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Evaluating Health Information

Your health care provider is your best source of information about your personal health. The consumer who wants to find further health information has many options, but should always evaluate resources carefully before accepting them as reliable.

  • Non-profit organizations with a mission to share information (such as the American Cancer Society) usually have good quality websites
  • Universities often have excellent websites
  • Be aware that websites which advertise products should be read with great care
  • For more information on evaluating websites, see the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

Additional Evaluation Websites