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Healthful and Safe College Life (EDCEP 103)
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Evaluating Health Information Module

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Disclaimer: Users of the Lafene Health Center web site acknowledge their role and responsibility in seeking health care. Health information is provided on this web site as a reference, and is not intended to replace a visit to your doctor or other health care provider. Lafene Health Center is not responsible for information on web sites other than our own. The mention of a particular product or service does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement unless indicated. K-State students, for health care, see your Lafene healthcare provider. Medical care is not provided using e-mail.

Evaluating Health Information
National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus -

National Cancer Institute - How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/health-info-online

Federal Trade Commission - www.ftc.gov - About - http://ftc.gov/ftc/about.shtm

Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.gov - For Consumers: Protect Yourself - www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ProtectYourself


If You Want To Know More:

Trust it or Trash it? www.geneticalliance.org

FamilyDoctor.org, Health on the Web: Finding Reliable Information: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/self-care/health-information-on-the-web-finding-reliable-information.html

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine - 10 Things To Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/webresources

Medical Library Association, A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web: www.mlanet.org/resources/userguide.html

MedlinePlus, Health Literacy: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthliteracy.html

FAQ: National Library of Medicine® Guide to Finding Health Information - www.nlm.nih.gov/services/guide.html

FDA, Protecting Yourself - www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ProtectYourself

American Cancer Society, Rumors, Myths and Truths - www.cancer.org/AboutUs/HowWeHelpYou/rumors-myths-and-truths

FTC, Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam - www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0032-anatomy-cancer-treatment-scam

Search by the course modules for the health and safety related information.

If you have questions, please call Health Promotion, 785.532.6595.