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Start with the experts
Look for health directories that partner with credible organizations. Reputable organizations are usually the authority on a specific topic. Is your source reliable?

Check the source
When you search a website, find out who produced it. Credible sites will have an "about us" section and a list of medical advisors or an editorial board. There should also be an e-mail address where you can contact the website's organization or company and ask questions. Try to find a site that is associated with a person or organization in which you already have confidence.

Get a second opinion
Remember that websites may be biased towards certain opinions or viewpoints. Look for your information on several websites and in newspapers and magazines until you find a consistent answer. Reputable websites will offer links to other websites to help you find more information. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about information found on health websites.

Where's the evidence?
Health information should be supported by scientific studies and should list both the pros and cons of an issue or medical treatment. Poor sites reflect only one point of view. You should be able to validate the source of information. Authors and contributors should be identified. Don't be afraid to be critical when evaluating information.

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