Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Berland and colleagues1 evaluated Internet health information about breast
cancer, depression, obesity, and childhood asthma. They caution that their
research was not a natural experiment of using actual Internet consumers.
We performed a study (unpublished) of patients with breast cancer during the
same period, between October and December 2000. We asked 188 women with breast
cancer to report the 5 Web sites they used most for breast health/women's
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