Monday, February 7, 2011

A Second Opinion on Health Sites

An article in yesterday's New York Times Magazine looked at two different health information sites; The Mayo Clinic Health Information site, and the popular WebMD, and examined how similar sites can provide different content. Virginia Heffernan's article, A Prescription for Fear, does a great job of examining how factors such as money from drug companies influences content on the two sites. Not all web content is created equally, and this article is an interesting look at why.


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