There are plenty of medically focused search engines out there that help you cut through the fluff and guff to access some credible information. One such site I have been looking at lately is PogoFrog.com.
PogoFrog.com claims that it jumps over the layman-focused clutter on theÂ internet to find only credible medical information for physicians.
Studies have shown that physicians rarely find links to credible medical information on the first few pages of a keyword search when using the popular consumer search engines. In fact, they often must search through dozens of results pages before finding the credible medical information they need.
PogoFrog.com is a custom search engine that jumps over these layman-focused sites and returns only credible medical site links on the first results page and on every results page. This is done by specifically excluding consumer sites and specifically including only credible healthcare sites such as FDA.gov, peer-review journal sites, association sites and others.
Seems to work quite well for basic quick and dirty information searches, although some of the information returned is still pitched at the lay public. A search for asthma returns a link to Medline Plus:
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs.
I could have told you that.