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Rheumatoid Arthritis Organizations

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    Arthritis Foundation

    This is a national not-for-profit group that provides a wealth of information and support for all types of arthritis, including RA. On the web site, you can learn more about rheumatoid arthritis, review the latest studies, and even find support with others who have the condition.

    American College of Rheumatology

    The ACR is a prominent organization of doctors, scientists, and health care experts. On the ACR site, you can find information on the latest educational programs, topical research, and recommended medications. There is also a section for people who aren’t doctors that explains rheumatic diseases and conditions, and support for caregivers.

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    NCCAM, part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a lot of insight, information, and research on complementary and alternative medicines. On the NCCAM site, you’ll find cutting-edge information, including topics such as acupuncture, botanicals, and supplements.

    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

    NIAMS, part of the National Institutes of Health, is a large group of professionals that support ongoing research in arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. The NIAMS web site includes information on arthritis, back pain, gout, knee problems, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on May 23, 2014
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