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Health Librarians Highlight Best Health Info on Internet

Posted by Editor on January 30, 2009

PHOENIX – So you have a seemingly random set of symptoms and are ready to call the doctor but you reach for the mouse first, right? Access to health information through the Internet has expanded exponentially, allowing all of us to “play doctor” from the comfort – or discomfort as the case may be – of sitting with our laptop.

But how do you navigate the myriad sites that can describe the differences between everyday aches and pains and serious conditions? Well, don’t just punch up WebMD or Google “arthritis,” say two experts on the subject.

Librarians from The University of Arizona and Arizona State University refer to an acknowledged list of the top 10 consumer health Web sites, according to criteria set by the Medical Library Association...

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