” for...

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The cost of arthritis is getting higher

Arthritis will cost Australia a staggering $7 6 billion by 2030 according to a report created by The University of Sydney for Arthritis Australia The report has been released during Arthritis Week to draw attention to the importance of tackling the multiple issues associated with arthritis...

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Subsidised access to allied health vital to tackling osteoarthritis tsunami

Earlier diagnosis and changes to funding are urgently needed to allow the ‘tsunami’ of elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) to access the vital subsidised allied health services they need, a leading rheumatologist says Professor Lyn March, Liggins Professor of Sydney...

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Make Every Step Count

Limber up, be a hero and get ready to make a difference to your own life and the lives of those you love by taking part in Time to Move 2016 At its core is a challenge for you to walk 10,000 steps a day for 7 days and put a spring in your step and life That is the recommended number of...

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Welcome to our new Paediatric Rheumatology Nurse Tracy Rose

The position of paediatric rheumatology nurse at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital is like “a perfect storm of a job” for Tracy Rose, who started work in the position in March It brings together the highs and lows of her personal and working life, but most of all, a...

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Hydrotherapy Can Help Pregnant Women With Arthritis

For pregnant women with any form of arthritis, continuing hydrotherapy can be a vexed question with many pregnancy guides advising against hot tubs, spas or saunas However, these guides don’t generally discuss the benefits of hydrotherapy for people with arthritis Many women find their...

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Promising new scleroderma research

New research could lead to more targeted treatments for sufferers of a rare but debilitating auto immune disease, a PhD student studying in Adelaide says Sceroderma is characterised by the tightening and hardening of the skin, making it difficult for sufferers to perform day to day tasks It...

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Two life changing journeys has Madeline stepping forward in different directions

Madeline Sharpley is ready to set off on two journeys  of a lifetime – leading an attention grabbing trek through New Zealand’s spectacular Milford Sound and then walking down the aisle to marry the love of her life In between work, wedding planning and gown fittings Madeline has...

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Back to school tips for kids living with arthritis

Waking up, getting changed, having breakfast, packing bags, brushing teeth, tidying up, and getting to school on time, is difficult for most children and teenagers – let alone carrying the extra burden of managing Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Flare ups can be unpredictable and last...

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New Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatments On The Horizon

There are two new treatments on the horizon for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) These developments have researchers, inculding Professor Matt Brown of the Diamantina Institue, very excitied Treatment 1 Collaboration with Janssen Cilag For 40 years it was thought that a gene called HLA B27 was...

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Arthritis Australia launches new online resource

To coincide with World Arthritis Day 2015, Arthritis Australia has launched a new online resource, called EMPOWERED, to support those living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) to better manage their condition Although arthritis is typically...

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Marathon Man Simon Trott triumphs in quest for kids

Marathon Man Simon Trott was given rousing applause when he arrived at Arthritis SA after completing seven marathons in seven days to raise money for kids with arthritis Family members, friends, staff members from Arthritis SA and most importantly, daughter Lekeisha, cheered Simon as he arrived...

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Biosimilars and biologics: What you need to know

The advent of biosimilars heralds a new era in biologic therapy for auto immune forms of arthritis   But government moves to drive the uptake of biosimilars to achieve budget savings have raised concerns What does it all mean for health consumers? Biologic medicines for the treatment of...

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Diabetes management as you age - Do you have an opinon?

Research Dietitian of Flinders University, Olivia Farrer, would like to invite you to participate in a brief recorded discussion or ‘focus group’ as part of her PhD studies entitled: ‘An exploratory study of older adults and expectations for aged care in managing diet and...

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Media Release - Urgent review of knee and back pain care needed to curb wasted health spending

Arthritis Australia is calling for an urgent review of care arrangements for people with knee and back pain following a Four Corners report that millions of health dollars are being wasted on inappropriate care for people with these conditions “Excess imaging and over reliance on surgery...

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World Arthritis Day 2015

World Arthritis Day is on October 12 giving you a chance now to contribute to global awareness of arthritis All you need to do is write a friend’s name on your hand, photograph it, and share it with us on facebook, as well as use #WADHigh5 Make sure your friend gets to see it and does the...

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The benefits of yoga

A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis Johns Hopkins researchers report that 8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental wellbeing of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee...

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The Dunedin Fatigue Study

Spring has sprung and you’re thinking about doing a physical and mental stocktake? A New Zealand study shows how the two are related for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) Called the Dunedin Fatigue Study, it showed how more physical activity might improve mood...

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GCA & PMR Focus Groups

Patient perspectives of disease and corticosteroid therapy in giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) The Rheumatology unit at the Queen Elizabeth hospital along with Arthritis Australia are conducting a study on people’s experiences of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and...

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Grasp the nettle in 2015-16 and receive lots of benefits?

You could share in the benefits provided to members of Arthritis SA by taking out one of our inexpensive membership options or renewing your membership As a member of Arthritis SA you will get special treatment You are welcome to attend Arthritis SA courses and seminars for free You can join...

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Top line-up draws the attention of 100+ health professionals

More than 100 health professionals from throughout South Australia learnt of the latest treatments, information and experiences associated with managing people with arthritis at Arthritis SA’s inaugural Health Professional Annual Conference on 26 June Some of the State’s most...

