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Good Health Information
How do you know which source of online health information you can trust? Whether you’re searching for ways to manage your diabetes or for health conditions that match your symptoms, you need to be able to tell whether the website you’re using is trustworthy. The resources on this page, evaluated by health information experts, tell you how to judge what health information online is reliable.
Researching Your Illness
- Finding Medical Journal Articles in PubMed
- Genetics Home Reference (National Library of Medicine)
- Health Data & Statistics (Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill)
- Health Statistics Subject Guide (National Library of Medicine)
- Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
- Recommended Websites (NC Health Info)
- Understanding Medical Research (MedlinePlus)
- Using Google™ to Find Health Information
- Using the Internet to Find & Understand Clinical Trials
Choosing Good Health Information
- Can You Trust that Medical Journal? (American Cancer Society)
- Evaluating Online Health Information (NC Health Info)
- Find Good Health Information (Medical Library Association)
- Health & Fitness Consumer Information (Federal Trade Commission)
- I Don't Know What to Believe: Making Sense of Science Stories (Sense About Science)
- Our Review Criteria (HealthNewsReview)
- Using Trusted Resources (National Cancer Institute)
Making Sense of Medical Terms
Use this glossary to find definitions of health insurance terms.
Use this glossary to find easy-to-read definitions of health & medical services.