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How do you find a reliable medical web site?

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Find reliable medical information online by searching for sites affiliated with a university, ending in .edu, or with the government, ending in .gov. Evaluate the quality of the information on commercial websites by looking for the author's credentials.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine provides links to websites deemed reliable by the university's medical center. The university suggests that users check the date on the information, which it recommends should be less than three years old. In addition, reviewing the ads a website displays may reveal any possible bias. Users should also look for the sources used on medical websites to determine reliability.

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