It is important to be critical of health information found on the web. When you locate a health website, you first need to evaluate the resource to determine if the information is trustworthy.
Questions used to evaluate a website:
For a more detailed checklist, MedlinePlus has a Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
Also, the tool Trust It or Trash It can help you think critically about the quality of health information found on websites, handouts, booklets, and more.
Use these questions to determine whether the source is credible. Many websites are not "good" or "bad," but somewhere in the middle. These questions will help you decide whether the website is trustworthy.