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What are the most reputable websites for medical information?

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The most reputable websites for medical information include WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Healthline, Medlineplus and WrongDiagnosis. Some health-related websites provide information about specific diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Reputable disease-specific websites include americanheart.org, diabetes.org and alzheimers.gov.

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While the Internet is flooded with numerous websites and blogs that provide medical information, many of them cannot be trusted and may not provide reliable information. To identify a reputable source of medical information, search for recognized health organizations and government health agencies. Often, critical information about whether or not a medical website is trustworthy is revealed in the "about" section of a website. Reputable medical schools, such as Johns Hopkins University also provide reliable health information on their websites.

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