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Evaluating Health Information Web Sites

Some tips for evaluating web sites:

+ Does the web site clearly state its purpose and sponsors?

  • Who are the authors? What are their qualifications? Is it the site of a government agency, a university or a well-known association, e.g., the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute?

  • Who sponsors the site? Are they obviously trying to sell something? If so, beware!

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