by Carson-DeWitt R

Resource Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

RESOURCES

Address: 2200 Lake Boulevard NE Atlanta, GA 30319

Phone: 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.

RESOURCES

Address: 1330 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-872-7100

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.

RESOURCES

Address: 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: 301-495-4484 877-226-4267

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.

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