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Study: Most Wikipedia articles about medical conditions contain errors

 

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Doctors say relaying on medical information from Wikipedia is a mistake.  A research article in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association compared Wikipedia to medical journals and found major flaws in articles regarding diabetes, high blood pressure, lung cancer and more.

The American Heart Association recommends dialing 9-1-1 if you believe there is a medical emergency.  If there is not an emergency and you want to learn more about health and disease prevention we recommend using trusted sources such as: The American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or the U.S. Center for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov/ )

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