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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Haemochromatosis and arthritis: are you aware?

Haemochromatosis and arthritis: are you aware?

  Kat Keane, our Health Educator, is looking forward to answering your questions throughout the year! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered. What are the links between Haemochromatosis and arthritis? Read the response here. If you have a question that you…

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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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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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