Your Health and the Internet

The internet is a great source of information, but when it comes to your health, it pays to be cautious. If you’re looking for information about a new diagnosis, or even just for school research, you can’t just type your condition into Google and expect to find the most up to date and HONEST research. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and sadly, some of it will climb to the top of the search results.

So how do you know what to trust when it comes to your health and using the internet? Always consult with your doctor, first and foremost, and ask them about reliable websites they might recommend. That’s a great first step.

But if you’re still not sure where to go, or you just want a little bit of direction, we’re having a workshop at the library this week called “Online Health Resources”, and we show you how to find trustworthy health information online.

This would be a great session for seniors, but it is open to anyone who wants to attend. Join us on Tuesday, March 19th at 2pm for lots of interesting information, and leave here feeling like you have some tools to help you better your health. Please call us to register at 257-2702. This is a free information session, and light refreshments will be served.

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