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Evaluating Health Information: Home

Searching for health information, especially on the internet, can be an overwhelming experience. With so much available, how can you ensure that the information you are finding is reliable, accurate, and safe? Bad information can be misleading and even worse, harmful to your health. The resources in this guide will help you learn to evaluate health information so than you can make informed decisions about your healthcare. Remember that information found online or in other materials should not take the place of medical advice. Always discuss your health concerns with your healthcare providers.

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Ridley-Tree Cancer Center - Evaluating Online Health Information - 6:20 minutes

The internet contains a wealth of information. But how can you determine if the information you find online is safe and reliable? This video shares 5 tips on how to evaluate health information you find online.


Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Surfing the Web for Health Information - 30:10 minutes

A consumer librarian explains how you can make the most of your internet searches for health information.

Resources provided by the Cancer Resource Library are for informational purposes only. The information in these materials may or may not apply to your specific condition, and should not be construed as medical advice. We strongly encourage you to consult your healthcare provider to review anything you learn through these resources.

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