Consumer Health

Evaluating Health Information

A lot of misleading health information is published in books and magazines, and is featured on TV and the web. Therefore, it is important to get our health information from trusted resources. Examples,

  • Excellent overview on evaluating health information from MedlinePlus (NLM).
  • When reading health information, it is also helpful to ask yourself questions about the source of the health information. A PDF of Questions to consider (Immunize Kansas Coalition).

General Health Resources

Reference books (online)