Even when a Web site has the appearance of authority and contains
the features presented in this lesson, always examine the information
with a critical eye and when in doubt, DOUBT.
-- Be wary of sites that make emotional appeals and use lots of
-- Avoid sites that make claims of "new" or "miracle" cures.
-- Question the credibility of sites that disrespect other sources
of information, or have no links to other sites.
-- Be extremely skeptical of a site whose primary purpose is to
sell you something.
One more thing -- every consumer health Web site should include
a statement reminding readers that it is for information purposes
only and should not substitute for the advice of a physician or
other healthcare provider.
“The information provided in this
Web site is offered for general informational and referral purposes
only; it is not offered as and does not constitute medical advice.
In no way are any of the materials presented meant to be a substitute
for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner.