THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED HEALTH INFORMATION
No internet search will ever take the place of careful collaboration with a qualified, skilled medical professional. What we hope when we read health information from a credible source online (or in print) is that it might provide a valuable layer of context or suggest an important question to ask.
But there are many barriers to finding quality information and even more to reaching scientific literacy: Not all journal articles are free to read. There is a lot of jargon in research studies. And they often require specific training to read and understand the findings.
For basic, conservative information about diseases and health conditions, you can easily get information online from reputable governmental agencies and medical organizations. While we’re grateful for and regularly refer to these sites, we also want more people to have more access to both cutting-edge and mainstream science that is well-researched and impactful.