Complementary Health Approaches

Frequently Asked Questions

29. What should I know about health information on the Internet?

The quality of health information on the Internet varies. Some Web sites provide good information, but others have information that is inaccurate or out of date. You need to evaluate individual Web sites carefully. If you’re considering making a health decision based on information you found on the Internet, it’s a good idea to discuss it with a health care provider and to bring printouts of the Web pages to your appointment.

To evaluate the quality of a health-related Web site, try to answer these questions.