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Radiology: Finding Consumer Health Information

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Health Care

Consumer Health Websites & Databases

Evaluating Consumer Health Information

If you’re visiting an online health site for the first time or downloading a new app, ask these five questions:

  • Who runs or created the site or app? Can you trust them?
  • What is the site or app promising or offering? Do its claims seem too good to be true?
  • When was its information written or reviewed? Is it up-to-date?
  • Where does the information come from? Is it based on scientific research? (See the "Be Aware of Stats" and "Levels of Scientific Evidence" boxes on this page.)
  • Why does the site or app exist? Is it selling something?

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