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How much should I trust medical info I read online?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: Parents often bring in Internet stories, ads, and articles for everything from immunization to diaper rash creams. Most are about the same: soft information at best designed to sell you something or at worst cause you fear. Take the Internet with a grain of salt. Bring your questions, and printouts, to your family physician or pediatrician for more information.

Craig M. Wax, DO, a father of an 11-year-old daughter and 9-, 5-, and 3-year-old sons; a board-certified family physician; host of a weekly radio show/webcast/podcast “Your Health Matters” on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM and wgls.rowan.edu featuring physicians, health experts, and authors from across the country;  a member of the Medical Economics editorial board; and the founder of HealthIsNumberOne.com, a free health information website, in Mullica Hill, NJ

Q&A by Wyatt Myers