Online Health Sites Rated

Online Health Sites Rated

To help people gauge the credibility of Web sites devoted to health, Consumer Reports WebWatch and the Health Improvement Institute each rated the twenty most-trafficked health sites in nine categories: identity, advertising and sponsorship disclosure, corrections and currency, ease of use, privacy, coverage, design, accessibility, and contents. Each site's score was then published in Consumer Health WebWatch; those sites deemed "excellent" include WebMD, the National Institutes of Health, MayoClinic.com, MedicineNet.com, KidsHealth, and MedScape. More sites will be rated in the future.