How do you identify trustworthy health information?
Do you ever see something on TV or on the Internet and think, maybe this is what I need to help me? It can be really difficult to identify trustworthy health claims made by advertisers. I subscribe to a few health newsletters from Mayo Clinic and McMaster University and this morning I saw this article that had some great tips on how to identify trustworthy health information.
Don't believe the hype: 6 tips to identify trustworthy health information: https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/blog/detail/blog/2017/05/02/dont-believe-the-hype-6-tips-to-identify-trustworthy-health-information
Here's some of the criteria I use when searching for trusted health information:
– Is it from a credible, reliable evidence-based source? Who wrote it?
– Is it recent and/or regularly reviewed and updated?
– What is the advertising policy or financial support for the website? Are they just after my money?
What criteria do you use to identify trustworthy health information?