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Over 350 million people worldwide, including more than six million Canadians of all ages, live with pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.

At Arthritis Research Canada, research teams are working to find solutions to help those people deal with the challenges caused by this debilitating disease.

Arthritis is the most common health reason why Canadians stop working. We’ve developed a unique, online program, called Making it Work™, to help them remain employed.

Arthritis inflammation can cause complications like heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. We’re finding ways to prevent these serious, life-threatening conditions.

We’re also evaluating the long-term impact of virtual appointments on patients, and determining the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. And these are only a few examples.

More than aches and pains

Arthritis costs the Canadian economy an estimated $33 billion per year.

Arthritis research is the only way to find answers and save the lives of millions struggling with the over 100 types of arthritis.

With four centres across Canada, Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research centre in North America, conducting research to explore every possible avenue of discovery aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, new and better treatment, and improved quality of life.

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