The good news is that plenty of online health-related information can be found nowadays. The problem? It can sometimes be hard to evaluate healthcare information — to tease out the good from the bad. So, what exactly should you look for? What red flags should you be aware of? When should you talk to your doctor? This post will provide guidance.
First, as the National Institute on Aging (NIA) website points out, it’s important to take a close look at the source of the information and how current that article is. Information you find on sites of government agencies, such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), can be among the most trustworthy. Plus, they typically keep healthcare information online up to date.