When searching online to find information on medical issues, it is important to read from reliable and credible sources.
Here are a few questions to consider when looking at a website:
- Is the author affiliated with medical institutions?
- What are the author’s credentials?
- Is the source peer-reviewed or read by a medical or scientific board?
- Does the source have cited statistics? Where do the statistics come from?
- Is the website a reputable source?
- Is the published article outdated? Look for a date to see how long it has been since the article was written.
- Who is responsible for the content published? For example, it could be from a professional organization or the government.
Remember, it is important to talk to the doctor about medical concerns. Do not just rely on the internet.
Source: National Institute on Aging