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Consumer Health Resources: Health Information Hoaxes

Some of the best websites available for consumers searching for health information, most of which are freely available to the public. Last updated: 1/17/18.

Hoaxes and Misinformation

There is a lot of medical misinformation and health hoaxes on the internet. Some of this information may come from a place of extreme bias, is created to fuel a controversy, or is unintentionally misleading. The links on this page provide resources for checking if information is a hoax and questions to ask when judging whether or not a resource is reliable.

Addressing Health Hoaxes

Identifying Credible Resources

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