“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
~ Mark Twain
Be a cyberskeptic.
Remember, anyone can post anything on the internet.
Determine the purpose of the page
Assess the Accuracy
Should present factual information based on medical research, not opinion.
Consider the source
Check the Currency
Review the Coverage
Protect your privacy
Look for quality design
Always consult with your health professional
Adapted from the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing