Essay about Web Critique

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Rett Syndrome

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002503

The content on this website was reviewed by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, and by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., and Inc.
It provides information on the causes, incidence, risk factors, symptoms, signs and tests, support groups, prognosis, contacting a health care provider, and prevention related to Rett Syndrome.

The content was reviewed on November 12, 2010, and is updated as new information becomes available. References are provided but are not cited within the content.

PubMed Health is a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a consumer website. A.D.A.M, Inc provides health information to hospitals, consumer websites, and other health care organizations.

The information provided is current, informative, easily understandable, and factual. All hyperlinks worked well.

As this website is a government based website using information from a larger database, provides references, and is very informative, I would be comfortable using the material provided.

Asperger’s Syndrome

www.mayoclinic.com/health/aspergers-syndrome/DS00551

The content on this website was developed and edited by medical staff at the Mayo Clinic. It provides information on the definition, symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as tests and diagnosis, treatment and drugs, alternative medicine, and coping and support for families dealing with this disorder.

The section on Asperger’s Syndrome was updated on November 18, 2010. References are provided for each topic covered. There is no individual author noted but is “By Mayo Clinic Staff”. The information is current, informative, easily understandable, and factual, based on current literature. All hyperlinks worked well.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information and supports the Consumer Reports web-watch guidelines to promote credible information practices on the Web. The site also provides links to the medical editor’s credentials and areas of specialty.

As this website complies with the HONcode, was developed by a reputable institution, provides references, and is very informative, I would be comfortable using the material provided.

Tourette’s syndrome

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm

The content of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) website is in conjunction with the National Institute of Health (NIH); it was last updated on March 11, 2011. It provides a comprehensive list of contact information for each staff member, and their specialty.…