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
The collaboration will focus on research around the early detection and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis – a debilitating auto-immune condition that many of us know all too well!
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.
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.
The cannabis (marijuana) plant has been used for both medicinal and recreational purposes for many centuries. Its reputation for giving...
By now, most of you will be aware that we have a new Federal Minister for Health and Sport in Australia. Greg Hunt was appointed to the position after the resignation of Sussan Ley on 18 January 2017 following an expenses scandal.
In the week before Christmas, a decision was made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) that will have far-reaching effects for many thousands of Australians dealing with pain.
CreakyJoints Australia recently dropped in to visit Rheumatologist, Dr Irwin Lim, an avid Twitter user and blogger at his Chatswood Rheumatology Clinic, one of two BJC Health centres in Sydney, Australia.
I have been looking forward to contributing to this site for some time and I have so many ideas for...