A Beginner's Guide to RA: How To Read a Study

My new post for HealthCentral deconstructs how to read a research article:

"How do you interpret a research study?

Staying informed about rheumatoid arthritis, treatments and other aspects of living with the disease is a big part of becoming empowered. Finding that information often involves learning more about RA research, even reading articles about studies in scholarly journals, such as The Journal of Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research. And this is where most laypeople hit a wall. Like all professions, scientific research has a jargon and s specific way of doing things that can seem unintelligible to the rest of us. But if you know a few tricks, you can make sense of it."

You can read the rest of the post here.

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