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20 October 2012

JC Patient Resource&Training Centre Grand Opening

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加強公眾教育 助病人改善病情

香港風濕病基金會賽馬會病人資源及訓練中心乃全港首間風濕病專科的資源中心,並得到香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助裝修費用。中心開幕典禮在2012年10月20日(星期六) 正午12時 舉行,並邀請了食物及衞生局局長 高永文醫生 及 香港賽馬會慈善事務執行總監 蘇彰德律師 擔任主禮嘉賓。



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18 July 2012

Book Recommendation – Know more about Rheumatism

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New Book Recommendation –
Know more about Rheumatism

Joint problems is one of the five cause that the patients visit doctors in Hong Kong; however, rheumatism has been neglected as everyone thinks that rheumatism is geriatrics where old age is bound to suffer, and there is no cure for. Some rheumatic diseases will affect the patient’s skin, and others mistakenly thought to suffer from infectious diseases, and therefore subject to discrimination. In fact, not a year old children may suffer from rheumatism and joint diseases; inflammatory rheumatic joint disease, immune system problems, early treatment can lead to patients with disability, and it costs a big impact to individuals, families and also the society.

Therefore, the Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation published this book “Know more about Rheumatism” which included an exclusive interview with the doctors, patients and their families to fully explain the types, symptoms and treatment of rheumatism, especially analysis of eight common rheumatic disease, including ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoarthritis (OA), gout, arthritic diseases in children, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PSA), and osteoporosis. A specialty doctor explained in detail the information about the disease and patients shared their stories in each chapter.

There are included: the daughter of Ms Nancy Sit suffered from pediatric rheumatology and Ms Sit shared about the worries as a mother; Mr. Eric Wan suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and his story about not able to work as an action actor due to the illness; Rheumatoid arthritis caused Ms Maria Chung’s life a lot of inconvenience, but it inspired her to cherish family and time.

The book also introduces some of rare rheumatic diseases, such as scleroderma, vasculitis, dermatomyositis and polymyositis. The information of different adjuvant therapy is also provided. The readers can understand drugs, appropriate exercise and change in some minor details of daily life which could help to release the pain and improve the situation.

The book is available at major bookstores for purchase.

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8 May 2012

MTR Advertisement

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MTR Advertisement

MTR Corporation Ltd. provided 100 advertisement spaces to the Foundation to arise the public concern on the arthritis diseases. The advertisement was published from 25 May to 8 June 2012 among many MTR stations such as Prince Edward, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon Tong, Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong, Quarry Bay etc.

We are glad that Dr David Lee (Siu Ming) and Alfred Tang helped to shoot the advertisement to spread the truth that everyone could suffer arthritis diseases.


8 April 2012

TV Infotainment

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HKARF produced 3 TV infotainments on the topic of RA, PsA and AS to raise the public concern on those diseases. The infotainments will be broadcasted through TVB Jade HD and i-Cable from April 2012. There would be public talk of the related topics after the intotainment released to let the patients and their family know more about the treatment of the diseases. Please find the announcement of our website.

John Doe