The National Center For Complementary And Integrative Health

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The first website I decided to review was the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health website The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is an agency for the Federal government that performs scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. According to the NCCIH, “The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care” (Our mission section). The site provides information on complementary and alternative medicines and therapies. The website is presented in a professional manner and is easy to navigate. The website sometimes does not list a specific author, but presents the information as an organization. Information about the organization is presented along with its affiliations. There were no factual inaccuracies, spelling mistakes, or grammatical errors noted on the website. There were links related to other websites and all of the links worked properly. The information was well organized. There are references listed after each link clicked on. For instance, in the section called Herbs at a Glance, once the user clicks on one of the listed herbs, the website gives information, and lists references. The NCCIH website’s objectivity was clear and provided information on every aspect of their website. There was no bias noted. The date the information was created was displayed at the bottom of each web page. There was also copyright dates listed for the published information. Each section displayed when the site was last updated. Information about different aspects of complementary and alterna... ... middle of paper ... ...f view, but does strongly advocate for alternative and integrative medicine approaches to health care. The dates the information was created is displayed. The dates the information was created was listed under the author 's name. The copyright year is listed at the bottom of the main page. I enjoyed the fact the FAIM associates would attend symposiums such as one in hopes of learning more about anti-aging principles and new approaches to medicine, they would attend seminars on such things as lyme disease, and conferences that deal with hormone supplementation, functional medicine and endocrine balance. In summary, the site is well put together and informative. The information would be useful to health care providers. It provided health related information. The ideas, opinions, and understanding of health topics appeared to be reliable and of substantial quality.
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