Expert Alert - Arthritis - It's a pain!

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts are available to share the
    latest advances in arthritis research

OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Arthritis may not always dominate the headlines, but it can dominate a person's life. One in six Canadians suffers from some form of arthritis, and for many of these people, pain and reduced mobility are part of their daily existence. Despite the prevalence of this debilitating disease, there is still a lot we don't know about why people develop arthritis. There are even more questions about the best way to treat it. That's why CIHR funds a wide range of arthritis research. The experts below are some of the outstanding health researchers in Canada who are working to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of arthritis with the support of funding from CIHR.


    Is my arthritis making me depressed? The link between chronic pain and
    mental health
    Dr. Gillian Hawker, a CIHR-funded researcher from Women's College
    Hospital (Toronto)

    Is the treatment right for me? Here's the "ANSWER" - a new online tool
    that helps people with rheumatoid arthritis find reliable information to
    make treatment decisions
    Dr. Linda Li, a CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    The benefits of physical activity for people with osteoarthritis
    Dr. Allyson Jones, a CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    Alberta (Edmonton)

    Regeneration: Stimulating the body to repair the joint damage connected
    with arthritis
    Dr. Michael Buschmann, CIHR-funded researcher from the École
    Polytechnique de Montréal

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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