Pharmaceutical company, Abbvie, recently announced the launch of a new symptom screener questionnaire, Dont Turn Your Back on Pain, designed to help those with unresolved chronic back pain discover the possible cause of their discomfort.
It’s always a busy but enjoyable time attending Rheumatology Annual Scientific meetings and this year’s NZRA & ARA meeting in Auckland was no exception. CreakyJoints Australia met up with many rheumatologists, researchers and arthritis related organisations and attended a number of...
CreakyJoints Australia was delighted to have a chat with Rebecca Grainger, while we were in Auckland attending the NZRA & ARA Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Rebecca is a Rheumatologist for Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) and senior lecturer at the University of Otago in Wellington
Learning about rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you have just been diagnosed, have a friend or family member navigating the disease, or are an up-and-coming medical professional, this guide by Dr. Irwin Lim provides readers with…
Having had arthritis all this time, I don’t remember life without it. I don’t remember what it’s like not to have to take tablets, limp, and be in pain or discomfort every day or to regularly go to the doctors, have tests, and be in hospital. It’s all just a part of my life and I’ve accepted it.
I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 13 years. Despite how this has changed my life, I am a positive and happy person. The reason I wanted to write this post was to share my thoughts and hopefully help others who suffer from a chronic illness.
It doesn’t matter if it is a big event (like a 50th birthday party) or meeting friends in a café - whenever an invitation comes up, or I consider planning something myself, my brain starts firing a long string of questions.
Community Health Centres are providers of a vast range of primary care and allied health services. They are not-for-profit organisations funded through a mix of council, state and federal government health programs.
Australians are fortunate to have access to a wide range of government health resources. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to know what these are or how to access them. We’ve prepared a list of the more common pensions, benefits and services available for those with chronic health issues such as arthritis.
Support groups are great places to meet others with similar health conditions or life challenges. They provide the opportunity to ask the questions you don’t really get to talk to your doctor about – especially the questions about how to live with your condition day in, day out.
Biosimilars are now available in Australia. We support the adoption of biosimilars and believe they hold great promise in lowering costs for patients and improving access to treatment options. However, we want to ensure they are implemented safely and effectively.
There’s a very good chance that your rheumatologist recently returned from Auckland, New Zealand, where he or she attended the joint New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) and Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) annual conference.
As we all know, last Tuesday the Australian federal government announced the national Budget for 2017/18. On the health-front, it contained new announcements that will affect us all.
If you keep track of what’s going on in the world of medical research (as many people living with arthritis...
The ArthritisPower Research Advisory Board (RAB) is a representative stakeholder group that provides advice about research implementation and sustainability of...