Helpful Health Links
The internet is a wonderful resource for finding health/wellness information but how do you know the information is accurate? Use these tips from the CDC-Centers for Disease Control to evaluate the information you find:
- The ownership of the website should be clear.
- The information provided should be based on sound scientific study
- The website should carefully weigh the evidence and acknowledge the limitations of the work.
- Beware of "junk science" and suggestions of "conspiracies".
- The individuals or group providing the information should be qualified to address the subject matter.
- Arguments should be based on facts, not conjecture.
- The motives of the website should be clear.
- The information provided should make sense (i.e., if it seems to good to be true, it probably is).
- The website contains references from and to recognized peer-reviewed publications.
- You should be able to obtain additional information if you need it.
* Adapted from the CDC's website.