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Research, Guidelines, Consumer Information, and More!

Health Care Resources

The following resources provide evidence-based research, forums, consumer information, publications, and support information for health care professionals as well as the public.

Research

Health Information

Things to Consider When Choosing a Health Information Site

  1. Who Created the Site—Sites with an ending such as .gov, .edu, or .org means the site is run by the government, an academic institution, or a nonprofit organization (respectively). This usually means the site contains comprehensive, well-researched, and nonbiased information. If the site ends in .com, check the About Us page. Some hospitals have a .com address. Check to see if the site is trying to steer you toward particular products and services. If so, you might want to find additional sites for information.
  2. Where the Information Comes From—A reputable site will tell you how they obtained their information, if there are advisors, as well as the credentials of the advisors. If the site makes claims that are too good to be true, or they promise quick, dramatic, or miraculous results, you should probably beware. Information should be current and not sponsored by an individual or organization with an inherent bias.
  3. How is Your Privacy Protected—Sites should have a privacy policy that states what information is collected and how it is used. If there is no posted privacy policy, a site can sell, rent, or share your