Browsing the medical internet.

MEDICAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
If you use the Internet for medical information:
•    Always look for a balanced view - not just one site.
•    Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Internet.
•    Make sure the authors and their qualifications are listed.
•    Look at what other reliable information the site refers to.
•    Check that the site is regularly updated.
•    Look for advertising which might influence the information on the site.
•    Avoid online consultations or diagnoses.
•    Check on privacy and confidentiality.
•    Sites from outside Canada may mention treatments that are not available here.