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5 Questions To Ask About a Health Website


The following is a bulletin from the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Some online sources of information on integrative health are useful, but others may be inaccurate or misleading. If you’re visiting a health website for the first time, ask yourself these questions. The answers may help you judge whether the site is trustworthy.

  • Who runs or created the site? Can you trust them?
  • What is the site promising or offering? Do its claims seem too good to be true?
  • When was the information written or reviewed? Is it up to date?
  • Where does the information come from? Is it based on scientific research?
  • Why does the site exist? Is it selling something?