Monday, November 05, 2007
Busting Medical Misinformation
A resource that I like to use for debunking medical myths and weird stuff on the net is Quackwatch. The site was created by Dr. Stephen Barrett in 1996, and it has won several awards since then including being named by the Journal of American Medical Association in 1998 as one of the select sites that provides reliable health information. It is a nonprofit organization that aims to "combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct." My only criticism of the site is that it needs to be better organized. For a quick check, you can click on the "What's New" section.