If you are like me, trying to make sound, educated health care decisions in today’s instant access world can be a daunting task. We are inundated almost daily with results of studies that claim to have the latest answers to improve our health. However, not all studies are properly conducted and often the results then cannot be validated.
In my search for credible information on the web, I came across this website, Healthnewsreview.org. This is an an award winning U.S. website devoted to objective, evidence based reviews of medical articles and studies. It is headed by Gary Schwitzer, long time medical journalist and professor at the University of Minnesota.
The mission of the website is to improve the accuracy of news stories about medical treatments, tests, products, and procedures, and help consumers evaluate the evidence for and against new ideas in healthcare.
It is then up to the consumer to make an educated decision, weighing both the pros and cons. Healthnewsreview.org. uses 10 criteria for evaluating medical news and then rates them on a scale from 1-5 stars.
The internet is a wealth of information and Healthnewsreview.org will help bring clarity to a sometimes confusing barrage of information so you may make the best possible decision for you and your family.