WebMD: Diabetes Health Center


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Essay #: 070309
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WebMD: Diabetes Health Center
Name of website: WebMD: Diabetes Health Center
URL: http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20110113/taking-10000-steps-a-day-may-lower-diabetes-risk
Health information is the most sought out topic on the internet. According to McMullan (2006) Reuters reported that 53% of Americans search the internet for health information. Health information provides knowledge and benefits to adults and families causing an increase in the search for health information. The purpose of this paper is to critique diabetes study information on the WebMD website discussing the significance of criteria such as source, funding, validity and quality and privacy and elaborating on the strengths, limitations and areas of improvement for the...
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