BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 14, 2000 ISSUE
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The Net Is a Cornucopia of Good Medicine...and Bad


Some Internet medicine sites teem with information that could save your life. Others earn the ire of the Net's medical watchdogs. Here are some of the best and worst:


SITES THAT CAN HEAL...

AMA HEALTH INSIGHT
www.ama-assn.org/consumer.htm
A user-friendly site from the American Medical Assn.

HEALTHFINDER
www.healthfinder.org
A portal for the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept.

MAYO CLINIC
www.mayohealth.org
Easy-to-understand information, vetted by Mayo experts


...AND SOME THAT MAY NOT

THE ORIGINAL PARASITE ZAPPER
www.island.net/~zapper/Original.html
Markets an electronic device to zap illness-causing germs

CHILEL-WORLD'S LARGEST MEDICINELESS HOSPITAL
www.chilel-qigong.com/hospital.htm
Cites miracle cures for cancer, lupus, and other diseases

MOTHERNATURE.COM
www.mothernature.com
A target of quackbuster Dr. Stephen Barrett


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