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Arthritis Foundation's site with up to date information on arthritis, research, treatments etc., a website with original information and advice on many topics. This link is specific to nutrition related to arthritis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website link specific to arthritis.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research site.

The Medline Plus site, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases site, a government agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

PeaceHealth Southwest Center for Weight Management, offering options to lose those extra pounds that are weighing you down.

PeaceHealth Southwest Physical Medicine and Rehab, experts in helping with non-operative options for pain relief.

PeaceHealth Southwest Therapy and Rehabilitation, exceptional care from extraordinary physical and occupational therapists.

Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, a regional team of exceptional physicians who will help you get well sooner.

Stanford Patient Education Research Center, that provides a list of organizations around the country that offer self-management programs for arthritis and other chronic diseases.


PeaceHealth Southwest's Medical Library
Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
Open to the public with librarian assistance finding books, journals and online resources for medical information.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
Hours vary by location.
This district has 13 Libraries, 3 Book Mobiles, internet access and electronic services serving a 4-county area. Call for hours and the library nearest you or check out their website.

Washington State University Vancouver Library
Hours vary by semester.
This public university in the Salmon Creek area of Clark County is open to the public and has librarian assistance onsite. Website


Arthritis by John A. Flynn, MD, 2006

Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis: The scientifically proven program that allows people with arthritis to take charge of their disease by Miriam Nelson, MD 2002

The Arthritis Help Book by Kate Lorig, RN, Dr.P.H. & James Fries, MD, 2006

PeaceHealth Southwest Classes

  • Back 101
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
  • Chronic Pain Support Group
Call 360-514-2190 or go to

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