Health Information and the Internet


scoring guide icon Discussion and Participation Scoring Guide.

Website icon WebMD.

Website icon Healthline.

One of the newer ways for the public to find medical information is through the Internet. Such examples include WebMD and Healthline. These sites are noted in the Resources section.


Identify and describe some of the resources for health information available on the Internet. Look for resources other than those identified in this discussion.

What are your thoughts about self help and researching medical issues?

Discuss both the positive and negative consequences related to doing this?

Once you are done, refer to the Discussion Participation Scoring Guide to make sure you have met the requirements of this discussion.


Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two posts. Then consider the following:


Review the sites that your peers identified. What are your thoughts and reactions to these sites? Do you feel they are reliable and viable sites? Explain.

How do your opinions different from those of your peers in relation to medical Internet sources? Explain.

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