How to Find Good Health Information Online

Everyone's hitting websites, chat rooms, and apps for health advice these days. Make sure you're getting truly good info with our look at all that's helpful, trustworthy, and new.

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by Jennifer Abbasi

We're becoming a nation of DIY doctors: A whopping 80 percent of Internet users have turned to the Web for health help, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.

"We take it for granted that you can, for instance, look up the side effects for a prescription on your mobile device as the pharmacist fills your order, but this instant access to digital health information now is pretty remarkable," notes Betsy Humphreys, deputy director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

So, where to go for the best advice? We've got the scoop.

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