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Hospital collaboration at it best

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Jalyn is treated successfully at Warren Hospital
“The Rheumatology team have made a big difference to our family and Jayln. He has been treated so well by all of the team and they have gone above and beyond especially looping in with our local nurse Tina to help with his treatment,” said Rebecca, Jalyn’s Mum. Jayln had a sore foot. After a couple of days, it had started to swell and turn purple, and his temperature rose…
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JAFA Online Symposium

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  Critical Issues in Juvenile Arthritis: Advances in Treatment & Research, Managing Pain, Uveitis UPDATE JAFA Online Symposium Sunday 11 October  7pm to 9pm (Sydney / Melbourne) Program 7:00pm  Welcome and Introduction Convenor:  Ruth Colgiuri 7:05pm  A Word from the JAFA Board on World Arthritis Day 7:15pm  Advances in Treatment and Research “Armchair…
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Connecting Families – JAFA

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Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia – JAFA “JAFA is the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia. It’s a BRAND new, not-for- profit organisation, formed to provide a voice dedicated exclusively to the needs of children and young people with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases and their families.” JAFA refers to diseases such as JIA, JRA,…
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It started in my knee!

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Camp Footloose, an annual camp for young people with arthritis has just wrapped up.  The camp provides an opportunity for kids from 9 to 18 yrs to have fun, meet other kids with arthritis and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive environment. “It started in my knee” Older…
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Joint injections

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Many children benefit from steroid injections into inflammed joints. Paedriatic Rheumatology Network. Photo courtesy of Eddie Kopp via Unsplash.
Some children with rheumatologic problems such as JIA require injections of steroid into the joint. It’s usually effective because it does three things at once: treats the inflammation, decreases the damage to the joint and provides pain relief. The medical term for a joint injection is intra-articular injection. The procedure involves inserting a needle into…
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Save the date: conference on kids arthritis planned

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In August 2018, the first conference in Australia about Kids with Arthritis will be held in Queensland. The conference is being organised by Queensland Rheumatology and the Zoe’s Angels — a fundraising organisation for children with arthritis — in conjunction with Arthritis Australia and Arthritis Queensland. The aim of the conference is to educate and…
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