Consider the tips below when you are evaluating the quality of health information web sites.
Consider the source - Use recognized authorities
Focus on quality - All web sites are not created equal
Be a cyberskeptic - Quackery abounds on the web
Look for the evidence - Rely on medical research, not opinion
Check for currency - Look for the latest information
Beware of bias - What is the purpose? Who is providing the funding?
Protect your privacy - Health information should be confidential
Consult with your health professional - Patient/provider partnerships lead to the best health care decisions
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Source: The evaluation tips above were excerpted from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html.