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About Mayo Clinic
Motive/Bias: Reputation to uphold: They want you to trust their expertise and product sales.
They get their money from expensive cutting-edge procedures.
About WebMD: Who We Are
Motive/Bias: Reputation to uphold: They have "bait" of good information backed by editorial staff - located in the center of the page.
They are funded by advertisements, many of which are hard to distinguish as advertisements.
When a published paper is discredited, it is usually retracted. This organization tracks retractions as a window into the scientific process.