Thursday, May 19, 2011

Drowning in too much health information ?

There's no question that it's important to be well informed if you are ill. Knowledge is power ( which is why you go to your doctor - he knows more about medicine than you do !)

While not having enough information can result in poor care, today unearthing too much information has become a much bigger problem, thanks to google.

Any one can search for any health topic on google and instantly come up with thousands of results. It's become very easy to search , but to find the relevant information is much harder. Making sense of these results is hard to do - and causes a lot of heartburn !

Users get lost and confused and this often results in paralysis by analysis. In fact, after trying this a few times, many give up all together, thinking it's too complex and way above their heads and ability to do.

This is a shame ! There's no need to drown in information - all you need is a lifeguard - someone who is capable and competent and can help you. You need to have a float before you jump into the sea - and the Healthwise Knowledgebase fits the bill perfectly.

It has over 30000 pages of information, which means it's very likely to have information on any topic you look for. The good news is that this is quality controlled, curated information , which is reliable, accurate and easy to read.

Once you have this information, you can then go out and hunt for more, because you are armed with the basics, and know enough to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff !

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