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Finding Health Information on the Internet

According to the Pew Institute, 80% of Internet users have searched online for health information and 40% of users are going online to find information about prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Knowing how to evaluate the Web sites you look at will help to assure that you find health and drug information that is current and accurate.

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet
FAQs from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about how to evaluate the health and drug-related information you find on the Internet.

'Miracle' Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism
To avoid becoming a victim of health fraud, it is important for you to know how to assess useless or dangerous health claims. This information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission tells you how to spot false claims and when to talk with your healthcare provider.

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