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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
www.aaos.org
AAOS is the professional society for orthopaedic surgeons. There is information on orthopaedic conditions and treatments, prevention, new discoveries, finding a surgeon and more. A useful site for the latest legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.

American College of Sports Medicine
www.acsm.org
ACSM is devoted to sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people of all ages, from all occupations. ACSM continues to look for and find better methods to allow individuals to live longer and more productive lives. The physicians, researchers and educators of the College have created tools for the general public and other special audiences.

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. This site contains a plethora of resource information.

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Eduction
www.fore.org
Founded in 1990, FORE is a non-profit resource center dedicated to eliminating osteoporosis through our research, education and bone density testing programs. The site contains links about prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Health A to Z
www.healthatoz.com
The HealthAtoZ encyclopedia offers thorough and reader-friendly articles about hundreds of diseases, health issues and medical developments. Each article is authoritative and specific, with references for further study.

National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
www.osteo.org
The National Resource Center is dedicated to increasing the awareness, knowledge and understanding of physicians, health professionals, patients, underserved and at-risk populations (such as Hispanic and Asian women, adolescents, and men) and the general public about the prevention, early detection and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone diseases. The site contains numerous informational links.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. An excellent informational/educational resource.

North American Spine Society
www.spine.org
NASS is a medical organization that promotes spine research, educates spine care professionals, assists its members to provide high quality, cost-effective care for patients with spinal disorders and informs the public about spine health issues. This site contains information on preventing spine injury, as well as education about common spine conditions.

Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
www.aapmr.org
Provides answers to questions frequently asked about the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This site also contains information on conditions and treatment, and locating a physician.

Shoulder Pain Solutions
www.shoulderpainsolutions.com
If shoulder pain and immobility are keeping you awake at night or from the daily activities you love, you are not alone. Every year, more than 4 million Americans seek medical attention for common shoulder problems such as torn rotator cuff, tendinitis (tendonitis), frozen shoulder or arthritis.

Fortunately, recent medical advances can help diagnose and treat these and other shoulder pain problems.

United States Department of Health & Human Services
www.hhs.gov
HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. This site contains answers to frequently asked questions.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov
Information on drugs, the approval of new drugs, agency activities, medical devices, nutrition, and other hot topics.

WebMD
www.webmd.com
WebMD provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. It is a source for original and timely health information, as well as material from well-known content providers.

YourSurgery.com
www.yoursurgery.com
YourSurgery.Com® is a developing website that seeks to empower and educate the average individual by providing a comprehensive library of surgical procedures presented in an easy to understand format. Designed to be an additional and complementary source of information to a doctor’s care, YourSurgery.Com® provides a basis for the patient to generate questions for his/her personal surgeon, and acts as a resource for physicians with which to educate their patients. Equipped with simple diagrams and state of the art animation, YourSurgery.Com® is an excellent resource for patients and their families, physicians and students. There is a fee associated with this site.

 
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