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Hope everyone got a chuckle from our last post! Speaking of which, in our last post, we mentioned Medscape (part of WebMD) as an authoritative source for Internet medical information. Someone asked us how we decided that the information was trustworthy.
With more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, working in medical and consumer health information, we thought others might find our answer interesting too. This tutorial from the U.S. National Library of Medicine is the best we’ve come across:
There is also a non-profit, non-governmental organization Health on the Net (HON) Foundation accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, which protects citizens from unreliable health information. Look for their code at the bottom of web pages or search their site to check the authority of a health information site.
In our next post, we’ll provide a list of health websites, which we consider to be authoritative and trustworthy.
Until next time,
Your Boomer Life Partners
Disclosure: Websites mentioned in this Boomer Life Today blog post were not solicited or paid for by companies or organizations in New Zealand or abroad.