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Why You Shouldn't Trust Wikipedia with Medical Questions

 A new study confirms the obvious-- you shouldn't believe everything you read online.

Researchers analyzed entries on Wikipedia for the top ten costliest medical conditions. They found that nine out of ten entries contained out of date information. The entries checked included coronary disease, lung cancer, hypertension and back pain.

Researchers say, "Health care professionals, trainees, and patients should use caution when using Wikipedia to answer questions regarding patient care." Another recent study found that 50 percent of professional physicians admitted to using Wikipedia as a reference source.

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05/28/2014 6:18AM
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