When you have rheumatoid arthritis, it’s important to get your facts straight and make sure you’re educating yourself properly.
Want to be an informed, empowered Internet-savvy rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient? Here’s how to home in on and present the info that can enhance your next medical exam.
1. Refer to trusted sources.
For information that’s the most reliable, up-to-date and objective, try:
2. Evaluate sites for:
Authority. Who sponsors the site? Check the “About Us” section.
Objectivity. What’s the site’s purpose, and who pays for the content? If there’s advertising, it should be labeled.
Reputation. Are studies or people quoted identified by name and credentials? Are article dates listed?
3. But wait! Don’t print…
until you’ve sifted through an article to make sure it’s relevant to you: