Links to Health Related Web Sites
1) One needs to be careful about health information obtained from the internet or anywhere else (including books, magazines, radio/TV, friends/relatives, even medical professionals). Some possible guidelines to help judge accuracy of the information:
a) who is providing the information (example: is the web site from a medical school, reputable organization, a medical professional, etc; you should be able to find this information on the web site);
b) do they provide references for statements they make? for example, is their statement based on a medical study or the testimonial of one or a few people (as is often the case for weight loss products); if based on studies: are the studies on humans or animals?, are there large numbers or small numbers of subjects?, did the study contain “controls” (i.e., did they compare the treatment to placebo [sugar pills] or alternative/established treatments)?
c) I would be very cautious with any site/person attempting to educate you and then sell you their product – especially if they tell you that you can’t get the product anywhere else.
2) Keep in mind that health information is given “in general” and often relates to the “average” person. This may or may not be applicable to you in your specific/individual situation.
3) Links will open in a new window/browser and will take you to their web sites. Some links may not work as the web site may have closed or changed their "address" since posted here.
General web sites - often provide information on many different topics/conditions
Specific web sites - providing information on specific condition(s)/disease(s)