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Drug Interactions

FDA Drug Interactions

Dr. Koop Drug Interactions





Drug Index

RxList Family Guide to Prescription Drugs






Arthritis Hot Spots

Arthritis at About.com

Intellihealth Arthritis Zone

Netscape Arthritis
Arthritis Resource Center

MCW Healthlink Arthritis






Medication Assistance

NeedyMeds.com
Get help paying for prescription meds. Select your medication and you will be taken to the manufacturer's website for more information.



Discounts
A list of discounts on medications at drugstores in your state.





Organizations & Foundations

Lynne's Page about Sjogren's Syndrome

National Arthritis Foundation: Singapore

The Arthritis Foundation

National Arthritis Research Foundation

Colorado Health Net

Father Dingle's Lupus Site



Lupus Foundation of America



LymeNet

The Lyme Disease Foundation

Myositis Association of America

Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation

The Road Back Foundation (Dedicated to Antibiotic Treatment for Arthritis)

Stills Disease Foundation

The Spondylitis Association of America

St Thomas' Lupus Trust - This is the official website of the world-renowned Dr Graham Hughes at the St. Thomas' Lupus Unit in London.




Doctor Web Sites

Arthritis Pages of drdoc Online

Dr. Waters

Dr. Theo Online

Doctor's Guide to the Internet Arthritis






Product Fraud

Quackwatch

Better Business Bureau On-line






Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials by Disease Category

Rheumatology Research International






Disease Specific Sites


Addison's:

Addison's Disease @ WellnessWeb

HealthCentral - Addison's disease

Addison's Disease from The National Inst. of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Addison's, Schmidt's, Cushing's, and Other Autoimmune Diseases Forum


Ankylosing Spondylitis:

Ankylosing Spondylitis from MedicineNet.com

Ankylosing Spondylitis @ Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington

Ankylosing Spondylitis @ The Doctor's Library

EnAble Center for Ankylosing Spondylitis

AVN:

Avascular Necrosis - AVN Community

Bone Disorders - Avascular Necrosis: Methodist Health Care System

Avascular Necrosis - National Institute of Arthritis

The Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Support Group Homepage


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ask NOAH About: Cumulative Stress Disorders

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Cumulative Trauma Disorders and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Sorting out the Confusion

A Patient's Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CTD Resource Network, Inc.

Fibromyalgia:

Fibroworld

Fibromyalgia & CMPS Website

Teens/Young Adults with FMS


Gout:

Gout, and What to do About it - American Academy of Family Physicians

Gout Info from NIAMS

Gout Sufferer Testimony


JRA:

JRAWorld @ ArthritisInsight.com

eGroups: JRA mailing list

Anna's JRA Page

The Western North Carolina Support Group for Juvenile Arthritis Web Page



Infectious Arthritis:

Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Diseases - Infectious Arthritis

eMedicine Online Text - Non-Gonococcal Infectious Arthritis

Infectious Arthritis - University of Washington

Science News Online - Food for Thought

Oral Antibiotic Therapy for Septic Arthritis in Children

Nongonococcal Septic Arthritis

Infectious (Septic) Arthritis @ thrive online

Infectious Arthritis from the University of Washington



Lupus:

Cyndee Miller's Lupus Home Page



Lyme Disease:

The Santa Cruz County Tick-Borne Illness Support Group Page
"...if anyone in diagnostic limbo from California doesn´t think Lyme is here, they will know it is..."

Osteoarthritis:

WebMD - Osteoarthritis: Open Discussion

Mobic (Meloxicam) Approved in US for Osteoarthritis from PLSGroup

Guidelines for Management of Knee Osteoarthritis (Rheumatology.org)

Medinfo: Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis from About.com

OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

Osteoarthritis and Exercise

Osteoarthritis: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management

Cush's Osteoarthritis & G/CS Page

A Primer on Rheumatic Disease

Polymyalgia Rheumatica:

NIAMS - What Are Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis?

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Merck

Ailments.com
List of Links to even more Polymyalgia Rheumatica sites....

