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Finding good sites

Posted by sammy OK/7A (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 23, 07 at 16:15

Somewhere I have a posts that tells how to navigate health forums without reaching sites that are funded by drug companies or other companies that directlly profit by the advice they give.

I have questions about osteoporosis or osteopenia plus some about conditions that I want to avoid. Wherever I seem to go on the browser anymore, I find out only what drugs to take.

There is a way to state what you want, and to put in something that will filter out drug makers. Do any of you happen to know how to do that?


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RE: Finding good sites

Sorry I can't answer your specific question, but I don't think the Mayo Clinic website's advice is slanted by drug companies. (It does show drug ads on the right side of the page, though.)

I'll put a link to their info. page on osteoporosis:

Here is a link that might be useful: osteoporosis

RE: Finding good sites

Thanks for the link. I have that and many others, plus I have their book. My problem is that everything said is relying on the pharmaceutical companies and their drugs. I would like to find information that does not seem to be sponsored or paid for by the drug companies.

The test they use to see if the medication is working is to ask if you have had any fractures. If you have not, then the medication is working.

Also the percentage of people who have osteoporosis by the time they are 70 is very high. I wonder if scientifically it is a disease with the percentage that high. (Remember how we use to talk about dyslexia being a disease until it occurred to experts that left handed people had it?) Now it is a reading disorder, and not dyslexia.

I wonder how much advice given for this and other conditions is given as a disclaimer, and not really good advice. It seems to me that every forum and every major hospital is sponsored by drug companies.

I think there is a way to get around sponsors, but I cannot remember how to do it. I tried adding "no ads" in the browser, but that didn't work.


RE: Finding good sites

Sammy, I always look at these sites on medical conditions. I do not think they have anything to do with drug companies - I could be wrong.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia sites - Osteoporosis

RE: Finding good sites

Try this site.


Here is a link that might be useful: medlineplus

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