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Resource Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

American College of Rheumatology

Address:
PO Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669

Phone:
1-404-633-3777

Internet address:
http://www.rheumatology.org

Description of services provided:
This site has fact sheets about various arthritic conditions, information on recent research, and upcoming conferences. There are also descriptions of the roles played by various healthcare team members. You can access a listing of members by geographic area.

Arthritis Foundation

Address:
1330 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone:
1-800-568-4045

Internet address:
http://www.arthritis.org

Description of services provided:
Look here for a wealth of information about various types of arthritis, information on various treatments, support group information, and lots of tips for living with arthritis. You can read the latest issue of their magazine Arthritis Today and join a group called “Connect and Control,” which will help devise an exercise plan for you. In addition, the site features message boards and essays from people meeting the challenges of living with arthritis. Details on recent research studies are also available, as well as a link to the office of the Arthritis Foundation in your community to get referrals to specialists.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Address:
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone:
1-301-495-4484

Internet address:
http://www.niams.nih.gov

Description of services provided:
This website offers detailed information about rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. You'll also find news releases, recent research findings, and information on research initiatives and on studies that are accepting patients as subjects.



Last reviewed February 2007 by Robert E. Leach, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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