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General/Health Sites with an Arthritis Section

These websites have only portions that are relative to arthritis but may be of interest.

Commercial Sites with a Section on Arthritis
Government/Education Sites with a Section on Arthritis
Arthritis-Related Patient Organizations


Commercial Sites with a Section on Arthritis (arthritis)
This highly useful site links to hundreds of arthritis-related articles and other web sites including book reviews of both Dr. Theo's books and a direct link to his website. Reviews by the Arthritis Foundation are included, but some are outdated.

America's Doctor
This site is "user-friendly" and includes many links to arthritis resources.

Dr. Koop et al. (arthritis)
This site includes a large section on arthritis, easily understood by the lay public. It rates other arthritis web sites and provides links to them.

Health A to Z
This site is very straightforward and easy to use to obtain a variety of general information about arthritis.

iVillage or altHealth (arthritis)
This general health site provides links to arthritis documents, but these appear to be only a small component of the site and the research base is limited.

Johns Hopkins University Medical (arthritis)
This highly useful site is well organized into health zones and feature areas making it easy to access information on arthritis as well as other health and wellness topics.

Medline and other medical searches

(Included in Healthgate - a general medical site)
Healthgate has mostly lay information on major medical topics. The site has free access to Medline, the most comprehensive way to search for published medical literature on any aspect of medicine, including arthritis. There are other searchable databases available as well. Searching for an abstract or article usually leads to a technical article that has been published in a medical or scientific journal.

U.S. board-certified physicians and scientists provide the information for this site and recently launched; an encyclopedic dictionary for medical professionals as well as anyone interested in health-related topics. They provide a long list of links to other health and medical sites. In the near future, they will add a feature called "SmartMed Centers" which will allow interactive options such as viewer discussion groups and questions to the doctors.

One of the largest medical news and search sites for lay and professionals alike. Full text documents for some of the articles can be retrieved, but only after you sign up for a free membership (I guess so they can keep statistics on you).


Natural Health Herbal, Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements information guide for health conscious consumers.

Pulsed Signal Therapy
PST is currently in the process of being evaluated by the FDA for use in the US PST is not available yet for humans in the US (but is for animals). It is available in several other countries, including Canada, Mexico, Germany and France for treatment of arthritis and soft tissue injuries. There are several well-designed studies documenting its effect. Dr. Theo often recommends this treatment.

This general medical site includes links to arthritis articles and related topics.

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Government/Education Sites with a Section on Arthritis

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

American Medical Association
The AMA site contains articles from Journal of the American Medical Association, the consumer-oriented AMA Health Insight Web site, and more.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
This large website with multiple topics focuses primarily on the prevalence, morbidity and mortality of diseases (including arthritis) as well as national trends for these diseases.

Food and Drug Administration

The FDA's Special Nutritionals Adverse Event Monitoring System
This FDA site allows you to search for side effects and drug interactions on almost all dietary supplements. Type glucosamine OR chondroitin in the search window to see if there's any problems reported with the brand you're taking. Unfortunately, there's a tremendous problem with the information on this site. Click here to find out more.

Healthfinder (HHS)
This site is "user-friendly"and provides links to other resources and websites for arthritis organizations.

Med Help International
Med Help is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping patients find information. The site contains a variety of patient message boards.

Medicare Web Site

Medline Plus

This is the consumer-oriented site of the National Library of Medicine. It provides access to MEDLINE, the library's index of medical literature.

National Institute of Health Osteoporosis & Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
This site deals with metabolic bone diseases. Arthritis is not one of the related diseases addressed other than an explanation of the major differences between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine

National Women's Health Information Center
This general health site provides limited arthritis information but gives links to arthritis topics and resources.

USA food and drug administration homepage
A great resource for government information regarding adverse effects from drugs and supplements, legislation, bills and laws pertaining to the dietary supplement industry, etc.

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Arthritis-Related Patient Organizations

American Behcet's Disease Association
Sponsored by a non-profit organization, ABDA's site hopes to help locate and provide support and education to people with Behcet's Disease, their families and the medical community.

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, Inc.
AFSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and patient advocacy for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Their primary goal involves funding research.

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

This site is disseminates information about the prevalence, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. This includes the progression of symptoms from early to late stages of the disease, which may eventually result in arthritis-type symptoms. Information on other tick-borne diseases in the U.S. and a variety of health-related links are also provided.

Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation
An International site out of Belgium. Other than a very general home page with information in English, the remainder of the site is in Flemish (I believe).

Arthritis Canada
This comprehensive Canadian site provides 5 major links to The Arthritis Society, Canadian Rheumatology Association, Canadian Arthritis Network, Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group and Arthritis Health Profession Association.

Arthritis Care (UK)
This site from the UK defines itself as "a registered charity committed to: Empowering people to take control of their arthritis, their lives and their organization." They refer to support groups and educational resources primarily in the UK.

The Danish Organisation for Youth with Rheumatism (in Danish & English)
This site out of Denmark offers limited information on the disease, support groups meeting and and contact people, membership and their magazine.

