NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative

Health Information

The Federal Government has free, easy-to-read publications about conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, skin and pain. You can order the planners and other titles and topics from the NIAMS, NIH, by visiting the NIAMS Publication Ordering System or by calling toll free at 877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966). Some of these publications are available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. For Asian-language materials, please click here.

Bones (click here for more information)

Joints (click here for more information)

Muscles (click here for more information)

Skin (click here for more information)

Pain (click here for more information)

The NIAMS suggests the following health information regarding pain:

For additional titles and topics from the NIAMS, visit

For more information about clinical trials, visit

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