Cincinnati—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recognized
NetWellness as one of 40 quality health Web sites. This list puts
NetWellness in the company of other health information Web sites such
as Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and the site of the former US Surgeon
General C. Everett Koop, MD.
"We are honored to be selected to
this elite listing of quality health information Web sites," says
Stephen Marine, NetWellness program director and associate director of
Academic Information Technology and Libraries at the University of
Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center. NetWellness provides health information
from physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals at
UC, Case Western Reserve University, and The Ohio State University. The
Web site address is netwellness.org.
Last week the FTC invited
representatives from 11 of the recommended web sites to participate in
a national press conference. Stephen Marine represented NetWellness at
the event in Washington, DC. This press conference was part of the
FTC's "Operation Cure.All" consumer education campaign. The campaign
uses the Internet as a law enforcement tool to stop false product and
treatment claims for various diseases and to provide consumers with a
list of quality on-line health information sites.
offers the world's largest base of medical experts to provide on-line
consumer health information. Nearly 200 health faculty from Ohio's
three research universities work together to provide expert services
for popular NetWellness features, such as "Ask an Expert." "Ask an
Expert" features the faculty answering users' questions usually within
two to three days.