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A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web  External Link

Millions of Americans search for health information on the Web every year. Whether the health information is needed for personal reasons or for a loved one, millions of health-related Web pages are vi... Details >

Medical Library Association  External Link

Cancer Information: Where To Find Help  External Link

This booklet contains listings of organizations that provide information on preventing, treating and living with cancer.... Details >

American Institute for Cancer Research  External Link

Cancer: What Does That Newspaper Article Really Say?

Newspapers often publish summaries of recent medical studies that claim to have found new ways to lower your risk for cancer. You need to know if this information is accurate. Learning how to analyze ... Details >

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Finding Care: Getting Trusted Medical Information  External Link

This page links to resource materials from other organizations on getting trusted medical information. Links cover finding quality health care, quick checks for quality health care, and more.... Details >

American Association for Respiratory Care  External Link

Finding Health Information Online  External Link

As health care consumers, we must decide which information is good based on common sense, sound judgment, and some general guidelines. That can be hard. The American Association of Retired Persons giv... Details >

AARP  External Link

Finding Quality Information: Guide to Health Care Quality

Today, you can find a great deal of information about health care quality, both online and in print. This page discusses tools on finding quality information, including report cards, accreditation, an... Details >

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Guide to Health Care Quality: How to Know It When You See It

This guide is designed to help you get quality health care, stay healthy, and recover faster when you become sick. Tips are provided to help you be active in making decisions about your health care. ... Details >

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health On the Net Foundation Code of Conduct for Medical and Health Web Sites  External Link

The HONcode Principles evolved from discussions with Webmasters, patient support groups and medical professionals in several countries. Website displaying the HONcode logo are expected to honor thes... Details >

Health On the Net Foundation  External Link Selection Policy for Health Web Sites

healthfinder┬« is a gateway consumer health information Web site from the United States government. The goal of the Web site is to improve consumer access to selected health information from government... Details >

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet

Millions of consumers are using the Internet to get health information. And thousands of Web sites are offering health information. Some of those sites are reliable and up-to-date; some are not. This ... Details >

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers

This fact sheet contains information to help people decide whether the health information they find on the Internet or receive via e-mail is likely to be reliable.... Details >

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

How To Search the Web for Trustworthy Health Information  External Link

Health sites abound on the World Wide Web, but some of the medical information on these sites is questionable, or even hazardous. No guide to health information on the Web can review all sites for con... Details >

SeniorNet  External Link

Interactive Health Communication Application Checklist

A checklist of questions created to help you judge whether health information offered by an interactive health communication (IHC) application is useful and reliable.... Details >

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Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet  External Link

The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet is the only professional peer-reviewed journal devoted to locating consumer health information via the Internet. In this newly renamed journal (formerly ... Details >

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Med Help International Home Page  External Link

This page welcomes to the Med Help International, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping patients find quality medical information. The focus of the organization is to provide medical informat... Details >

Med Help International  External Link

QUICK: The QUality Information ChecKlist  External Link

This resource is intended to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet. Many of the examples are health related, but the concepts can be used with other subjects requiring i... Details >

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Wired for Health and Well-Being: The Emergence of Interactive Health Communication

An analysis of the emerging field of interactive health communication. This is the final report of the Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health (SciPICH), an independent body convened by ... Details >

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