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Online Health Research

This page is designed to provide you with the tools you need to do research on all the different types of arthritis, as well as there treatments.  This page is different than that of other Arthritis pages that give you a link to Medline. We provide that as well as tools to research alternative treatments, consumer data bases, government databases and links to the best research sites.

National Institutes of Health

This is a great consumer health information website. Search any health term or get access to many other health services.


Alt-HealthWatch Search

This is the premier data base for searching over 50,000 articles on natural and alternative health.

NIH Senior Health

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Provides searchable information for seniors, videos and great articles.

Medline Plus

Medline Plus is the consumer version of Medline.  This gateway gives you access to  smaller version of Medline as well as many other resources.


DIRLINE: Directory of Health Organizations

Looking for organizations that may be able to provide help or information for a specific condition.  Then try out Dirine.  For example a search for arthritis provided 50 organizations.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.


This is a small database for holistic medicine and frontier science.  Not a lot of information available but it digest journals and information that others do not.


Provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.  It is an evidence-based information resource  for professionals, researchers, and general public. 


The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) is a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals.




The NCCAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Citation Index (CCI) consists of more than 180,000 bibliographic citations from 1963 to the present. Citations were extracted from the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database.

Adverse Event Monitoring System

Adverse event (illness or injury) reports associated with use of  drug or a special nutritional product: dietary supplements, infant formulas, and medical foods.


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This web site is intended for your own informational purposes only. No person or entity associated with this web site purports to be engaging in the practice of medicine through this medium. The information you receive is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or other health care professional. If you have an illness or medical problem, contact your health care provider.

Arthritis can develop as a result of an infection. For example, bacteria that cause gonorrhea or Lyme disease can cause arthritis. Infectious arthritis can cause serious damage, but usually clears up completely with antibiotics. Scleroderma is a systemic disease that involves the skin, but may include problems with blood vessels, joints, and internal organs. Fibromyalgia syndrome is soft-tissue rheumatism that doesn't lead to joint deformity, but affects an estimated 5 million Americans, mostly women. The approximate number of cases in the United States of some common forms of arthritis. is an informational out reach of the Consumer Health Information Network. It is our goal to provide up to date information about arthritis and other inflammatory and bone conditions in a easy to understand format.

Where we get our information.

Most of the information in the site is compiled by editors from information provided by the National Institutes of Health. We are in the process of updating our pages. In the past we have not made reference to the source for information provide by our editors. In the next few weeks we hope to have all our pages marked as to the source.

We have included information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Pages that uses information from this source are so acknowledged.

We have contributing authors that send information. Where information is provided by an outside author it is acknowledged by a byline under the title.

Updates of Pages.

Not all of our pages have a date as to the last update. We are in the processes of reviewing all our pages and as we do we include a reference as to when the page was updated. This web site was first published in January of 2003. All pages in the site were created at sometime during or after that time.