It seems like every day in the news you hear about new scientific research results. What was okay to eat yesterday is not good for you today. It’s the same story with vitamins, one day you can’t take too much of a certain vitamin, and the next day that same dose could harm you. What about medicine…will that pill really help? Every day we are bombarded with medical news and it’s getting harder and harder to sort the good from the bad.
What’s a person to do? Well, the NIH Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, created a website, Know the Science, to help you understand the basics of complicated scientific topics.
On this website, you’ll find these easy to understand, helpful tools:
- Interactive Modules
- Know the Science: 9 Questions To Help You Make Sense of Health Research
- Know the Science: How Medications and Supplements Can Interact
- Know the Science: The Facts About Health News Stories
- Know, Discover, Get Informed: Videos
- What Is a Placebo? Q and A with Ted Kaptchuk
- Understanding Risk—Drs. Groopman and Hartzband
- Links to other websites
- Understanding Medical Words
- Beware of Health Scams
- Understanding Research Results
- Understanding Clinical Studies
- And more
If you want help sorting medical facts from fiction, direct your browser to Know the Science.
Posted in the May 2017 Issue