Thrive Online
What's the difference between fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica?

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

KrissyJo's Rheumatoid Arthritis Page

WebMD - Rheumatoid Arthritis

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Presents Information on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Table of Contents

Rheumatoid Arthritis from DrDoc Online

University of Washington: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis: A Complete Guide: what is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis


Psoriatic Arthritis:

Psoriatic Arthritis List Homepage

Psoriatic Arthritis - University of Washington Orthopaedic Physicians

Psoriatic Arthritis from drdoc online

Psoriatic Arthritis Fact Sheet from Rheumatology.org

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis from Arthritis Canada

Psoriatic Arthritis Fact Sheet @ allhealth.com

Psoriatic Arthritis from ThriveOnline

EmpathyNet Mailing List for suffers of Psoriatic Arthritis


Reactive Arthritis/Reiter's Syndrome:

What You Should Know About Reactive Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis: What You Should Know

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Presents: A Case of Reactive Arthritis

Reactive Arthritis from MedicineNet


Scleroderma:

Scleroderma Sites to Surf!

Surviving Scleroderma Website





Humor

Laughter Therapy

Ten Benefits of Having Arthritis

David Jacobson's Healthy Humorous Home Page

Laughter, It's the Best Medicine

The Duck Tape Club - If you're sitting there saying "What?" or "Why?" go on over and find out (take your teenager with you to explain it). And don't forget to check this year's promwear. This site is great!

The Tug Boat - This is AMAZING! It takes a long time to load (I'm on a dial-up, 56K), but it's worth it to see what a "bad day on the river" can really mean.

IK Puppet - This is cool! High-tech puppet to play with. Make sure you've got some time to kill before you head over, it's very addictive.




Joint Replacements

Total Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement Information

A Real "Hip" Page

HipsandKnees.com

Total Knee Replacement






Alternative Medicine

Causes of Arthritis from a Chinese Medical Perspective

Personal Health Zone: Arthritis Articles

About.com Alternative Medicine Links

Intelhealth Alternative Health

The Arthritis Foundation - Alternative Search

Healthology Alternative Medicine Focus

savvy.com Alternative Medicine- Arthritis

Internet Health Library Alternative Medicine






Coping

Journey of Hearts
"...A healing place in cyberspace - a website for anyone who has ever experienced a loss. A place for enhancing physical and mental well-being..."

Pain Central

Chronicity

Coping with Arthritis in Its Many Forms






General Arthritis Sites

A Sibling's Site - 15 year old Rebecca created this site to honor the emotions, feelings, and experiences of the brothers and sisters of chronically ill children. Families with ill children become ill as a whole, due to no fault of the sick child. Never-the-less, the fact that the family is sick becomes trying not only for the parents and the ill child, but for any other children in the family unit.

Destination RX: Free Drug Locator - Ever had a time when you had to decide between paying for your meds and paying the water bill? Ever wished you get them for free? Maybe you can...

Arthritis Resources - information on arthritis pain relief, fibromyalgia pain relief, arthritis medicine, magnetic therapy and unbiased arthritis information.

ID Agora: The Invisible Disabilities Agora
"/living with an invisible disability - or ID - can be a huge challenge! Hopefully these pages will help you cope with that challenge."

AbilityHub
"...an Assistive Technology related web site for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. AbilityHub is a firm starting point for finding information concerning Assistive Technology..."

International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
"...a non profit scientific society whose mission is to enhance the knowledge of the interactions between tissues and organs coordinating in the function of the musculoskeletal system..."

Anybody want to save a few bucks? Trying to live on a budget? Here are some sites that give great tips and tricks on getting the most bang for your buck:

Tightwad Central - is dedicated to consumer economics empowerment. THE source for conserving financial resources and building fiscal strength and discipline. Money Secrets. Savings. Frugality. Freebies.