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New idea shifts fundraising into top gear

You can get a tax deductible donation by donating your old jalopy to benefit Arthritis SA It’s called Charity Car http://www charitycar net au, a bold and innovative idea that lets you get rid of that old car threatening to rust away in the driveway by having it collected and recycled...

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Book now for Easy Moves for Arthritis exercise classes

Are you sitting down? It might seem impossible to get the shake, rattle and roll back into your life, especially when your joints are painful and aching from arthritis or some other musculo skeletal problem But there’s good news: it’s never too late to get moving and exercise has been...

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Great Escape Lottery winners announced

Thank you to everyone who supported Arthritis SA, CARA, Autism SA and The Mary Potter Foundation in the 2015 Great Escape Lottery. We congratulate all of the winners.  

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Walk for Arthritis a great success!

A stream of walkers clad in sapphire blue T shirts carrying the message that kids get arthritis too cut a path along South Australia’s best known metropolitan beach on Sunday 29 March 2015 in Arthritis SA’s Walk for Arthritis Surreal against blue mauve early morning light and a glass...

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Participants needed for fibromyalgia study

Do you have fibromyalgia? Carolyn Berryman from UniSA is about to begin a study on sensory processing in people with and without fibromyalgia. If would like to take part please contact Carolyn on carolyn.berryman@unisa.edu.au.

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Fibromyalgia update

Living with fibromyalgia can be extremely difficult. This informative article, co-written by South Australian rheumatologist Dr Richard Kwiatek, provides an update on epidemiology, diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia.

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New information for men and osteoporosis

Did you know 250,000 men in Australia have osteoporosis? Osteoporosis Australia have released new fact sheets and information specifically for for men living with osteoporosis. http://www.osteoporosis.org.au/men

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Arthritis SA to fund state's first Paediatric Rheumatology Nurse

Arthritis South Australia will fund the appointment of the State’s first ever Rheumatology Paediatric Nurse at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Arthritis SA Chief Executive Officer Julie Black says the funding will enable more support and management of children who are...

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Promising new arthritis research

Arthritis, alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis treatments could be improved by a recent development made by scientists at the University of Queensland Working along side an international team, scientists have developed a molecule that fights one of the main causes of inflammatory...

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51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints

Follow these simple steps to preserve joint health Avoid a pain in the neck Document holders attached to computer monitors and positioned at eye level, along with hands free telephone headsets, can reduce neck strain Compute comfortably Your upper body should be spaced 20 to 26 inches from your...

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Meet our Donor Relations Coordinator

Rachel Halley is Arthritis SA’s new Donor Relations Coordinator and has been busy out and about meeting members and donors Before accepting the role, Rachel had been involved with the organisation for approximately two years, working in the Contact Centre and volunteering at KidsFlix These...

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Learn the latest on Lupus Scleroderma and Sjogrens research

The latest research into Lupus Scleroderma & Sjogren’s will go under the microscope at a special  evening organised and hosted by the Lupus, Scleroderma & Sjogrens SA Support Group on Tuesday 21 October at Arthritis SA The research will be the focus of a presentation by...

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The Bones and Joints School

The Bones and Joints School is all about learning how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent or delay chronic conditions The online school is a virtual and interactive portal for children, parents and teachers This innovative website was created in conjunction with the...

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Launch of new television campaign 'I have arthritis'

Arthritis SA is excited to launch 'I have arthritis', a new television campaign now airing on Channel 9 Two million Australians of all ages are affected by arthritis, so support to find a cure is more important than ever If you haven't seen the clip yet, click here to view Special thanks to...

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Two-minute exercise videos

These 2-minute exercise routines offer a simple range of motion and stretching exercises designed to reduce joint pain and stiffness. Click here to view videos.

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Groundbreaking scleroderma research

Groundbreaking research is being conducted at Michigan State University for a debilitating disease that hardens skin  Dr Richard Neubig, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MSU said there is a way to successfully block progression of scleroderma by changing the way diseased...

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Would you like to be a part of an online research study into Osteoarthritis?

The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney Australia CRUfAD is currently recruiting for a study to evaluate an online treatment for depression in individuals with osteoarthritis...

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Time To Move

The Time to Move: Arthritis strategy provides a road map for improving care across Australia for people with arthritis Details are summarised in Time to Move: Arthritis, A national strategy to reduce a costly burden report The strategy is supported by three documents which respectively address...

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Young arthritis sufferers choose treatments that 'make life normal'

Inflammatory arthritis, a group of conditions including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, can need aggressive treatment including the use of biologic therapies For young people, making these crucial treatment...

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Vitamin D research takes edge off cure-all claims

Nearly 60 per cent of the Australian population has been diagnosed with low vitamin D but new research has revealed supplements could be a waste of money, even causing harm in some people who take high doses.

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Arthritis SA supports an active Research Program

The Board of Arthritis SA remains committed to supporting an active research program Over the last twelve months Arthritis SA supported research at both national and state levels $100,000 was provided to support the Arthritis Australia National Research Program In addition, for the first time in...

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