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National Resource List on Arthritis Care

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General Information

 
*MedlinePlus
http://medlineplus.gov/bonesjointsandmuscles
MedlinePlus includes links to carefully researched websites, interactive slideshows, drug information, a medical encyclopedia, and the latest news on osteoporosis, from the National Library of Medicine (NIH) (in English and Spanish).
 
*healthfinder
http://healthfinder.gov
Healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations (in English and Spanish)
 
*NOAH (New York Online Access to Health)
http://www.noah-health.org/
NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased (in English and Spanish).
 
Organizations
*United States Bone and Joint Initiative
www.usbji.org
The Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative is a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions-bone and joint disorders.  Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention and education.
 
*Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
The Arthritis Foundation includes information on living with arthritis, facts, latest research and advocacy.
 
*American College of Rheumatology
www.rheumatology.org
The American College of Rheumatology is the professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals.  The patient resources section of the website has consumer friendly information.
 
*American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org
The American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.   Search “arthritis” for tips on living with arthritis and a fact sheet.
 
*American Physical Therapy Association
moveforwardpt.com
APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.  http://www.apta.org/
 
U.S. Government Resources
 
*NIAMS
www.niams.nih.gov
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
 
*CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/interventions/physical/general.htm#4
Information for both adults and children about arthritis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

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