Ehlers Danlos National Foundation
This site provides educational information and resources Including access to a newsletter and support groups throughout the nation. In addition to information exchange, EDNF desires to support research in the field of connective tissue disorders.

Ehlers Danlos Support Group (UK)
A separate entity from the EDNF (above), this support group provides information for ordering books from the UK support group.

European Lupus Erythematosus Federation
E.L.E.F. Lupus Internet page provides basic information about Lupus and has a membership of 15 countries.

Fibromyalgia Association of Greater Washington
This association provides medical and resource information on fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Besides educational and research information, the site offers community connections.

Finnish Rheumatism Association
This small site provides brief information on the disease and where to find support, counseling and rehabilitation in Finland.

International Osteoporosis Foundation
This comprehensive site includes a membership of over 40 countries. Provides information ranging from defining osteoporosis and offering prevention strategies to links to other helpful sites.

International Still's Disease Foundation
Referred to as "the Major site on Still's disease" by the Still's Disease Home Page (below).

Lupus Foundation of America
This site provides education about Lupus, a section of commonly asked questions, research and resource & referral information.

Lyme Disease Foundation

Lyme Disease Network

Myositis Association of America
A non-profit organization provides this site to help people with inflammatory myopathies. These generally fall into the categories of dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis and juvenile myositis. The site gives educational information and support services and well as information about their newsletter and annual conference.

National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease (UK)
Provides education about the disease and treatments, resources and links to other sites.

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (UK)
This site provides answers to commonly asked questions about A.S. and gives practical advice in a positive format. It lacks links to other websites, however.

National Marfan Foundation
People who have Marfan's syndrome and their families founded this site and voluntary foundation. They provide information about the condition, connections to support services and medical care and support research.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
This comprehensive site provides education and resources for both the patient with osteoporosis and the health professional. The site includes sections about advocacy, membership, donations and their online store.

National Osteoporosis Society (UK)
NOS states that it "is the only national charity dedicated to eradicating osteoporosis and promoting bone health." The site provides education and resources, connecting people to their network of 100 support groups across the UK.

National Sarcoidosis Resource Center
This site was founded by Sandra Conroy (who has Sarcoidosis) for patients with the disorder. Provides education and support resources.

Norwegian Rheumatism Association (NOR)
Norway's largest voluntary organization for the functionally disabled with 50,000 members. Provides education and resources with multiple international links.

Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance (UK) for Psoriatic Arthritis & Psoriasis
The site is dedicated to raising awareness and helping people with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Includes patient focus groups case histories, and pictures of disorders as well as education and links to other sites.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America
Brought to you by RSDA, a non-profit organization founded to increase awareness of RSD/CRPS. This site provides education, resources and even a video to help support research into the cause, treatment and cure of the disorder.

Repetitive Strain Injury (UK)
This site is informative for learning about RSI which they define as "-- an umbrella term covering all kinds of work-related injuries to the muscles, nerves, and tendons of the upper limbs" (Examples are tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome). While their list of resources is only in the UK, the links they provide are more international.

Scleroderma Foundation
This comprehensive site provides education and research information, as well as connections to regional chapters, support groups and many other web sites.

Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
This site includes educational material about the disease, and provides connections to treatment centers, international and other medical associations.

Spondylitis Association of America
This site supports the organization's goals toward self-help information and networking opportunities, as well as public awareness programs to promote early diagnosis, and funding of research for AS. Links are provided to additional resources and websites.

Swedish Rheumatism Association (in Swedish)
Sorry, unable to interpret or translate this site into English.

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American Podiatric Medical Association

Aspirin- want to know all about it?
This Scientific American piece is excellent.

Canyon Ranch Health Resorts (
The #1 health resorts in the world. Dr. Theo sees patients here. You must be a guest staying on site in Tucson to make an appointment with Dr. Theo.

Complete List of Acronyms in Rheumatology
This list will help you decipher the meaning of all of those funny abbreviations.

Dr. Andrew Weil's Integrative Medicine Site
Answers many general health questions and has a good referral feature for finding various practitioners.

Health Care Providers
See who Dr. Theo recommends.

Medical conference list
Find out where the next medical conference is being held in almost any area of medicine


This company provides a service where digital pagers "remind" you when to take which of your medications. This may be most useful for older patients or those with complex medication schedules. After participants give Medprompt their information, the company sets up the pager to "beep" you when you need to take a pill. The written messages include any special medication instructions and there is no charge when your prescription or dosage changes. While the cost of the pagers typically ranges from $1 to $2 per day, there is an initial set-up fee of $24.95. Health insurance agencies often cover the cost. Medprompt’s toll free number is 1-800-321-7455.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Vioxx and Celebrex Resource Center

Up to date information about these drugs and their side effects. Legal resources to aid for those who have had serious problems from these drugs.

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90% of people who follow The Arthritis Cure treatment program don't need anti-inflammatories (like Aleve, Celebrex or Advil).
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