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  • Is the published article outdated?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