Re: Facebook a medical resource?
It's so important to search on sites that have medical approval or backing, sites like the Mayo Clinic for example or CDC. If you're seeking information on a condition you may or do have, you can make yourself sicker sometimes if you seek information on off-shoot sites. That said, not all medical information is accurate and some people do heal or live better lives with alternative treatments. Support groups, in and of themselves, don't necessarily have to be sponsored by anyone affiliated with a medical organization. After all, people join these sites to get support, ask questions of people going through the same thing, see if their drug side effects are the norm, and so forth. I am sure Facebook can technologically provide all that and more. I'm just uncomfortable, given the company's past history with user privacy.