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App Store Apps for Ankylosing Spondylitis
There are now a few Apps at the App Store for your smart phone. I think initially some of them may be for iPhone only but others are already available for Android phones and the remainder will be made available in the near future. Why not check out the Apps for yourself now?
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Watch Your Back awareness campaign
Young people in Ireland are experiencing an average delay of seven years before they are diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). In response, we have launched a nationwide campaign in General Practitioner (GP) surgery waiting rooms across Ireland to highlight to young people the importance of paying attention to persistent low back pain.
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ASNews Summer 2012
An update from the AS International Federation Council meeting and some interesting articles on recent progress in AS-related research.
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ASNews Autumn 2011
Our increasing association with Arthritis Ireland has started to pay off for AS patients. Also we have increased our involvement in awareness programmes with "Can you feel my Pain" and "Watch your back"
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ASNews Autumn 2010
Two awareness programmes, "Back in Play" and "Back in Action" for general awareness and Primary Healthcare respectively using new technologies. Two on-line surveys, one completed and one due soon - watch out for it.
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ASAI News Winter 2009
A brief report from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) annual conference. News in the field of Spondyloarthritides - Report on the 6th International Congress of Spondyloarthropathies 2008 in Gent. A report on how you turn scientific research into something that helps a patient? RARE BUT NO LESS SERIOUS - the challenge to cope with a rare rheumatic disease; An essay on Akylosing Spondylitis
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ASNews Summer 2009
Recently we have seen an increase in international cooperation for our condition through organisations like Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation, European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), People with Arthritis and Rheumatism in Europe (PARE) and Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international association (ASAS) amongst others. Read more in this edition.
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ASNews Winter 2008
The implications of the current economic climate on the availability of medications is discussed briefly. Read about a man that took up triathlons a year after diagnosis thanks to new forms of medication.
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