Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know

Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know

There is a lot of interest in the use of cannabis as a medicine. You, or someone you know, may be considering using medicinal cannabis and have questions about medicinal cannabis products, such as: How and in what situations can…

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Stakeholder Survey 2020 Results

Stakeholder Survey 2020 Results

Thanks to our community who participated in our 2020 Stakeholder Survey – we were delighted with the more than 530 responses. We would like to share the following responses with you, simply click here or on the image to see the…

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How to talk to your Doctor about medications

How to talk to your Doctor about medications

  Kat Keane, our Health Educator, is looking forward to answering your questions throughout the year! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered. How do I talk to my doctor about medications? Read the response here. If you have a question…

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Medication Update

Medication Update

1 June 2020   Opioid Regulatory Changes To minimise the harm caused by opioid prescription medicines to Australians each year, a number of regulatory changes are being implemented. The changes will ensure the safe and effective prescribing and use of…

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NEW Website for Rheumatoid Arthritis – MyRA

NEW Website for Rheumatoid Arthritis – MyRA

Arthritis Australia, in partnership with the Australian Rheumatology Association, has launched a new online rheumatoid arthritis patient-support website. The free MyRA website provides individually tailored information designed to help people seize control and become active participants in their journey with…

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Medication Updates

Medication Updates

May 2020 Rinvoq® (upadacitinib) added to the PBS Breakthrough new medicine listing on the PBS for rheumatoid arthritis from 1 May. Australians with rheumatoid arthritis will benefit from the listing of Rinvoq® (upadacitinib) to the PBS. Patients might otherwise pay…

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Living Virtually – free online resources

Living Virtually – free online resources

  Whilst we are house-bound, we could certainly all do with some things to keep us stimulated.  We’ve compiled a list of free resources available online – zoom/Skype, performing arts, travel, galleries, cooking, animals, libraries and more. Enjoy and share…

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Introducing Our Online Education

Introducing Our Online Education

  Get Moving Series The Get Moving Series will be a compilation of recorded exercise videos. I will be demonstrating a variety of very basic exercises that you can do in or outdoors, at home or (when things get back…

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Managing Hand & Wrist Arthritis

Managing Hand & Wrist Arthritis

  How are hands affected by arthritis? Any joint in your fingers, thumbs, knuckles and wrists can be affected by arthritis. Many different types of arthritis can affect your hands and cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness, e.g. osteoarthritis or…

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World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day

World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day

WORD Day is an international day has been created to raise awareness and knowledge to help in early diagnoses of young rheumatic diseases. Early intervention changes lives, so this WORD Day, we are sharing diagnosis stories from our juvenile arthritis community.…

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