The Dollar Stretcher: Your Weekly Resource for Simple Living

Frugal Living @ about.com: with Pat Veretto - saving money on everything from appliances to utilites

FrugalFun.com: More Frugal Fun Resources on this Site - Archives of (and sign-up form for) the Monthly Frugal Fun Tipsheet, book excerpts from The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook, and original content to help you have more fun and spend less money. Also articles by other frugality experts, some of whom are so thrifty they make Frugal Shel look like a spendthrift!

CBEL dot com
A whole page packed with Arthritis Web Links...

wholehealthmd.com - Healing Center: Stress
Learn about natural remedies for your stress (Please don't forget to check with your doctor before starting any kind of new medication - even "natural" supplements can interact with your current meds...)

Kantata.com
Osteoarthritis information in SIX different languages...

Yvonne Singer's World
Yvonne's got that "I CAN" outlook on life, take a look at how she deals with her disability.

The Ring Pen
Here's a nifty accessory for your desk. The Ring Pen is "...Ergonomically designed to fit the hand, the RING-PEN dramatically reduces stress on the fingersand wrist, by providing ridged support for your index finger..."

Fibromyalgia Health Quiz

Comfort Clothing - adaptive clothing for individuals with special clothing needs

Spondylitis Association of America

Dr. Thomas Lehman, MD talks about Pediatric Rheumatology

Foot Care Direct - Information Source on the Foot, Ankle and Heel

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Chronic Pain

The Stone Foundation

Medical College of Wisconsin HealthLink

Got an arthritis related event happening in your neck of the woods and want to get the word out? Try this one: Arthritis Joints

Another site with lots of helpful gadgets to make life easier is Sammons Preston. A really great one handed fingernail clipper/file! And moist heat mittens that feel wonderful! Link submitted by: Dale, ArthritisInsight member

Here'a great site with Online Disablilty Resources: e-bility.com

Joanna's Personal Arthritis Journal is a personal journal of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of arthritis of the knees in a 36 year old woman. Includes articles, educational resources, chat room, and bulletin board.

ARTHRITIS REHABILITATION: What it can do for you As a person with arthritis, you may have difficulties with many activities. These difficulties may limit your ability to be independent in your home and in the community. This presentation is designed to help you identify the types of rehabilitation services that might be useful to you.

Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease Center from the University of California, San Diego

Dr. Malkas Orthopaedic Pages

Gimp on the Go

Ourtools.com a world of solutions for living independently

Disability Information for Students and Professionals

Need to find a new Rheumatologist and don't have a clue where to start? Try here:



Rheumatology.org

Health care report cards for hospitals, physicians, health plans and nursing homes:

HealthGrades.com

A new clinical trials site from NIAMS (The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculosketetal and Skin Diseases)
ClinicalTrials.gov

Speaking of which, you may want to spend some time browsing the entire NIAMS site:
NIAMS

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington - Arthritis Overview

John's Hopkins Arthritis Center

Arthritis Connection - Better Living Spa from Searle

Face to the Sun; Young Adults, Kids and Chronic Pain Page

Think you were over-charged for that treatment you had to have last week? With the WebBillCheck calculator, you can check it for free at: HealthAllies.com.




Commercial Sites:

Empire HomeCare Resources for Seniors, Caregivers, and the Disabled - Videos, resources, links, etc...

Agility Ankle - looking for an alternative to ankle fusion? You may want to take a look at this site for information on one option. (From DePuy: "...DePuy's Agility Ankle is the leading ankle product on the market and the only one to be FDA approved. So many people can and have benefited from ankle replacement surgery that we want to let more ankle arthritis sufferers know that it's an option for them...) Take a look and talk to your doc.

Dr. Ho's Muscle Massage System - "...It is our goal to provide you with home health care products that are extremely effective, safe, easy to use, and at a reasonable cost. I hope that our products can help you to improve your health and quality of life... I have treated thousands of patients with many common painful conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Migraines, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, repetitive strain injuries, sports, work and motor vehicle related injuries. I feel empathetic for anyone who has to suffer with tension or pain..."