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State and National Resources


Utah

Check Your Health - for personal weight loss, nutrition, and/or physical activity information.  www.checkyourhealth.org

Indicator Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS) - provides information on the health status of Utahns, the state of the health care system, and Utah public health activities.  http://health.utah.gov/ibis-ph

Obesity in Utah - Did you know that more than HALF of all Utahns are overweight or obese?    Your weight directly affects the amount of stress put on your joints.   This website offers information about how obesity is affecting people in Utah and the steps being taken to combat its advance.  http://health.utah.gov/obesity/

Utah Department of Health Arthritis Program - created to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis; provide family and patient education; and increase participation in programs proven to help people with arthritis.  http://www.health.utah.gov/arthritis/ 

National

 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - Information on orthopaedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, wellness and exercise, and more.  http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/main.cfm

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons - search for an orthopedic specialist in your area, view a list of other educational websites, and find out what you need to know during your next doctor visit.  http://www.aahks.org/index.asp/fuseaction/patients.main

Arthritis Foundation - national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.  http://www.arthritis.org/   

Clinical Guidelines and Performance Measures (AAOS) - valuable tools that will allow you to advance the physician-patient communications process and enhance the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.  http://www.aaos.org/Research/guidelines/guide.asp

Healthfinder® - your guide to reliable health information, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  http://www.healthfinder.gov

National Library of Medicine (MedlinePlus) - extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. http://medlineplus.gov/


Please be aware that information in this report is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always ask questions and seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.

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