How to Evaluate the Information You Find 
 
This site, produced by the National Institute on Aging, goes into more detail and offers clues to help you determine the validity of a site (such as whether it's a .gov, .org, .edu or .com) and some sources of additional information.
 
This site has more extensive information with links to valuable advice on researching specific conditions, "miracle" claims and health scams, deciphering "Medspeak", and advice specific to seniors.
Also helpful: the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing and a tutorial from the National Library of Medicine.
 
Although this page is a service of the National Institute on Aging, the cautions presented apply to anyone.  Good advice for when you're researching health conditions, medications, remedies, cancer "cures", health insurance, dietary supplements, and other health-related matters.
 
 
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
 
This page is maintained by the library staff of  Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
 

Last updated: May 20, 2013