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:

  1. The ownership of the website should be clear.
  2. The information provided should be based on sound scientific study
  3. The website should carefully weigh the evidence and acknowledge the limitations of the work.
  4. Beware of "junk science" and suggestions of "conspiracies".
  5. The individuals or group providing the information should be qualified to address the subject matter.
  6. Arguments should be based on facts, not conjecture.
  7. The motives of the website should be clear.
  8. The information provided should make sense (i.e., if it seems to good to be true, it probably is).
  9. The website contains references from and to recognized peer-reviewed publications.
  10. You should be able to obtain additional information if you need it.

* Adapted from the CDC's website.