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Spinal Cord Injury Update

Fall 2013: Volume 22, Number 3


"I Saw It On The Internet!"
Finding Reliable Health Information Online

Like most people with SCI, you probably use the Internet to find health information. How do you know if what you find is accurate, trustworthy and up-to-date?

Why should you be careful about information you find on the Internet?

How to find health information you can trust

Is the source of information respected, credible and unbiased?

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Is the information up-to-date?

Is the information presented based on facts?

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How to avoid scams and viruses

Using search engines

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Talk to your health care provider

Check with your health care provider about information you have found on the Internet before trying something new. To make the most out of your time with your health care provider:

Trustworthy websites to get you started

Learn more

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