Evaluating Internet Health Information

Health on the Net Foundation - HONcode is the oldest and the most used ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health related information available on Internet.  Read about it here and look for the code on health Web sites.
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HealthyNJ: Health Fraud - To avoid becoming victims of health fraud, it's important for consumers to learn how to assess health claims and seek the advice of a health professional.  This site will help you learn how.

HealthyNJ: Health Information - Find out what you should look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites.

Medical Library Association: A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web - Learn how to evaluate a Web site and also find a listing of top consumer health sites.

MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, here you will find a wealth of information to help you decide if a site is reliable.  Also look at:

Trust It or Trash It - This is a tool to help you think critically about the quality of health information.

September 2013