Health & Wellness Resources

Evaluating Health Information Online

When looking for reliable health information online, consider these tips to ensure the accuracy and trustworthiness of the content:

  • Seek information from reputable sources like government (.gov) websites, well-known medical schools, and large professional organizations​ (NIH News in Health).
  • Verify the information by comparing it with other reputable sites to ensure consistency​ (MedlinePlus)​.
  • Look for scientific references, such as professional journals like the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the New England Journal of Medicine, as they are good indicators of reliable content​.
  • Check the date of the information, as health advice can change. Ideally, the content should not be more than 2 to 3 years old​.
  • Beware of promises of quick fixes or miracle cures, and remember that personal stories, while valuable, are not scientific evidence​​.

General Health and Wellness Information

  • MedlinePlus: A service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), offering information on health topics, drugs & supplements, genetics, medical tests, and more.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): The nation’s medical research agency, making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. This site links to various NIH institutes covering a wide range of health topics.

Cancer Information

Health Testing Information

  • Offers public resources on clinical lab testing, explaining various types of tests and how they work.

Quality and Patient Safety

Pediatric & Family Health

Specific Health Conditions

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