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At Cary Rheumatology, we believe well-informed patients are better equipped to manage their rheumatic conditions and make informed decisions about their care. This education page provides links to carefully selected, trustworthy online resources from leading organizations dedicated to research, support, and advocacy for rheumatic diseases. Whether you're newly diagnosed or have been living with a rheumatic disease for years, these credible sources offer in-depth explanations of conditions, latest treatments, coping strategies, practical advice for daily living, and opportunities to access accurate, up-to-date information to help you understand your condition better, ask informed questions, and play an active role in managing your care.

Want to learn about what food you should consume? Here is CRAA's anti-inflammatory diet handout: 


The American College of Rheumatology is a leading provider of trusted information on rheumatic diseases and treatments in the United States. Explore their resources for finding ACR-certified rheumatologists nationwide, patient advocacy, support groups, and educational materials to make informed decisions about your care.


Rheumuseum, designed to augment your understanding of rheumatic conditions. Access a wealth of educational materials, from articles to research papers, to stay informed about the latest advancements in rheumatology. Join the community and engage in interactive forums to connect with peers, share insights, and empower yourself on your journey towards better health.


Dedicated to improving lives impacted by lupus, this national health organization offers educational resources, support services, and advocacy efforts. Explore their mission of advancing lupus research and providing quality care through their network across the United States.



This nonprofit organization prioritizes the needs of arthritis patients through information resources, access to care initiatives, scientific advancements, and community connections. Utilize their patient-centered approach to better understand and manage your arthritis.



This nonprofit aims to raise awareness and enhance care quality for gout arthritis. Access their resources from healthcare professionals committed to minimizing the burden of gout through education.  



This nationwide nonprofit focuses on spondyloarthritis, a group of inflammatory spine and joint diseases. Discover their educational resources, patient empowerment programs, and advocacy for research towards better understanding and finding a cure.



Supporting those with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, this large nonprofit provides patient education, advocacy initiatives, and research funding. Utilize their services to better manage your condition and stay updated on treatment advancements.



Drawing strength from the vasculitis community, this foundation offers education, research, clinical services, and awareness initiatives. Access their collective support for improving lives affected by these inflammatory blood vessel diseases.


Dedicated to myositis, this association provides information, support, advocacy, and research opportunities. Explore their mission of enhancing lives impacted by these inflammatory muscle diseases through comprehensive programs and services.


This foundation serves as a voice for Sjögren's patients through advocacy, awareness, education for healthcare professionals, credible resources, and funding innovative research projects to better understand, diagnose, and treat Sjögren's syndrome. 


Advancing scleroderma research, awareness, education, and support, this foundation aims to find a cure and improve quality of life for those affected. Discover their resources for navigating this connective tissue disease.

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