Aldercare's Guide to Online Health Information
Do you have a question about your health? You may be able to find answers on the Internet, but it is important to check your sources carefully. This guide from Aldercare can help you find accurate health information online.
Where to Begin
Start by going directly to a website you can trust. Some good websites for health information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and MedlinePlus.
To access these websites, click on the links below:
How to Search
Once you reach the website, find the search box at the top right of the page. Type a few words about what you are searching for into the box, like "osteoporosis" or "healthy eating." The search results will appear in a new page. Click on one to read an article.
Information on Healthy Aging
For information about healthy aging and related topics, check out these websites. Click on the links below.
MedlinePlus: Older Adults: Click here to access
CDC: Health Information for Older Adults: Click here to access
NIH: National Institute on Aging: Click here to access