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Find an Orthopaedist
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Directory of orthopaedic surgeons, who are members of AAOS in the US or Canada, and have provided their h...Show more American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Directory of orthopaedic surgeons, who are members of AAOS in the US or Canada, and have provided their home address to the association. An included link explains who Orthopaedic Surgeons <http://www6.aaos.org/about/public/definition.cfm> are and what they do. Show less
Find a PT
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American Physical Therapy Association - allows you to search a national database of physical therapist members of the APTA. American Physical Therapy Association - allows you to search a national database of physical therapist members of the APTA. Show less
Preparing for Your Visit with a Physical Therapist
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MoveForward, American Physical Therapy Association - Suggestions on how to make your visit as successful as possible, and hints on what to expect from your first visit. MoveForward, American Physical Therapy Association - Suggestions on how to make your visit as successful as possible, and hints on what to expect from your first visit. Show less
OrthoInfo American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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The consumer website of the orthopedists’ professional association contains over 600 articles for the public, as well as the Directory of members. The consumer website of the orthopedists’ professional association contains over 600 articles for the public, as well as the Directory of members. Show less
American Osteopathic Association
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The AOA site is friendly to the general public. It contains health information and information about osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic philosophy -...Show more The AOA site is friendly to the general public. It contains health information and information about osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic philosophy - with an option to find a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) in your area. There is information available in Spanish. Show less
MoveForward American Physical Therapy Association
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The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA <http://www.apta.org/>) is a professional organization representing more than 80,000 member physical...Show more The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA <http://www.apta.org/>) is a professional organization representing more than 80,000 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy. The consumer portion of their website includes articles on symptoms and conditions, with an interactive body map, a directory of PTs a blog and a feature to ask questions. Show less
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
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Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIAMS support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin dis...Show more Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIAMS support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. Provides a variety of patient-level information Show less
Arthritis Foundation
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The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. It pr...Show more The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. It provides grants for arthritis research and public health education; it pursues public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. It has local branches around the country, including the Northern California Chapter, headquartered in San Francisco Call them at 800-464-6240 or at info.nca@arthritis.org Show less
Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicin...Show more U.S. Food and Drug Administration Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers <http://www.fda.gov/drugs/ResourcesForYou/consumers/default.htm> for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. Show less
Ten Things Every Senior Should Know
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SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Show less
Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. Show less
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
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MedlinePlus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. MedlinePlus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Show less
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