Saturday, June 11, 2005

Checking The Validity of Medical Claims

Persons who use the Internet are likely to encounter various claims about medical topics.  Indeed, the Internet is a powerful and useful tool for obtaining medical information.  Probably anyone reading this knows, though, that there is a lot of utter nonsense out there.  Some of it is not just wrong, but dangerously wrong.  In this post, I examine one example of a medical claim (Tom Cruise's inept remarks about postpartum depression), then use the example to illustrate how to use the Internet to find valid medical information.  Continue reading here.