10. “Don’t expect me to read dozens of articles you’ve downloaded from the Internet.”
Repeat after us: Wikipedia is not your doctor. “The Internet has more disinformation than information,” warns Dr. Danforth. “We had a pilot who argued with us over the fact that we wouldn’t let him fly, and who proceeded to bombard us with 1,500 pages of information he had downloaded from the Internet. Not one of the pages had solid scientific information based on peer-reviewed studies—but it did support his position.”
What you can do: Ask your physician to recommend some reliable sites. If you want to know about diabetes, go to the American Diabetes Association web site. For heart disease, visit the American Heart Association site.