One to Skip: The American Heart Association
Our experts advise bringing skepticism to anything you read on websites produced by medical societies or their allies, disease advocacy groups such as the AHA. Be sure to cross-check against other sources of information. As Newman writes in Hippocrates’ Shadow, “The overarching mission of these societies is to provide lobbying and advocacy for their constituents who pay annual dues.” The advice you get from the disease foundations is usually colored by the pharmaceutical and medical-device companies that provide much of their funding.
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