As I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s oftentimes difficult to validate the barrage of information on the internet about health issues and diseases. There are some trustworthy sites for RA such as the Johns Hopkins University RA site. But much of the information on the internet is designed to provide basic information and not detailed and current scientific and research-based results. I recently found an excellent site that can help fill in these gaps. The Projects in Knowledge program is a continuing education program for doctors that is totally online and freely available to patients and other interested parties. All board certified doctors and other medical practitioners must complete ongoing training to maintain licensure. The Projects in Knowledge provides continuing education for medical practitioners. There are accrediting bodies that oversee these programs thereby maintaining quality, accuracy, and currency. Projects in Knowledge has a specialty devoted solely to RA. The rheumatology section is edited by Dr. Phillip Mease who is a clinician at Swedish Hospital in Seattle and a researcher associated with the University of Washington. Each specialty contains interactive modules, video lectures, readings, and other materials. The content is based on the most current research literature. They also have an iPad app called Rheumatoid Arthritis-A Living Medical Textbook where you can go through each interactive module. Granted, much of the information is highly technical but it can provide an excellent background in RA for those who are interested in learning more. Check it out!
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