Health Info on the Web

How can you determine whether or not a Web site is providing trustworthy and reliable health information?




Using Medline Plus, answer the following question:

You heard that chocolate causes acne, but other people have told you that it is just a myth or an “old wives’ tale.” Which is it…fact or fiction? Are there other foods that cause or trigger acne?  If so, what are they?


Tips for Finding Accurate Health Information
on the Web

Hitting the Target What is quality health information? Information that is current, scientifically-based and supported by peer-reviewed studies.

Ways to Find Quality Information on the Web

Consider the source

Focus on quality information

Be skeptical

Look for the evidence

Make sure the information is current

Remember to consult with your doctor