Healthy Santa Cruz County - Arthritis

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  • Arthritis - MedlinePlus
    Special features: Tutorial; Spanish and easy-to-read formats available; disease / lifestyle management; statistics; medical news and updates from nationwide clinical trials. From: NLM / NIH.
    Browse related subjects: arthritis, MedlinePlus, recommended website
  • Arthritis Foundation
    Special features: direct link to Arthritis Today magazine's 2007 Drug Guide; interactive blogs; reproducible brochures; home/office product guide; answers from information specialists in English or Spanish (via phone or e-mail); referrals to local support groups, exercise programs and physicians; recommendations for alternative treatment options; advocacy updates. From: Arthritis Foundation.
    Browse related subjects: arthritis, recommended website
  • Do I Have Arthritis?
    Special features: Easy-to-understand research news and updates, reproducible handouts. From: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
    Browse related subjects: arthritis, recommended website


  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Provides health-related information from more than 700 health/medical journals and hundreds of pamphlets (many with full text), 2,200 magazines, and various reference sources.
  • MEDLINE┬« PubMed
    PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, the world's largest database of clinical medical literature. The database indexes more than 4,800 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. Citations date back to the 1950s. Some citations link out to relevant information outside of Medline, or to the full text of articles. Tutorials are available and highly recommended for inexperienced users.