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HEALTH INFORMATION ONLINE

Online sources of information that we feel are reliable. There are plenty of sources of health and medical information (paging "Dr. Google") and you can find anything you look for, no matter how wrong. These are sources that, for the most part, do not have a hidden agenda, such as selling a treatment or just plain self-promotion.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

The government agency that monitors public health threats, primarily from contagious infections, but also many other condtions. This is a reliable source of information

WEBMD

More "consumer focused" but still mostly reliable.

QUACKWATCH

A long time favorite of Dr. Summer....This is a collection of articles by Dr. Stephen Barrett who breaks down the facts about popular "snake oil" treatments. These have increased exponentially in the past few years, using terms like: "alternative", "homeopathic" or "integrative"  touted as better than "Western medicine" with practitioners prescribing treatments they happen to sell.   Most are based on pseudo-science, ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst. Can you tell we feel strongly about this?