Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Many physicians have noticed that patients have turned to the internet in an attempt to act as their own doctor. This has its dangers as much of the information on the web can be incorrect or can be directed only at selling products to suspectible patients. The Guardian provides a top ten list of helpful and (hopefully) trustworthy health websites for individuals interested in learning more about health without going to medical school. The list contains everything from websites with patient stories, to websites containing information about UK health services and recent research updates to a quackwatch website that helps an individual identify health frauds.