About Arthritis-health.com

(Updated October 2016)

Arthritis Information You Can Trust

The goal of Arthritis-health.com is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative, and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for arthritis and arthritis related conditions.

This site has been developed by a multi-specialty group of medical professionals. It will be continually enhanced with new features, and we will base its direction and future developments primarily on your feedback (please see contact us) to send in your suggestions.

What is unique about Arthritis-health.com?
Who are the people behind Arthritis-health.com?
What is the purpose of the site?
What is the quality of the content?
As a medical professional, how can I get involved with Arthritis-health.com?
Can my website link to Arthritis-health.com?

What is unique about Arthritis-health.com?

While there are many e-health sites, Arthritis-health.com is the only arthritis portal that supports the education of patients through a combination of:

  • 100% original, peer-reviewed content
    All of the content on Arthritis-health.com is original and written specifically for Arthritis-health users, members of the general public who are searching for accurate and unbiased information about arthritis. Further, the content is reviewed by at least one member of the Medical Advisory Board before being added to the site. The peer-reviewed process helps ensure that the articles are accurate, complete, balanced and free from commercial influence.
  • Comprehensive information and services
    Arthritis-health.com provides in-depth coverage of the most common issues that patients ask about and is frequently updated with new and useful information including: clear animations of anatomy, conditions, procedures, and more.
  • Independence
    Arthritis-health.com educates patients in a straightforward, informative manner without bias. Unlike other health portals, Arthritis-health.com is not owned or directed by companies that sell health/medical condition related products or medication. None of the articles are written or influenced by companies trying to sell or solicit business. All advertisements and sponsorships are clearly identified and labeled. We do not make any claims relating to the benefit or performance of any specific brand of medical treatment, product, or service. Our articles aim to present the user with comprehensive information but always remind the user to discuss with his or her physician about which treatment or product is best for his or her condition.

Who are the people behind Arthritis-Health.com?

Veritas Health LLC is the owner of Arthritis-health.com and Spine-health.com. The company was started in August 1999 by Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD and Stephanie Burke, sburke@veritashealth.com, with a shared goal of providing intelligent, unbiased and highly relevant medical information and community support for people dealing with a wide range of pain conditions and related issues. Doctor Ullrich serves as the Medical Director and Principal Author/Editor, providing medical leadership, and Stephanie Burke, is Chief Executive Officer. They are both managing directors of the company.

The President, as well as the overseer of overall day-to-day operations of Arthritis-health and Spine-health, is Sylvia Marten. Sylvia heads up the sales and marketing of the company. In her role, Sylvia leverages over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, business development, and strategic consulting to create successful experiences between Arthritis-Health's unique pain consumers/patients and physicians - and the companies that wish to market to them. Sylvia can be reached at smarten@veritashealth.com.

In addition to our dedicated team of professionals including web designers and developers, editors, account managers and operations/administrative staff, we are also honored to be associated with some of the most prominent leaders in spine medicine who comprise our Medical Advisory Board and are Contributing Authors for the site. Many have also become Physician Members themselves.

What is the purpose of the site?

Our business model is simple: we believe that high quality and reliable content and services will attract users seeking information about arthritis and arthritis related conditions, and that a high number of users will, in turn, attract sponsorships from corporations, advertisements, and subscriptions from arthritis specialists.

Importantly, we believe that providing the highest quality patient education on the Internet helps arthritis specialists serve their patients; we believe that a well-educated patient will heal faster and have fewer recurrences of pain, and we believe that all of this can be achieved without commercial bias.

What is the quality of the content?

The medical content on this site has been reviewed by health professionals. Our approach requires the authors to base their writing on verifiable facts and to clearly note when stating an opinion or topic that is controversial. At least one member of our Medical Advisory Board reviews every article prior to publication on the site.

Can my website link to Arthritis-health.com?

We welcome any links to our website, provided the following guidelines are followed:

  • You are not permitted to copy or use Arthritis-health articles, content or images on your site
  • Links should be text only
  • Do not use our logo on your website
  • URLs for individual pages may change as we update content. Please check your links often to ensure they remain active
  • Arthritis-health does not exchange reciprocal links
  • Re-posting content and/or images or framing Arthritis-health pages within another website is prohibited

To view our complete linking agreement click here.

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As a medical professional, how can I get involved with Arthritis-health.com?

Arthritis-health.com is owned and operated by Veritas Health, LLC.

Visit our Veritas Health member website, Spine-health.com for in-depth information on back pain and neck pain, written and reviewed by spine specialists. Spine-health.com includes thousands of peer reviewed articles for patients, a doctor directory, clinical trial listings, an educational newsletter, patient discussion boards, and more.