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Consumer Health Information

Find and evaluate quality online health information.


                            Knowing where to find and access reliable and understandable health information is an essential activity that leads to better self care. In this consumer health information portal you will find links to credible information found in the National Library of Medicine and through other public health websites. You will learn how to evaluate the health information you find on the web to determine if it is trustworthy, and be guided on how to talk about your health concerns with your primary care physician and other health professionals. All websites, online resources, and streaming media are freely available to the public to ensure accessibility from a computer or mobile device.


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Searching for Health Information Online

Video Run Time: 13 minutes 27 seconds

This video provides tips for locating, evaluating, and talking to your doctor about health information easier. 

This project was funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.