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9/19/2000

Web Offers Relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kate Traynor

An estimated 2 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Visit these Internet sites to learn more about this disease and keep up with new treatments.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rheumatoidarthritis.html (National Library of Medicine)—A great starting point for learning more about rheumatoid arthritis, with extensive links to government and private organizations involved in arthritis diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research, including government- and industry-sponsored clinical trials. 

www.nih.gov/niams/healthinfo/arthrdrugs.htm (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)—Find out what new drugs and devices are being used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. 

www.arthritis.org/ (Arthritis Foundation)—This nonprofit group provides free pamphlets about rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic diseases and general information for patients. 

www.htinet.com/rain/rainindex.html (Rheumatoid Arthritis Information Network)—An unrestricted educational grant from the Immunex Corporation and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories helps support this patient-oriented site, which discusses lifestyle issues and medical advances and promotes rheumatoid arthritis research and treatment.