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Disease Management

Arthritis affects more than 4.6 million Canadian adults. But, did you know that more than 26,000 Canadian children and teens live with arthritis, too?


Understanding your thyroid and how it works is important to your health. The small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the throat is a powerful hormonal engine, and when it isn’t functioning optimally, the consequences can be disabling – even fatal.


During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January, Canadian organizations will work to create awareness, fund research and provide services for the 564,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease.

While there is currently no cure or treatment that can stop its progression, there are medications that may reduce the severity of some symptoms.


Acute pain can save a life by alerting us to injury and help us recover by forcing us to protect the injured area. But chronic pain – the kind that continues after injuries have healed or is caused by other nervous system disorders – can lead to a life that many of those who suffer say doesn’t feel like it’s worth living at all.


Affecting Canadians young and old, regardless of background or ethnicity, arthritis inflicts chronic pain and can lead to a debilitating loss of mobility. One in six adults over the age of 15—or over 4.6 million Canadians—report having arthritis. By 2036, this number is expected to grow to an estimated 7.5 million.



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