Medical Misinformation

In the past year or so I’ve been around a lot of other parents whose kids have significant medical needs. I’ve learned a lot from them, and I hope I’ve done my part to share what I’ve learned with others. The value of this kind of relationship can’t be described in words. Over time you learn who is trustworthy and who isn’t. Until then, be sure to run suggestions by your child’s doctor. It’s unlikely anyone out there would intentionally try to harm your child, but there’s an overwhelming amount of misinformation circulating online.

Anyone can create a website. Literally anyone, and at no cost. There are a lot of great resources out there, but some are written by people unqualified to make the claims they’re making. Even if something is a valuable piece of information, there are frequently times where what works for one child may harm another. When people search for information on the internet, some of it inevitably comes from these feeder sites which claim to be an authority on their topic. This information is then shared by mouth as well as through reputable aggregation sites.

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