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Is the Internet your first source to check when researching health information? If so, you’re not alone.

A recent survey, conducted by United HealthCare, found this was the case for 20 percent of survey respondents. With so much information at our fingertips, it can be hard to know if your search results come from reliable sources.

Brittany Haliani, manager of SAGE Medical Library at Cottage Health, covers this very topic in her Fact or Fiction presentation in which she discusses:

» Tools to access authoritative health websites

» How to see if your physician is board certified

» How to look up your physician’s medical license

» How to evaluate health information shared on social media

» How to access complementary and alternative medicine websites