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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Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  Kat Keane, our Health Educator, is looking forward to answering your questions throughout the year! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered.   This Month Question: There is a lot of focus on exercise for osteoarthritis (OA). I have Rheumatoid Arthritis…

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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

  Community Health Education Series While we would normally bring our community education sessions to you, and deliver them face to face, we obviously cannot do this currently. We will be recording summarised webinars of our most popular community educations…

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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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Taking Control of your Psoriatic Arthritis

Taking Control of your Psoriatic Arthritis

  What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. This causes the joints to become painful, stiff and often swollen. Around one in ten people who have a skin disease called psoriasis develop…

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Best & Worst Packaging 2019

Best & Worst Packaging 2019

Each year Arthritis Australia runs a campaign to determine the best and worst packaging as voted by people living with arthritis. According to their research, 44 per cent of consumers struggle with packaging every day, negatively impacting their emotional wellbeing…

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Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Wall plank – example of a modified plank This month’s exercise of the month focuses on the abdomen. Considered the centre of the body, it is what connects the upper half of the body to the lower half. Formed by…

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