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  • Alyce Palko

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:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health


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

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