The World Wide Web is totally unregulated. ANYONE can post ANY information.
There is a tremendous amount of useful information, unfortunately, there is just as
much misleading information. (There may be significant advertising bias, it could be
just one person’s opinion, it could be a spoof or a lie).
Therefore it is completely up to the reader to watch out for misleading information
Remember, each patient is unique, so discuss what you find on the web with your
What to Watch For
The source of the web page. (Who is backing the information? Is it an organization
that you already have confidence in?)
Is there advertising bias? (Are they just trying to get you to buy their product or
Is the information supported by other unrelated sources? (Question sites that
disregard other sources of knowledge, or rely solely on themselves).
When was the information last updated?
PEDIATRICS NORTHWEST SUPPORTS THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH’S ORDER TO WEAR A FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN IN PUBLIC SPACES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. WE REQUIRE FACE MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS TO ENTER ALL PNW CLINICS FOR ANYONE 2 YEARS AND OLDER. PLEASE BRING A FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING FROM HOME. THE STATE ORDER DOES NOT REQUIRE A LETTER FROM YOUR PEDIATRICIAN IF YOUR CHILD HAS A MEDICAL REASON TO BE EXEMPTED. Learn More >>