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Get Gout Gone And Get Back Into Life

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 12:13 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Gout is stopping some Maori and Pasifika from having full lives warns former international netballer and coach Linda Vagana. “There’s is no need for individuals in our communities to suffer and miss out” the former Silver Ferns player says. “Often ... More >>

Tackling The Myths About Arthritis

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 3:47 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Monday, October 12th is World Arthritis Day. A day that Arthritis New Zealand is using to tackle some myths about arthritis- myths that contribute to significant misunderstanding of the condition. Currently, over 700,000 people in New Zealand ... More >>

It’s just arthritis - so what?

Monday, 23 September 2019, 11:29 am | Arthritis New Zealand

It’s a common enough reaction – so what ? Isn’t it just old people that get arthritis? More >>

Osteoarthritis - is NZ neglecting our ageing population?

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:28 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

It’s not just the elephant in the room - it’s a herd of elephants on the rampage. Osteoarthritis is a severe health issue that is only going to get worse. New Zealand needs to be much more proactive in acknowledging the seriousness of this debilitating ... More >>

Gout arthritis - improvements in prescriptions called for

Friday, 2 August 2019, 4:15 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand and Gout Action Aotearoa have called for improvements in the prescription of uric acid lowering medication for Māori and Pacific peoples who have gout arthritis. This call comes in the wake of news on Radio New Zealand this ... More >>

Mobile medical clinics could help gout patients

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 6:38 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand believes that Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s plan to bring in 200 mobile medical clinics to vulnerable areas could help to increase the number of gout arthritis patients, especially Maori and Pacific, that receive care and medication. More >>

Children with arthritis come together at camp

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 3:47 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

The 2019 Arthritis New Zealand Children’s Camp was a roaring success. Nearly 100 people attended the weekend-long event that took place from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March in Matamata. More >>

Arthritis report finds significant impact on Māori

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 9:05 am | Arthritis New Zealand

Tomorrow a major report on the Economic Cost of Arthritis in New Zealand*, will be launched by Kaiponapona Aotearoa, Arthritis New Zealand - a report that has major implications for Māori health. More >>

Camp caters for kids with arthritis

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:54 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Camp caters for kids with arthritis Around 25 children with arthritis and their families are looking forward to a camp designed especially for them at Totara Springs, Matamata next weekend (23-25 February). At the camp, run by Arthritis New Zealand, ... More >>

Arthritis numbers rise

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 1:36 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Latest Ministry of Health figures show 17 percent of adults have arthritis, up from 15 percent in 2011/12. Half of adults aged over 75 have the condition, which often leads to chronic pain and is a major cause of disability for older people. More >>

Arthritis New Zealand offers free phone support

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 5:10 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

People with arthritis in the Waikato DHB area now have access to personalised telephone support from Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Arthritis – anyone, any age

Monday, 18 September 2017, 7:42 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis can affect anyone at any age – that’s the message of Arthritis New Zealand’s annual appeal this week.. Arthritis is not just an old person’s disease. Half the 624,000 Kiwis with arthritis are of working age and around one in 1,000 ... More >>

Elective surgery only one option for people with arthritis

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 4:26 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand says the increase in elective surgery announced by the Prime Minister today needs to be matched with early intervention and treatment to reduce the pain and suffering of people living with arthritis. More >>

Arthritis medications need funding too

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:34 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand today expressed concern that medications that are waiting for Pharmac funding could be overlooked because of publicity about new cancer treatments. More >>

Call to combine gout and diabetes testing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:49 am | Arthritis New Zealand

New Zealand has joined forces with Diabetes New Zealand to call for uric acid testing for gout to be included alongside blood sugar tests. More >>

Health System Hardly Enviable for People with Arthrisis

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:02 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Thursday 10 August, 2017 - On the contrary, Kiwis with arthritis envy patients in other countries, says Arthritis New Zealand’s CEO Sandra Kirby. More >>

Arthritis New Zealand President opens search for new CEO

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:05 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Associate Professor Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand, said he had accepted with regret the resignation of long-standing CEO Sandra Kirby. “Sandra has provided great leadership for nine years. While we will miss her and her enthusiasm, ... More >>

New health service helps people with osteoarthritis

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 3:00 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

A new online programme is helping people manage their osteoarthritis and share with others who have the condition. More >>

James Lowe’s golden game (tinged with orange)

Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

When James Lowe plays his 50th rugby game for the Chiefs tonight, Arthritis New Zealand will celebrate his golden milestone along with him. The 24-year-old winger will be wearing his orange Arthritis New Zealand wristband as usual. He’s battled ... More >>

Genes to blame for gout, not food

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:31 am | Arthritis New Zealand

Advances in genetic research into gout underline Arthritis New Zealand’s message to people living with this extremely painful disease. Gout causes excruciating pain and swelling in the joints of the hands and feet, usually the big toes. It’s the ... More >>