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Are television and radio credible sources of health information?

Sheri D. Pruitt
Psychology
When it comes to television and radio, the sources of health information should be credible, the information should be consistent, and the claims should be reasonable. It's important to note that television and radio sources of health information can be incredibly brief. A 30-second public service announcement, a 3-minute news report, or a 10-minute radio segment may not give the whole story. While the information may be accurate, it probably won't give you the whole picture. Think of radio and television as good starting points from which to gather facts or ideas for further pursuit.
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