Reliable Health Websites
Tips for Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet
- What is the purpose of the site?
- Is the information current?
- Who wrote the material?
- Who sponsors the website?
- Is the site selling something?
Remember to Use Caution and Common Sense!
- Never rely on just one source of information
- Beware of outrageous claims of “miracle cures”.
- Never follow medical advice you find on the Internet without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
*Information from the Stabins Wellness Information Center
American Pain Foundation 1-888-615-7246
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA)
American College of Rheumatology
Fibromyalgia Network 1-800-853-2929
National Fibromyalgia Partnership
National Fibromyalgia Association
CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
About.com Music Therapy for Pain Relief
Effect of Music Therapy on Pain
Explore Health Careers.org – Art Therapist
New York State Office of the Professions Creative Arts Therapy
Studio 440 Website
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Cleveland.com – Evelyn Theiss
American Academy of Neurology Foundation 1-800-879-1960
CAPHIS Top 100 List: Health Websites You Can Trust
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
Rochester General Hospital Health Library
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