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The Arthritis Society offers resources

IMArthritis.jpgThe Arthritis Society on PEI has been working hard to let Islanders know that it has resources to help - and also that there is a lot we can do to help ourselves. Earlier this fall the Society held 2-dozen educational workshops across the province. Over 23,000 Islanders have been diagnosed with Arthritis -that's the highest rate per capita in the country.

It's a debilitating, painful disease which can strike at any age and there is no cure. Arthritis is also the most prevalent cause of long-term disability in Canada. Sarah Drew, the community development co-ordinator for PEI's Arthritis Society, dropped into the studio.

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