|Date Added: February 10, 2010 01:44:48 PM|
When it comes to your health, you want to find the best medical information you can find. The amount of information available to you can be staggering and overwhelming. The last thing you want to do is to get incorrect information, or to find bad information presented as fact. While being sick or thinking that something is wrong can be very scary, you have to try not to panic, and you have to be sure to go to the correct source for your information. Though there was a time when people relied solely on their doctors, there is a disturbing new trend of self-diagnosis online. There are many people who also keep medical books in their home, and try to figure out what is going on without the advice of someone who is educated in medicine.
The very best source for medical information is, of course, your doctor. I cannot tell you how scary is that a lot of my friends have found their medical information online. Even scarier, most of the information that they have found has not been accurate. In the end they have caused themselves more problems, and ended up paying twice what they would have had they listen to their doctor in the first place. There is a lot of medical information available online, but you have to know that not all of it is accurate.
When you have questions in the middle of the night, or perhaps on the weekend when your doctor does not have visiting hours, you may be tempted to look online. You can find a lot of great medical information there, but you can also find some that is not so good. You have to consider the source when you look up medical information on the Internet. If a site looks thrown together, and you cannot clearly tell where the information has come from, you may want to move onto the next.
You can find great information on web sites like Web M.D., but there are also problems with this as well. The medical information you find on there may not be exactly right for your situation. You may be able to find good general medical information there, but remember that each medical case is different. There are variables that your doctor should consider, and the information you find online is not able to take you are variables into consideration. Always use the simple information as a guide, and always talk to your doctor first before you make any decisions regarding your health or your well-being.
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