CHECKING OUT INTERNET HEALTH MEDICAL RESOURCES

CHECKING OUT INTERNET HEALTH/MEDICAL RESOURCES

The question is:

Is the site trustworthy?

It doesn’t take much more than some basic computer literacy to set up a site. How do you make sure that information on the Web about nutrition, fitness, and other health issues is reliable?

Tip list (adapted from United Health Foundation):

1. Visit four to six sites so that you can get a full picture of the information you want.

2. Investigate: Who runs the site? If it’s a good one, the people running it will be the first to say who’s responsible for the information. Credibility and credentials (proper training and proof of it) of the website publisher are absolutely key.

3. Who wrote the ACTUAL information? Information on nutrition should be provided by a qualified professionalthat is, a registered dietitian, doctor, or professor of nutrition at an established educational institution or government agency, and their credentials should be easy to find on the site.

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